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May 18, 2018

CHEERS TO A DECADE!

This month MMS Trust Services is celebrating our 10th year in business and it is time to sit back and reflect on where it all started. On the 30th of […]
May 18, 2018

PREFERENCE SHARES – IS IT EQUITY OR DEBT/LIABILITY?

Share Capital has traditionally been seen as equity. But is this always right? Most probably not in the case of preference shares, one should consider the substance and not just […]
May 18, 2018

SARS’S STANCE ON THE TAX TREATMENT OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will continue to apply normal income tax rules to cryptocurrencies and will expect affected taxpayers to declare cryptocurrency gains or losses as part of […]
May 18, 2018

HOW TO ‘SHOP’ FOR THE RIGHT BUSINESS FINANCE

Written by Barry Leonard – Funding Hub. MMS Group was granted permission to use this article by the author. Choosing the right business finance can be a lot like sitting […]
April 25, 2018

A GOOD TIME TO KICK BACK, UNWIND… AND WIN!

On the 24th of April 2018 the MMS recruitment team attended the UJ CTA social held at the UJ Astro. The CTA social is a fun day arranged by the […]
April 25, 2018

THE ANNUAL POTJIEKOS COMPETITION

The MMS social calendar kicked off with the annual Potjiekos competition held on the 24th of March 2018! The Potjiekos competition is a fun day for friends, family and colleagues […]
April 25, 2018

MMS GROUP AND THE THUTHUKA BURSARY FUND – TOGETHER PUNCHING ABOVE OUR WEIGHT

In line with our driving values: Connect, Understand, Solve, MMS is proud be partakers and contributors to the Thuthuka Bursary Fund. Through our involvement in this SAICA initiative, we assist […]
April 25, 2018

SECTION 19 OF THE FAIS ACT AND THE RELEVANT SUBMISSIONS TO THE FSB

Overview Section 19 of the FAIS Act states that financial statements must be submitted by all Authorised Financial Service Providers to the registrar, not later than four months after the […]
April 17, 2018

Employer Annual Reconciliation due

Employers should be aware that Employer Annual Reconciliation is due for submission at SARS from April 2018. If the relevant deadlines are missed, certain penalties will apply. Penalties are charged […]
April 9, 2018

MMS GROUP IS NOW A CERTIFIED XERO GOLD PARTNER!

Great News: MMS Group is now a certified Xero gold partner! Click here to contact us to find out how this can benefit your business.
February 23, 2018

2018/2019 Tax Guide Now available for download

The 2018/2019 MMS Tax Guide is available. Please click here to download the latest guide.
February 22, 2018

2018 Budget Speech Summary

On 21 February 2018, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 Budget Speech. How does the Budget Speech affect you or your business? Hereby a summary of the most significant […]
February 19, 2018

UIF obligations on foreigner/expatriate employees in South Africa

There are frequent questions with regards to UIF contributions and benefits payable to foreign/expatriate employees in a Company. Under the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, these amendments have an effect as […]
February 19, 2018

Separating business and personal expenses (part 1):
Why is it necessary?

Owners of part-time and small businesses e.g. multi-level marketers, estate agents, consultants and self-employed sole proprietors, often use one bank account for personal and business purposes, resulting in business and […]
February 19, 2018

Provisional Tax penalties on underestimation of income

Provisional taxpayers are generally those taxpayers who earn income from sources other than a salary. In other words, PAYE is not deducted from these other sources of income on a […]
February 19, 2018

Terminating temporary VAT relief of residential property letting

While most sectors of the South African economy celebrated the expectations of stable growth under a more business-friendly regime in 2018, these celebrations would have been somewhat subdued around the […]
February 6, 2018

A message from the MMS Group directors

With the new year in full swing, it is important to take a moment and reflect on 2017 and all the highlights to give us that extra boost of motivation […]
February 6, 2018

Tax clearance certificates

Taxpayers may require SARS to issue them with a tax clearance certificate for various reasons. This includes a general confirmation that the relevant taxpayer’s affairs are all in order and […]
February 6, 2018

Keep your business growing

Having a successful business means ensuring that it continues to grow. Without growth, your business will eventually run dry and stagnant. But with the added responsibility of maintaining your business […]
February 6, 2018

Welcoming Tax news for franchise owners

The Tax Court has upheld a decision that a tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act may be applied to franchisee costs. Section 24C permits the […]
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