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Phila Sizwe: Supporting South Africa’s SMMEs through a unique Mentor Hotline
Phila Sizwe: Supporting South Africa’s SMMEs through a unique Mentor Hotline
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The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), under the banner of its Enterprise Development (SAICA ED) entity and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) have collaborated with FNB and Fetola to help small business customers with pro-bono professional services.
Tax returns auto assessments: Check before you ‘accept’
Tax returns auto assessments: Check before you ‘accept’
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Johannesburg, 7 August 2020 – Speak to any individual taxpayer and tax practitioner these days and no doubt ‘auto assessments’ will feature in the conversation. Whilst many agree that the auto assessment process is a good idea and there is appreciation of SARS’ intention to simplify tax compliance, there are mixed feelings regarding the implementation and practicality thereof, writes Somaya Khaki, SAICA Project Director: Tax.
Tax returns: do the right thing or face the consequences
Tax returns: do the right thing or face the consequences
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Johannesburg, 3 August 2020 – The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS), Edward Kieswetter, briefed the media and stakeholders on 30 July 2020 to provide an update in terms of SARS’ plans in respect of the 2020 Filing Season. The theme for this year’s filing season is #YourTaxMatters, writes Somaya Khaki, SAICA Project Director: Tax.
When going concern became a growing concern
When going concern became a growing concern
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Johannesburg, 28 July 2020 - In March 2020, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day ‘hard’ lockdown, later to be known as a level 5 lockdown. It certainly caused flutter in the financial markets, forcing almost the entire economy to cease operations and people to be confined to their places of residence.
Institute finalises 332 disciplinary cases related to the APC 2015 Assessment
Institute finalises 332 disciplinary cases related to the APC 2015 Assessment
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Johannesburg, 22 July 2020 – In 2015, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) discovered that several candidates sitting the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) examination had allegedly breached the assessment’s ethical expectations. Having concluded the investigations into 332 cases of alleged misconduct, SAICA is now at liberty to release the outcome of its inquiry.
Your Time is Now
Your Time is Now
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Johannesburg, 22 July 2020 - At SAICA’s recent Leadership in a time of crisis series, actuary and innovator Dean Furman spoke about how the greatest innovation is created in tough times.
The Future is Positive
The Future is Positive
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Johannesburg, 22 July 2020 - Ian Mann, one of South Africa’s most respected strategy and leadership consultants, shares his fact-based views on why the world is getting better.
SAICA’s view on the requirement to report Reportable Irregularities for the late submission of Estate Agents’ auditor’s reports
SAICA’s view on the requirement to report Reportable Irregularities for the late submission of Estate Agents’ auditor’s reports
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Johannesburg, 22 July 2020 - On 30 June 2020, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) issued communication to members, informing them of the communication from the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) regarding the submission of auditor’s reports due on that date for estate agents with financial year-ends of 28 February, and the communication from the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) regarding the reporting of reportable irregularities (RIs) in this regard, writes Thandokuhle Myoli, SAICA Project Director: Assurance.
Finding a job in a tough market
Finding a job in a tough market
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Johannesburg, 21 July 2020 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) called in two recruitment specialists to discuss the impact the coronavirus will have on jobs and salaries, and how you can up your chances to secure your ideal position.
Changing workspaces
Changing workspaces
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Johannesburg, 21 July 2020 – SAICA asked two forward-thinking accountants, Peter Magner and Willem Haarhoff, about the workspace changes that have been spurred on by remote offices