Maximising wealth, minimising tax

A comparative look at retirement annuities versus tax-free savings accounts. When it comes to personal finance, every individual has different needs, dreams and financial goals, as well as different pathways to achieving those objectives. One of the most common long-term ambitions shared by many South Africans is to retire comfortably—to live confidently, knowing that there […]

VAT and freelance creatives: Understanding where the buck stops

When someone says influencer, freelance designer, writer, or content creator (collectively referred to as a creative freelancer), do you think VAT?  Probably not—and you’re not alone. Many creative freelancers don’t consider taxes in their creative pursuits. It’s not a topic that readily comes to mind when you’re brainstorming ideas or putting the finishing touches on […]

When to register your business for VAT

There’s a compulsory threshold, but there may be advantages to voluntary registration. Value-added Tax (VAT) registration is a crucial obligation for businesses operating in South Africa. Knowing when to register for VAT is essential to comply with tax laws and avoid penalties. This article discusses the circumstances under which businesses must register for VAT in […]

Unlocking the benefits of expert tax planning

Tax planning is the strategic organization of financial affairs to minimize tax liability by utilizing deductions, exemptions, allowances, and rebates within the confines of the law. Despite the perceived complexity, tax planning offers streamlined financial management and significant savings. For business owners, it is an ongoing commitment with substantial benefits, going beyond tax payment to […]