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Employee share incentives

Share-based incentives for employees are a valuable tool to incentivise employees to think more about the business objectives of the company, as well as a very tax-efficient form of remuneration.
Whether looking at implementing a share scheme for your employees in the future, or reviewing your existing arrangements, our team of experts can help through the whole process.
Tax-approved share schemes such as the Share Incentive Trusts (SIT) are complicated and recent changes to legislation can easily lead to misinterpretation. We can help you decide what scheme is best for you, assist in the design process and advise on all aspects including share valuation, corporate tax implications and employment and capital gains tax treatment for the scheme you decide to implement. We can also deal with all SARS clearances and reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.
Other arrangements such as “future growth shares” and restricted share arrangements can also be considered if appropriate.
If you already have a scheme in place, we can provide a “share scheme doctor” service, which will review your existing arrangements to make sure they are fit for purpose and, as necessary, update your existing schemes.
We can also just assist with the ongoing requirements of schemes, including helping agree share valuations with SARS and ongoing compliance with SARS returns.