July – December 2013

December 2013

In this issue:

B-BBEE Revised Codes: Are You A Winner Or A Loser?
  • Exempted Micro Enterprises (EMEs)
  • Other Enterprises
  • Number of elements reduced, and Discounting
  • Points System
  • Ownership
  • Skills Development
  • Enterprise and Supplier Development
  • Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs)
  • Time frame
  • Sector Codes
  • Fronting
  • Approach these codes with caution!

Debt Review Might Help Your Staff

  • What does it do?
  • What are the steps?

Finance 101: Is The Economy Lurching To The Left Or The Right?  Clues in the Medium Term Budget Speech 

  • So, how did Minister Gordhan fare?


November 2013

In this issue:

Beware of Cyber Crime – It’s Growing Rapidly and You Are At Risk!
  • What is cyber crime and how prevalent is it?
  • Why target small businesses?   
  • What can we do about it?

Tax Tips 2013

  • What you should do

Check for CV Fraud: The Costs Can Keep Mounting 

  • What to do if an employee has faked his/her credentials

Finance 101:  What Exactly Is “Quantitative Easing (QE)”?  And Does The End Of QE Mean Trouble For Our Economy? 

  • What is QE? Oiling America’s economy – how it helped us 
  • Where does that leave South Africa?  The pincer threat in the wings
  • What can we do about it?

Your Tax Deadlines For November


October 2013

In this issue:

Directors’ Personal Liabilities: It’s Not All Bad – The “Business Judgment Rule”
  • What does the Act require of directors? 
  • Where the “business judgment rule” fits in

The Public Officer: A Vital Appointment

  • When is the Public Officer appointed and what are his/her duties and responsibilities?
  • Public Officers and their risk of personal liability
  • Who should the Public Officer be?

Design Protection: Patents Aren’t the Only IP Protection Out There

  • How does it work?
  • What options are available and how does design protection compare with patent protection?

We’re Being Pulled and Pushed Around!  SARS Discontinues Debit Pull Transactions

Your Tax Deadlines For October


September 2013

In this issue:

VAT Registration Blues – There’s Light on the Horizon!
  • Compulsory registration
  • Voluntary registration
  • The bottom line

Labour Broking – Is It Dead or Alive?

  • Why do unions want to stop labour broking?
  • Is there a way out?
Finance 101:   How Proposed Legislation Will Change the Landscape
  • What will the new legislation look like?
  • Contributions to retirement funds
  • Lump sum pay-outs and pension annuities
  • Preservation of Funds
  • Costs and governance
Your Tax Deadlines For September


August 2013

In this issue:

It’s Tax Season Again: Must You Submit a Return This Year?

  • Individuals who must submit a return
  • Companies, Close Corporations (CCs), Trusts and Juristic Persons who must submit a return
  • When must you submit your return?

The Auditors’ Report – What’s It Based On and Does It Reduce My Liability?

  • What is the audit report based on? 
  • What does your auditor do?
  • What is the opinion on? 
  • As a business owner does this reduce my liability? 

Employers:  What Do The New Remuneration Thresholds Mean To You?

  • What are the protections?

Retirement 101: How the Taxman Assists You With Your Retirement

  • How the tax treatment of contributions made by employer and employee varies by different fund
  • Taxation of withdrawals

Your Tax Deadlines For August


July 2013

In this issue:

Hard Labour Needed at The Department of Labour
  • Where did it begin?  The discounts and the amnesty
  • What happened?  An “offer you can’t refuse”
Employers: The Polygraph – How Much Reliance Can You Place On It?
  • The risks of getting this wrong are high!
  • The bottom line
Finance 101:  Retirement Part 2 – Do You Have Enough To Retire On?
  • How much do you need to retire?
  • The retirement calculation
  • Your ideal Retirement Adequacy Ratio
Tax Corner