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Tax Alert: Tax Advice could be Conceived as a Taxable Fringe Benefit

In a recent Supreme Court of Appeal case, BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (No. 1156/2018), the court unanimously ruled that services provided by professional tax advisors to expatriate employees of BMW constituted taxable fringe benefits in the hands of the employees, on which PAYE should have been withheld. Moore Cape Town’s Grant Ward looks at the implications.

Market Outlook – Brexit

As Brexit turmoil continues to plague the UK market, the team at Anchor Capital looks at the possible outcomes for the country in an article exclusively written for Moore.

Business Sales – Net Working Capital and Cash Adjustments

Are you looking at selling your business? If you think that agreeing on the business’ value is the hard part, think again. Many owners overlook the question of the purchase price’s net working capital adjustments, let alone how much cash to leave in a business at the point of sale. Colin Prasad, Associate Director of Corporate Finance in Melbourne, takes a closer look:

A Season for Everything

Spring traditionally brings with it the promise of hope and renewal – things in short supply in South Africa at present. Olivier Barbeau, Managing Partner of Moore Johannesburg, looks at the challenges facing our nation and notes that now, more than ever, businesses need ethical leadership, rock solid advisors and the will to stand and be counted.

MOORE: The new brand for Moore Stephens

In a world defined by change, everyone must adapt. Today Moore Stephens demonstrates that philosophy with a global rebrand as ‘Moore’, bringing a fresh perspective to the increasingly complex challenges faced by both their local and global clients.

Market Outlook: SA Banking Update

In this month’s Market Outlook, written exclusively for Moore Stephens by Anchor Capital, the team looks at the recent 1H19 results for Nedbank, Standard Bank and ABSA, and what they indicate for the banking sector.

IFRS 16 and its Impact on Lessees

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued IFRS 16 Leases on 13 January 2016. Revising the lease accounting requirements was first added to the IASB’s agenda in 2006. Since then, several exposure drafts have been issued and hotly debated. Now that IFRS 16 has been released, our team looks at the key implications for leases and lessees.

Essential Reading - Our Top Picks for June

Each month, our Moore Stephens L&D team brings you its top picks for essential reading. This month we look at two books published in 2018 on legacy and leadership – one about what makes ordinary people into extraordinary leaders and one about how to build a long-term legacy in a short-term world.

Section 12J – Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

We received an overwhelming response to our March newsletter article on Section 12J and how it is delivering growth for South Africa. To answer just some of your questions, we have put together a list of FAQs related to Section 12J and Section 12J Venture Capital Companies (VCC). Kai Reuning and Hans-Dieter Hillermann of Moore Stephens Johannesburg share their insights.

Tax-Free Company Transport – How to Benefit from This Provision

Transport to and from work is a daily struggle for many South Africans and as a result, many businesses provide transport for their employees. In recognition of this necessity, SARS has introduced Paragraph 10(2)(b) of the Seventh Schedule to the Income Tax Act to provide this service at “no value” for tax purposes. Lynn Alaraju of Moore Stephens Johannesburg takes a closer look.

Moore Stephens Mauritius on the Mauritian Budget Presentation

The National Mauritian Budget 2019/2020 themed “Embracing a Brighter Future Together as a Nation” was presented earlier this month by the Mauritian Minister, the Hon. Pravin Kumar Jagnaugth. Our colleagues at Moore Stephens Mauritius share their insights into the budget and what it means for individuals and companies with interests in the country.
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