Month: May 2022

Compliance Of The Prudent Property Practitioner

Compliance Of The Prudent Property Practitioner

Property Practitioners, including Estate Agents, Candidate Estate Agents, and Property Managing Agents (“the Agents”), have for years been regulated by the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 112 of 1976 (“EAA”). However, as of 01 February 2022, this era has come to an end, with the enactment of the Property Practitioners Act, 22 of 2019 (“the Act”). …

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Tough Times-3 Key Tips On How To Compensate Your Employees Better

Tough Times – 3 Key Tips On How To Compensate Your Employees Better

With the grim petrol price increase prediction of over R3,00 per litre for June 2022, employees are feeling the pinch where disposable cash is rapidly dwindling and are doing everything in their power to try keep their heads above water. Employers are feeling the ultimate pressure with the conundrum of how to remunerate employees more …

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Beware The Ides Of SARS: Telephonic Audits On The Rise

Beware The Ides Of SARS: Telephonic Audits On The Rise

“A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March”. These famous Shakespearean words forewarning the misfortune of Julius Caesar (which Julius Caesar ultimately ignored and led to his demise) may not be as archaic as appears at first sight; especially in the realm of tax, and when SARS’ new “audit strategy” is considered. In recent …

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Permanent “Load-Shedding” For Non-Compliant Property Practitioners

Permanent “Load-Shedding” For Non-Compliant Property Practitioners

Unlike its predecessor, the Act serves to provide grounds of disqualification from practicing as a property practitioner, including, but not limited to, not being in possession of a valid tax clearance certificate (“TCC”). The knock-on effect here is the Agents are then unable to procure / renew their Fidelity Fund certificate (“FFC”), which has always …

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SARS intensifies collaboration with international tax authorities to identify non-compliant South African taxpayers

SARS Intensifies Collaboration With International Tax Authorities To Identify Non-Compliant South African Taxpayers

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) continues to make good its commitment to call non-compliant South African taxpayers to account, most recently collaborating with the Irish Tax Authority (“ITA”) to identify South Africans operating Airbnb businesses in Ireland. In March 2022, SARS issued the ITA with an exchange of information request related to South African …

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