Professional Tax Specialist (SA)

Professional Tax Specialist (SA) If the thought of being busier than usual around the start of a tax year makes your heart sing, you may want to become a Professional Tax Specialist (SA). You will know tax law and practices inside and out and be in demand at...

How to Become an Accounting Technician (SA)

How to Become an Accounting Technician (SA) Do you have a non-accounting degree but want to step into the world of accountancy? No problem! With the designation of Accounting Technician (SA), you will be able to work your way up with qualifications while you earn...

Do You Want To Make More Money?

Do You Want To Make More Money? Once qualified, the work begins in building a career that truly blossoms. Fortunately for you, accountancy is a lucrative career path to follow. According to the official document released by the government, entitled, “The National...

Don’t Do It Alone – Why Be A Student Member Of SAIPA

Don’t Do It Alone - Why Be A Student Member Of SAIPA You may notice that we keep talking about the SAIPA Student Membership, for which there is a very good reason. If you were to visit our Student Membership page, you would find that there are numerous benefits for a...

Where Do You Want To Be In 5 Years’ Time?

Where Do You Want To Be In 5 Years’ Time? When it comes to job interviews, the usual questions will pop up: “Why do you want to work here?” “How would people describe you?” And, of course, “Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” It is a tough one, especially...

Learning Never Stops

Learning Never Stops Unlike the traditional understanding of what an accountant does, which puts emphasis on the preparation of financial statements, a Professional Accountant (SA) is a business consultant/advisor who actively participates in the decision-making...

The Accountant’s Life After University

The Accountant’s Life After University I know that walking out of university, degree in hand, is both thrilling and unquestionably one of the scariest things you will ever do. For one, you are saying goodbye to a way of life to which you have become accustomed for the...

Johan Kotze

3. Related Finance Charges vs Similar Finance Charges: How Broadly Will the New Definition of Interest Be Interpreted? By Johan Kotze The definition of ‘interest’ under section 24J of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 refers to “interest or related finance charges”....

Ettiene Retief

2. VAT and employees’ tax in regards non-executive directors By Ettiene Retief The question in regards the requirement to deduct employees’ tax from the remuneration paid to non-executive directors (NED), or whether the NED would be required to be registered for VAT,...