How a data-driven culture can transform your business

In today’s digital era, data has become an essential resource for businesses to grow and thrive in a competitive market. But not all companies are taking advantage of this opportunity. In fact, many organisations are still struggling to understand how they can benefit from their data assets and use them effectively to improve their performance. […]

Wear-and-tear allowance

Capital expenditure incurred in the production of income and in carrying on of a trade does not qualify for a deduction under the so-called general deduction formula in section 11(a) of the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962 (the Act). The Act does, however, grant deductions or allowances for specific types of capital expenditure […]

Correction of an assessment: Section 93

As portrayed in the Tax Administration Act No 28 of 2011 (TAA), the dispute resolution rules lay out the legal framework to be followed by both the taxpayer and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to resolve disputes. Section 93 of the TAA lists a number of circumstances under which SARS can reduce a taxpayer’s […]

Talent mobility is the key to the future of work

In today’s dynamic business environment, the need to adapt and keep up with client demands, changing market conditions, technology innovation, and increased globalisation, makes it imperative that companies proactively create a responsive workforce. This is where talent mobility comes into play. A talent mobility strategy enables high-performing employees to move around your organisation by strategically matching their […]

PAYE and non-residents

Employment income is generally taxed where the services are physically exercised. The place of contract conclusion, where the employer is based and where the remuneration is paid is irrelevant in determining the taxation of employment income. This principle is supported by South African legislation and case law. Income earned from South African employers for services […]

Employee share incentive schemes

Employer companies generally implement employee share incentive schemes to retain and incentivise their employees by enabling the latter to receive indirect benefits from the appreciation in the growth of the company. This is an effective way to offer benefits to employees and encourage their participation and loyalty of employees. Even though these schemes are generally […]

Your business can grow and flourish by going green

As the risks of climate change become more intense and prevalent in today’s world, businesses are feeling the pressure to adapt and rethink their business models, making sure they align with the needs of clients, employees, as well as the environment. The Main Advantages of a Green Office Why should you invest in a greener […]

Are civil judgments susceptible to rescission?

On 11 March 2022, the Constitutional Court (CC) of South Africa granted leave to appeal and set aside an order from the High Court of South Africa (HC), Western Cape Division. The issue before the court in Barnard Labuschagne Incorporated v SARS was whether a certified statement filed by SARS that is treated as a […]

Analysing tax exemption for dividends

Dividends are a valuable part of many shareholders’ income, but even though they are exempt from regular income tax, it does not mean that they are completely exempt from tax. A dividend can be defined as any local or foreign dividend paid by a resident company of South Africa or a foreign country, provided that the […]

Budget 2022: Details start to emerge

The annual National Budget Speech was delivered on 23 February 2022 by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Practitioners are getting to grips with some of the more pertinent changes that will become a reality for taxpayers, particularly in the individuals, employment and savings areas. Reviewing the timing of accrual and incurral of variable remuneration Section 7B […]