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July 12, 2018

Changing banking details with SARS

In order to prevent fraud, the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) requires confirmation of new or any changes to existing banking details and will only process any refunds due once […]
July 12, 2018

IFRS 15 – Revenue from contracts with customers

IFRS 15 recently became effective for financial periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. IFRS 15 is only applicable to entities that have implemented International Financial Reporting Standards as […]
July 12, 2018

Medical scheme fees tax credit

Section 6A of the Income Tax Act[1] provides for a medical scheme fees tax credit (“MTC”), or rebate, which reduces the amount of income tax payable by a natural person […]
July 12, 2018

Don’t be insane – Make a change!

“Insanity – Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result” – Albert Einstein Cash flow can be a big challenge for any business. Does the following scenarios sound […]
June 26, 2018

Don’t delay, submit your 2018 Income Tax Return!

Annual Tax season is here, and Income Tax return submissions starts on the 1st of July 2018. We’ve taken the liberty of answering frequently asked questions individuals may have. The […]
June 14, 2018

WHEN LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS LOAN, MAKE PURPOSE YOUR CENTRAL CONSIDERATION

Written by Marilynn Leonard – Funding Hub. MMS Group was granted permission to use this article by the author. Today there are many types of loans, from many types of lenders, including […]
June 14, 2018

PROOF REQUIRED FOR INCOME TAX RETURNS – INDIVIDUALS

Following the conclusion of the 2018 tax year, documents will be issued to you that must be retained for tax purposes. The following documents should, if applicable, be submitted to […]
June 14, 2018

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR FINANCE FUNCTION – FROM CHAOS CENTRE TO BUSINESS ENABLER

A common perception exists that the Finance and Admin function of a company is only a cost centre and its sole purpose is to record, report, repeat. Many of our […]
June 14, 2018

WHAT ARE A DIRECTOR’S FIDUCIARY DUTIES?

Fiduciary duty of good faith In terms of the common law, a director’s fiduciary duty means that a director acts in good faith and in the best interests of the […]
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 […]
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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