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Save for your golden years

  |   Finance News

Saving for retirement can prove to be a very complex task, however, this does not have to be the case. Many people are not making the necessary provisions for retirement. When you start a new job or enter the workforce for the first time, the last thing you think...

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The different VAT supplies

  |   Tax

There are a few instances where VAT is not charged at the standard rate of 15%. In the following newsletter, we distinguished between the different supplies that attract VAT but does not necessarily have the impact of a standard rate supply. Denied Supplies The VAT Act provides for certain expenses where...

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What are bitcoins?

  |   Finance News

1.1 Background to Bitcoin Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin. These are some of the most prominent cryptocurrencies on the market today. Bitcoin is by far the best-known cryptocurrency due to the substantial increase in the price that was experienced in the past couple of years. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency - a digital asset designed to work as a medium...

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The importance of having a work-life balance

  |   Employee

Having a job and a steady income plays a significant role in any person’s life, as it keeps us afloat and drives us to reach our full professional potential. However, when we have an unhealthy work-life balance, this can all come tumbling down. An employee’s ability to establish and maintain...

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Why is emotional intelligence in the workplace important?

  |   Blog

The term “emotional intelligence” was coined in 1990 by scholars, however, business leaders soon adopted this concept and term and made it their own.   Emotional intelligence definition:   Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person’s ability to perceive, comprehend and manage their own feelings and emotions. EQ consists of...

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Your payroll administration questions answered

  |   Accounting

As payroll administrators ourselves, we encounter a few frequently asked questions that employers, business owners or those responsible for payroll administration within organisations struggle with.  Below we have a detailed answer for you on these burning questions you are facing.  We hope that you find...

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The 2019 Tax Season is here

  |   Tax

The 2019 tax season officially started on 1 July 2019.   Different filing periods apply, depending on the way a taxpayer chooses to submit their return:   Taxpayers who use e-filing to submit their returns have from 1 July 2019 until 4 December 2019. Provisional taxpayers have until...

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Innovation: How to manage it

  |   Business

Managing innovation? Why put a damper on creativity? No, that is not the idea. The purpose of managing innovation is to organise all the free-flowing ideas in order to avoid chaos and to actually put all the great ideas into action.   Here are the steps to...

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Capital gain: Calculating your foreign currency

  |   Tax

With the fast approaching 2019 tax season, taxpayers who have realised a capital gain in a foreign currency should take note of the special rules that apply to the translation of those gains to Rand.   Generally, there are two ways of translating a capital gain or...

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