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Huysamen Westraad Incorporated December 2021
'Tis the Season for Giving but Beware the Taxman!

Many companies in South Africa are generous givers, even during these trying COVID-19 times. During the annual festive holiday season giving to staff, clients and suppliers, as well as to charitable organisations, is a widespread practice that aims to convey appreciation and build relationships. 

Whether you are thinking of annual bonuses for employees; Christmas parties for suppliers; or corporate gifts for your top clients, there are tax implications that should be considered – from tax deductions to VAT implications! For this reason, it is important to consult a professional before you implement any festive season giving this year. 

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The Hybrid Workforce Debate: What SMEs Need to Know  
What To Do When Preparing to Sell Your Business  
Festive Season Cybercrime Alert: Tips from SARS  
A third of respondents surveyed during a recent study into the hybrid workforce indicated they would continue working from home.

Around the world the Covid-19 pandemic has changed work practices and South Africa is no exception. This required a practical solution from businesses which has resulted in the hybrid working model. 

This may give small businesses a chance to reduce office space and inventory, and possibly to repurpose the funds.

As a new year beckons, you may think that the time to sell your business is approaching. If so, there is much to consider, so prepare well. 

The good news is that putting the right things in place and establishing best practices before the sale will allow you to stand the best chance of not only selling to the right person, but also of getting the best price.

We share 7 practical tips on how best to go about this, underlining the need to start the requisite planning as far in advance as possible, and emphasising the value of taking professional advice every step of the way.

Industry experts have warned South African businesses to expect a sharp increase in cybercrime during the upcoming festive season, further compounding the exponential growth in cyberthreats since COVID-19 forced many companies to implement remote working and compelled many organisations, including SARS, to curtail client visits to its branches and restrict client interaction to telephonic and digital methods. 

In this article, we share the most common forms of cyberattacks and find that locally, cybercriminals frequently misuse the SARS brand to deceive unsuspecting companies and individuals. Find out here what steps you can take to safeguard your business this festive season. 
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Your Tax Deadlines for December 2021
  • 2 December – Extended filing season deadline for non-provisional individual taxpayers (originally 23 November 2021)

  • 7 December – Monthly Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) submissions and payments

  • 24 December - Value-Added Tax (VAT) manual submissions and payments

  • 30 December - Excise Duty payments

  • 31 December - Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Provisional Tax payments where applicable

  • 31 December - Value-Added Tax (VAT) electronic submissions and payments.
Thank you for your support in 2021.  

Have a Wonderful Festive Season, and a Happy and Prosperous 2022.

Enjoy the Break!

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