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A quick view on the tax consequences of the Budget 2015

A quick view on the tax consequences of the Budget 2015

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This speech of Minister Nene was highly anticipated and perhaps feared by some. 

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How to pay yourself if you are a small business owner – Part 1

How to pay yourself if you are a small business owner – Part 1

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What is the most tax effective and correct way to get the profit of your business in your personal bank account?

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Emotional bursts of doing nothing

Emotional bursts of doing nothing

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This past year I have noticed that in the small business world there is various small business owners that have some or other trigger to make them realise they need systems and that paying taxes is indeed not a myth. This trigger is usually something like the need of a tax clearance certificate for a government tender or something in line with this. In some cases the business owner wakes up one morning with a realisation that they will need to start keeping records and complying to statutory obligations.

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Who should register for provisional tax?

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Let’s start with why provisional tax exists. It is simply a way to spread the tax amount due by the person or company over a period of time. This is to ensure that a large amount of tax is not due when the relevant assessment has been completed. Basically it is similar to Pay As You Earn (PAYE), except it is less frequent. Where PAYE is due monthly, provisional tax is due every 6 months. Straight to the point, SARS wants to ensure that they get their money while it is most likely that you still have cash.

To answer the question of who should register for provisional tax, it is any person that derives any income other than a salary. In other words any income on which PAYE is not paid. Thus if you earn a salary and for example earn rental income you should register. From the SARS website:

“Any person who receives income (or to whom income accrues) other than a salary, is a provisional taxpayer. A provisional taxpayer is defined in paragraph 1 of the Fourth Schedule of the Income Tax Act, No.58 of 1962, as any –

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Business growth and good coffee takes time

Business growth and good coffee takes time

Why do some small businesses not grow? I believe the main reason is that these small businesses wants their growth the same as their coffee. When their budget is tight they are indeed prepared to make the coffee themselves, so they make instant coffee. When funds become available they buy freshly roasted coffee from a drive through, instantly.

My point is that whether these small businesses have funds or not, they want growth to be instant. Some of these small businesses do implement measures for growth and then they quickly realise there is no instant results. So in most cases the measures fade away because no results are visible. Most real sustainable growth happens over time, similar to planting a seed today and only harvesting the crop in a future season and the crop may fail a few times along the way.

Being a coffee enthusiast myself, I can tell you that a good cup comes at a cost. I prefer to buy my beans from the roaster or a retail outlet that is directly affiliated with a local roaster, meaning they get freshly roasted coffee at least weekly. I do not buy the beans that are on the shelves on most supermarkets as they are in most cases guaranteed to be stale after a month from roasting date. Further I do not buy ground coffee as with that the freshness along with the taste is basically lost 3 minutes after grinding it. I buy beans and grind it myself, preferably with a hand manual grinder. An electric grinder is fine if it is a decent burr grinder, but the decent ones are usually the industrial ones and are rather expensive for the home user. You have the electric blade grinder as a cheap alternative but it gives you an inconsistent grind (coffee particles vary in size) and the heat of the rotating blades damages the coffee's taste. There is a reason to this madness, if done correctly you will get the most amazing and authentic coffee taste. Coffee should never be bitter. And you should never kill coffee with sugar! The reason people drink sugar in their coffee is exactly because it is prepared incorrectly and then tastes bitter.

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