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13 September 2018

The need for affordable quality education stimulated an increase in the number of private schools in South Africa. The provision of educational services and the supply of ancillary goods and services directly related thereto and necessary to provide educational services are exempt from VAT...

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08 August 2018

The recent improvements in computer networking technology coupled with highly efficient storage mechanisms have led to the rise of high-speed connectivity and given organisations and individuals the ability to move large amounts of data / information over the internet to cloud storage.

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07 August 2018

A recent ruling by the Constitutional Court clarified sections of the Labour Relations Act, confirming that in the case of an employee assigned to a client company by a Temporary Employment Service (TES), or labour broker, for the first three months the TES is the employer, after which the client...

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31 July 2018

If you are considering the sale of your business you want to make absolutely sure that you squeeze every last drop of value out of the sale. More often than not, the creation of your company has been your life’s work, and you do not want to be left with a sour taste by cashing out too cheaply...

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23 July 2018

As global mobility increases it is becoming common for high net wealth families to own homes in a number of countries, as well as investing in commercial and other real estate outside of their country. Often this can be driven by their children who have chosen to undertake their university...

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23 July 2018

In this new article BDO UK Tax partner and Head of BDO Global Private Client Services, Wendy Walton, shares her perspective on current global trends in private wealth – pointing to some of the latest research.  This is the first in a series of articles from BDO Global Private Client Services in...

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20 July 2018

“Tax advocacy” describes activities deployed by companies to influence external stakeholders to change a specific fiscal policy or behaviour. Tax advocacy can also be used to preserve the status quo (for example, the recent carbon and sugar tax debates in the South African context). Tax advocacy...

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19 July 2018

If someone asks you whether you're ready for retirement, it's likely that your answer will hinge on whether you've made adequate financial preparation for it. But, while this remains a crucial consideration, there's so much more to think about. Retirement is being completely redefined -  from an...

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17 July 2018

Before 2011, under the old 1973 Companies Act the first signs of “financial illness” of businesses were mostly ignored and management invariably waited for the problems to “go away” instead of taking the necessary “medicine” early. This then led to more financial hardship which in most cases...

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