Accounting

January 12, 2024

Is a maintenance payment a ‘Donation’?

Helping someone out may be exempt from donations tax—but as always, the devil is in the detail… Donations tax is one of those strange taxes where […]
November 24, 2023

Unforeseen tax debt from crypto trading

Landing in a position of indebtedness to SARS can be quite a stressful journey on its own ─ but if you forget to leave room in […]
November 24, 2023

Tax implications for marriages in community of property

The default marriage regime has some complicated tax consequences. When couples are caught up in wedding and honeymoon planning, visiting their attorney often takes a backseat. […]
October 19, 2023

Tax compliance lives beyond death

A deceased estate takes on a (tax) life of its own while being wound up. I started my first job back in September 1987 at the […]
October 19, 2023

Retirement planning – Distributing retirement fund death benefits

Allocating death benefits, and determining appropriate methods of payment. Once the board of trustees has determined the beneficiaries and is satisfied that its proposed allocation is […]
September 4, 2023

Investment insights: Maximising interest returns

Navigating the trade-off between liquidity and return Investors with a more short-term or undefined investment horizon often leave their money in a bank deposit of some […]
August 3, 2023

Avoid unnecessary costs abroad: Say no to dynamic currency conversion

Although exchange rates can make traveling abroad expensive, it’s possible to minimise extra costs for the sake of convenience. A significant aspect of travel is the […]
August 3, 2023

More blackouts, fewer jobs, less tax revenue

When will government recognise that Eskom’s crisis is South Africa’s crisis? It is shocking that the South African government seems not to regard the now regular […]
August 3, 2023

Testamentary trusts still have their place

How you can protect your assets from predators—including SARS Trusts have received a lot of bad press over the past few years, what with SARS taking […]
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