Newsletter | March 2015 Download print version
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Marketing, analytics and ROI
Grow your business through strategic acquisitions
Corporate divorce
Weekly planning
TAX NEWS
The new Interest Withholding Tax
Documentation to be kept for tax purposes
 

Financial
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Deadlines looming

Employer Annual Reconciliation starts
- 1 April 2015 -

Employer Annual Reconciliation ends
- 29 May 2015 -

Return of Earning deadline extended
- 31 May 2015 -

Start of Tax Season for individuals and trusts
- 1 July 2015 -

 
 

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our March newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the articles we have specially prepared for you.

The 2015/2016 Budget Speech was announced by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on 25 February 2015. You can view a summary of the Budget Speech 2015 here.

Please click here to view the Tax Guide for 2015/2016 that we have prepared for you.

Keep in mind that we are here to assist you should you need us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on any of the topics covered.

Regards,

Rhoderic and Chrisna Roberts
Partners

Marketing, analytics and ROI

Over the last few years marketers have improved in the analytics arena. Today, most marketing teams are tracking results as more tools are made available. Tracking can include website analytics, predictive analytics, business analytics and intelligence tools. The question is, with so many tools and measurements available which analytics best help calculate Return On Investment (ROI)?

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Grow your business through strategic acquisitions

Now that the worst of the downturn appears to be behind us, many business owners or managers are turning their attention to growing their businesses. Growth can be a complicated proposition for any company. There are many “organic” options, such as winning new clients, hiring new staff and creating new product and service offerings.

While organic growth is undoubtedly part of the plan, it is often a slow process. If your growth goals are more aggressive, a strategic acquisition might be a route to consider.

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Corporate divorce

If your business partner decides he or she wants to leave the company you both started twenty years ago, you must move forward without destroying the business you have worked so hard to build. Unfortunately, going your separate ways is never easy.

As the remaining business owner, your first step is to determine whether you are prepared and able to run the business by yourself. Ask yourself these questions:
  • Do you have a management team to help ease the transition?
  • How easily can your former business partner be replaced?

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Weekly planning

Planning is imperative if you want to attain your business goals. Many business people engage in yearly or even monthly planning, but what about weekly planning? If you want to work more effectively, you need to plan each day of your week. Monday's are tricky days; they tend to set the tone for the rest of the week, so start them well as the rest of the week generally seems to continue in the same vein.

If you start them badly the doom and gloom can often hang around until Friday. A positive start is important; if you want the week to get off to a flying start, you need to work smarter and have a plan.

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TAX NEWS

The new Interest Withholding Tax

The South African legislature has been considering introducing Interest Withholding Tax (IWT) paid to foreigners since 2010. The process has now finally culminated in the withholding tax on interest that came into effect from 1 March 2015. This article covers the answers to a few questions regarding the basic principles of this new regime that any advisor and business owner needs to know.

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Documentation to be kept for tax purposes

On 28 February it was the end of the tax year of assessment for natural persons. It is time to reflect on the documentation that taxpayers should retain for purposes of queries or further requests for information by SARS.

This article sets out the framework to determine what information and supporting documents must be kept and that have been the subject of requests for information by SARS over the past year.

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