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Don’t Let a Death or Disablement Destroy Your Business

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600   The greatest need in many small businesses is for cash flow. Picture this scenario: Three people start a business and after a few years it is beginning to make profit – in a year it will go cash

Youth Employment Tax Incentive Extended for Ten Years

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 There is chronic unemployment in the country and it is especially felt by the youth where up to 50% cannot find a job. The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is designed to encourage companies to employ “youths” (between

How tax returns will be easier this year, and should you file if you earn under R500,000?

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 “Death and taxes may be inevitable but they shouldn’t be related” (J.C. Watts Jr)” Tax season 2019 begins on 1 August (1 July for taxpayers who are registered for eFiling or have access to the MobiApp) and SARS

Small Businesses: Make The Most of Your Tax Breaks!

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 "There are two systems of taxation in our country: one for the informed and one for the uninformed." (U.S. Judge Learned Hand) Whether you have recently started a new venture or have had a small business for a

Tax and Solar Energy Plants: Your Business Can Deduct the Costs Upfront

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 “If only there was some kind of an infinite power source that was free to use all day every day…” (Anon) In a recent binding ruling, SARS confirmed it will allow the cost of solar power units. The

The new accounting reporting standards and how they impact on you

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 If your business is subject to audit, be aware that new standards have become effective in 2019. The most important of these is “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”. This could, depending on your business, fundamentally alter the way

Informing the Uninformed: Doctors & Patients – Communication is Key

1 April 2019 was certainly not a day for fools. The Supreme Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Beukes v Smith ((211/2018) [2019] ZASCA 48) for a surgeon whose information to his patient was called into question. The decision really highlights the value of keeping proper written records of explanations,

Expat Tax: How will the changes affect you?

ARTICLE COURTESY OF LDP Tel: 021 888 5600 | Fax: 021 888 5697/8 e-mail : info@ldp.co.za | Web site : www.ldp.co.za 10 Helderberg Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 “A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.” (Ecard humour) (Note: If you aren’t yourself an expatriate, please think of passing this on to someone who is – forward planning

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