Newsletter | November 2014 Download print version
Index
Developers: Register or regret
Improve your website’s performance
The digital customer experience
Apple Watch
TAX NEWS
An introduction to the new saving incentives
 

Financial
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Deadlines looming

Tax season deadline for eFiling (Provisional taxpayers)
- 30 January 2015 -

 
 

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our November newsletter. As the year is coming to an end we wish to thank you for your support during 2014.

The Wallrich offices will be closed from 17 December 2014 and will re-open on 5 January 2015. Please remember to contact us for all your tax, financial and 2015 budget planning needs. We wish you a happy festive season and prosperous 2015.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on any of the topics covered. We welcome your feedback.

Regards,

Rhoderic and Chrisna Roberts
Partners

Developers: Register or regret

Residential property developers need to note the recent Constitutional Court judgment confirming that you must register with the NHBRC (National Home Builder's Registration Council) before you conclude a building contract or commence building.

If you don’t register or if you register late you cannot enforce payment. In fact, you commit a criminal offence just by accepting any payment.

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Improve your website’s performance

Designing and developing a website is probably one of the most important elements of a business marketing plan. Companies around the world rely on their online trade to increase revenue, improve visibility and help expand their customer base.

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Creating great client meetings

You are the heart of your business and your clients are the lifeblood. Most businesses have client interactions that involve meetings.

The difference between a good client experience and a great one are often down to “touch points” with the firm, such as client meetings. Your goal for every client meeting should be to create and nurture a connection with the client. Whether it is to deliver what you promised, to talk about an upcoming project or product or to show gratitude by taking them to lunch; connection is the platform for any meeting with a client.

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The digital customer experience

As the digital marketplace continues to develop and expand, customer expectations are changing. Businesses need to adapt in order to meet the needs of these customers.

The online experience
Users want a good online experience and they have expectations of what a quality website should look like. They will no longer wait long periods for a website to load. Customers also expect your site to have clear navigation, regardless of the type of device they are using. Social media is now a fact of life and your customers expect to be able to find your firm on platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn in addition to your website.

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Apple Watch

Apple officially unveiled the Apple Watch at the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. It will be available in early 2015, starting at $349 in the USA with prices elsewhere yet to be announced (a rough conversion would be R4 000).

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TAX NEWS

An introduction to the new saving incentives

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) viewed the short period for which South Africans are generally not known for their ability to save. Over the years a number of measures relating to tax have been implemented to encourage savings.

The recently released Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, which will become the Taxation Laws Amendment Act once promulgated, contains the new incentive to encourage savings. This article considers the current savings incentive system and compares this to the basics of the new incentive.

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