Proposal for Phased Economic Recovery

The following phased economic recovery plan for South Africa has been implemented Proposal for Phased Economic Recovery. From the 01 May 2020 phase 4 will be implemented.

South African Government Relief Measures for COVID-19

Please read the relevant announcement regarding the relief measures. The full statement is included, President Cyril Ramaphosa: Escalation of measures to combat Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Following the announcement text, included are our interpretation notes, to assist you understand the relevant links and information for relevant relief applications.

Donations, what SARS needs to know

Donations, what SARS needs to know

  • Are you making donations to your children?
  • Did you make a donation to a third party, that is not a registered NGO/NPO?
  • Did you write off a loan to another person, a trust or a company?

Shortened Personal Income Tax Season

SARS published, on the 04 June 2018, a notice confirming the personal income tax filing season will be shortened. Individuals normally have from July until the end of November to file tax returns. Non-provisional tax payers will now need to submit their returns in four months.

Budget Speech 2018

Gigaba hardly paused for a breath during the South African Budget Speech 2018, to prevent interruptions. With the odd sip of water and random comment of “cheers”. He highlighted the challenge of our time, equal access for all and continued with words of optimism and resolve. Certainly, we need hope, as the country’s finances are in a precarious state.

Budget Speech 2017

Pravin Gordhan presented the Budget Speech 2017, under challenging economic conditions both globally and locally. Some significant changes were implemented this year affecting both individuals and companies. Can an economy continue to survive on a less than 1% growth rate?

Giving Back

Business Soul Accounting and our team decided we would give back to Ndabezinhle instead of having a Christmas lunch. We put on our old clothes and…

Secretarial Services

Efficient Secretarial services are a key service that we provide to companies, close corporations and trusts.

Christmas Blessing

We wish all our readers and client’s a special blessing this Christmas.

Blowing in the wind

Most storms in our region begin with a hot berg wind. Some people will bring out their costumes sit back next to the pool and enjoy the heat. Others will batton down the hatches, make sure the cars are safely parked in the garage and then sit back for the last few hours to enjoy a quick dip in the pool. Others will panic lock everything away and hide, with the expectation of heavy down pours and floods. Some don’t even have anything to pack away and enjoy the relief of a cleansing rain. Children will run in the blowing autumn leaves, catching…

Backupbank saved the day

A prominent and respectable attorney firm recently had a staff member delete files and folders on the server by mistake. Added to their whose, the daily backup device failed the day before and so substantial amounts of data were lost. We have been running for a few months with our client…

Independent Review

We are qualified as Independent Reviewers and offer a limited assurance engagement service for companies.

Caring for your business

Old computers

Windows XP was recently made redundant. Don’t be in a hurry to throw away old laptops and computers.

Reform Audit Support System – Update

The Reform Audit Support System has had significant changes in the last few months. These changes will impact the attorneys in KwaZulu-Natal with…

Budget Speech 2014

The Budget Speech 2014, by Finance Minister Pravine Gordhan, was presented under easing global economic pressure, but on the back of a weakening Rand due to the dollar strengthening in the global recovery…

Trading stock inclusion in income when applied, distributed or disposed of otherwise than in the ordinary course of trade

Have you used trading stock for personal use or changed it to use as a business asset. Have a read of this SARS interpretation note: No 65, to find out more information on how to account for it.

Employment Tax Incentive – South Africa

Once again the draft Employment Tax Incentive Bill has been tabled. The bill proposes tax relief to the employee. This is expected to pass on to the employer by reducing the effective cost to company, thus enabling companies to employ staff at a lower cost.

Business Soul Cares – Ndabezinhle Creche

Ndabezinhle Creche holds a special place in the heart of Business Soul Accounting cc. We have been supporting the creche as a part of our social upliftment ‘Business Soul Cares’ program. Education is important to us.

Payroll Reconciliation

Are you having difficulty with preparing your EMP501 payroll reconciliation?