Your primary residence and CGT

Your primary residence and CGT

This has to be one of the most misunderstood concepts of the CGT legislation STEVEN JONES EVER SINCE Jesus extolled the Pharisees to “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” (as recorded in Mark 12: 13-17), recalcitrant taxpayers have sought to disprove that a...
Share trading and the taxman

Share trading and the taxman

Fancy yourself as a share-trader? As with most things in life, SARS is never far away… STEVEN JONES IF YOU are making a number of trades within the short-term portion thereof, you may be concerned about being classified as a ‘share-dealer’ for income tax purposes....
SARS thanks you for their 13th cheque

SARS thanks you for their 13th cheque

Why bonuses are taxed so savagely   STEVEN JONES EVERY YEAR at around this time, I get queries from people asking why SARS has taken such a massive bite out of their hard-earned bonus. Such queries are understandable, as the following simplified example...
Dividend investing

Dividend investing

Merits, and considerations   PRESTON NARAINSAMY A DIVIDEND is a payment made by a company to its shareholders, and usually comes from a portion of earnings that a business decides to release to investors, as opposed to reinvesting back into the business. A...