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August 17, 2018

Celebrate women this month!

In one of the largest demonstrations staged in this country’s history, 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria’s Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to present a petition […]
August 17, 2018

How to survive a SARS audit?

You have submitted your annual tax return and sigh a sigh of relieve as you sit back and plan how you will be spending your SARS refund. BUT WAIT! WHAT?! […]
August 17, 2018

The rule of 5

“Knowledge is to know that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is to know that you should not use it in a fruit salad.” We live in the age of […]
August 17, 2018

Does my company need to file in iXBRL?

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has mandated that from the 1st of July 2018 all qualifying entities will be required to submit their annual financial statements through iXBRL […]
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 […]
August 17, 2018

How to survive a SARS audit?

You have submitted your annual tax return and sigh a sigh of relieve as you sit back and plan how you will be spending your SARS refund. BUT WAIT! WHAT?! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 30, 2017

5 Top tips to use during a SARS VAT Verification

Following a discussion with fellow senior employees at the MMS Group we felt it necessary to share some essential tips regarding the SARS VAT verification process. It is essential that […]
April 25, 2017

VDP and SVDP, what does this mean for me?

What is VDP? A VDP (Voluntary Disclosure Programme) is a process by which SARS extends an opportunity to taxpayers to regularise their tax affairs by disclosing any defaults on their […]
April 5, 2017

SARS releases new ruling on documentary requirements for VAT purposes

In February 2015 the South Atlantic Jazz Festival (Pty) Ltd successfully appealed a judgment of the Tax Court to the Full Bench of the Western Cape High Court (reported as […]
November 25, 2016

Will SARS allow you to deduct your company/close corporation’s assessed loss?

Under normal circumstances SARS will allow a taxpayer to carry forward the previous tax year’s assessed loss and set it off against the current tax year’s taxable income. However, there […]
April 25, 2016

Passive income and SARS

Have you ever investigated passive income opportunities to earn extra money? Did you consider the effect that earning additional income might have on your current income tax liability? If your […]
February 25, 2016

Gift from SARS

The tides are changing in the retirement savings space, with National Treasury encouraging us to save more for retirement by significantly increasing the tax incentives. This is one of several […]
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