Month: December 2020

A Remote Working Danger: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The move to a much greater level of remote working this year has reinforced the need for small businesses to ensure that they classify the people that work for them correctly. One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is to ensure that independent contractors, especially sole proprietors, do not drift into a position where …

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Accounting Tips for SMMEs in a Rocketing Tax Future

During his 2020 Medium-Term Budget Policy Speech not so long ago, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that government has projected tax increases of R5 billion in 2021/22, which will be followed by increases of R10 billion in 2022/23, R10 billion in 2023/24 and R15 billion in 2024/25. These impositions will require SMMEs to utilise the best available accounting skillset to minimise …

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6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Tax-Free Savings Account

Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) have been around for just over five years, and yet many people still do not know about them, are unfamiliar with the benefits or don’t know how to take maximum advantage of this unique investment opportunity. Ideally part of a diverse portfolio, TFSAs are not quite as straightforward as they may …

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