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Digital VAT is here for the United Kingdom

The global tax landscape is changing. Tax authorities around the world are exploring how technology and digitisation can transform their work and the tax compliance landscape. The 21st century might still be waiting on the flying car of the Back to the Future films but the impact of technology isn’t just prevalent in the mega… Read More Digital VAT is here for the United Kingdom

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The looming expat tax is unfair

Most taxpayers affected by the new expat tax are probably earning hard currency and the current weakened rand will to some extent negate the impact of the R1 million exemption. But expats do need to be taxed in some way By Hilary Dudley On 1 March 2020, the amended section of the Income Tax Act… Read More The looming expat tax is unfair

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Six big changes to quality management

In February 2019, the IAASB released exposure drafts for quality management at firm and engagement levels for public comment. This article provides an overview of the key proposed changes in the new and revised requirements By Hayley Barker Hoogwerf The outcome of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (IAASB) quality management project will change… Read More Six big changes to quality management

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Turning tales of perception into facts of reality

By Madelein Grobler Many tax practitioners and members in business (MIB) can tell a tale around their struggles around South African Revenue (SARS) Service passing unexplained journal entries on the statement of accounts for many years. SAICA has also taken part in this tale, continuously raising the concern during SARS engagements − since April 2015!… Read More Turning tales of perception into facts of reality

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Overview of the introductory paragraphs of ED-ISQM 1

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued three exposure drafts for quality management at firm and engagement levels in February 2019 with a deadline for comment of 1 July 2019. The suite of quality management exposure drafts includes ED-ISQM 1 discussed here This article provides an overview of the introductory paragraphs to the… Read More Overview of the introductory paragraphs of ED-ISQM 1

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Tax implications of closing down a business

Should all expenses a company incurs in limiting further losses by closing down be deductible for income tax? By Elizabeth Lombaard It is something that seems to be happening more and more these days – businesses starting up and then closing down. And, as a tax professional, I have been approached a number of times… Read More Tax implications of closing down a business