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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.
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 […]
March 23, 2018

RECENT CHANGES TO SECTION 7C

BACKGROUND Section 7C of the Income Tax Act came into effect on 1 March 2017. This section specifically deals with Interest Free- or Low Interest Loans to Trusts. The aim […]
March 23, 2018

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: INCOME TAX TREATMENT

The need to become more technology proficient and being actively engaged in the scientific and technological innovation space, has become a top priority for a lot of companies because 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 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 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

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 […]
November 29, 2017

SARS to intensify action against tax offenders

Despite the fact that SARS has upheld their philosophy of education, service, and thereafter enforcement, they have noticed an increase in taxpayers not submitting their tax returns by the stipulated […]
November 29, 2017

When and how to apply for Tax Directive – IRP3(a) and IRP3(s)

A Tax directive is issued in accordance with paragraph 9(1) of the Fourth Schedule. The tax directives are always issued in relation to a specific tax year. The tax directive […]
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