Tag: tax

Termination of an Employee Contract

Notice of termination of an employee contract must be given in writing. If an employee who receives notice of termination is not able to understand it, the notice must be explained orally by employer/representative to the employee in an official language the employee reasonably understands. Notice of termination of a contract of employment given by…

What is an appeal to SARS?

What is an appeal to SARS? If you do not agree with SARS after you did an objection, you have the right to appeal to the decision. The appeal needs to be lodged with SARS within 30 business days after SARS delivered the notice of disallowance or partial allowance of the objection. This period may…

SARS is Done Asking Nicely

This article first appeared on BusinessTech on 28 August 2021. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is issuing summonses to taxpayers with outstanding tax returns as part of a continued compliance drive by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter has pledged that the tax body will make life difficult for non-compliant taxpayers,…

Personal Taxation on Cryptocurrency

Understanding personal taxation and cryptocurrency Q: What info is required to be submitted to SARS regarding Cryptocurrency transactions and in what format? A: You will need to treat it like transactions and keep a detailed report of all your transactions. For example: the date you purchased cryptocurrency, the cost amount spent on the asset, the…

Understanding the UIF’s Temporary Employment Relief Scheme (TERS)

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As you by now know – clients can claim from TERS (UIF). However, more lenient coverage has come about with effect from 30.4.2020 and was broadcast by SAIPA today. Click here and here to download and read the documents for more specific information.

Business Rescue

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At PATC, we assist with business rescue, which is defined by the Companies Act 2008 with an aim to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is “financially distressed,” by providing for: the temporary supervision of the company and management of its affairs, business and property by a business rescue practitioner, a temporary moratorium (“stay”)…

Strategic Planning & Budgeting

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During the process of strategic planning, budgeting for the long-term should be a major consideration. Trying to plan for long-term expenses often proves difficult for many people. Here are the basics of how to budget for long-term success. Determine Goals The first thing that you will need to do to plan is to decide exactly…

Solvency & Liquidity

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Solvency & Liquidity Test A test required by the Companies Act which requires the directors of a company to assert that the company can meet all its expenses out of its incomes for the next 12 months (liquidity) and that its assets are more than its liabilities (solvency). This test must be conducted before the…

What Is Financial Distress?

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What Is Financial Distress? Financial distress is a condition in which a company cannot generate revenue or income because it is unable to meet or cannot pay its financial obligations. This is generally due to high fixed costs, illiquid assets, or revenues sensitive to economic downturns. Ignoring the signs of financial distress can be devastating…

Corporate Governance

PATC explores the topic of corporate governance

At PATC, we define corporate governance as the system of rules, practices and processes by which a firm is directed and controlled. Corporate governance essentially involves balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders, such as shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community. Since corporate governance also provides the framework for attaining a…