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UKnow Editorial – Aug 2019
Two of the reasons why I am so proud of our firm is firstly our incredible team, and secondly our
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Debt Relief Part II – Application Of Section 19 And Paragraph 12A
The previous article on debt relief focused on the legislation: the general application of the provisions and recent amendments.  To
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Planning on selling property?
Have you heard the saying “location, location, location” when it comes to property?  My parents own a beach house and
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Welcome to our team!
We would like to welcome Chrisanne Dicks to our Unik family! She recently joined our team as Personal Assistant to
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Meet our Team – Daleen Louw
Being referred to as “part of the furniture” in our firm is a badge of honour. This honour is very
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Re-visit and Re-think your Input Vat
We have recently experienced a high number of audits and reviews from SARS on VAT returns submitted. The questions asked
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Debt Relief Part I – Out With The Old, In With The New (Sort Of)
“Debtors in distress seeking relief are a recurring economic concern.  With the recent global financial crisis, an unusually large number
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UKnow Editorial – April 2019
One of the biggest reasons for the success of Unik is our awesome team. Each person in our firm is
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Meet Our Team – Christine Hartley
Christine, like many in our firm, is a jack-of-all-trades. Sometimes due to necessity, but often because she just wants to
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Must you submit financial statements to CIPC?
All companies in South Africa (including close corporations) must submit an annual return to the CIPC in the month of
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UKnow Editorial – Feb 2019
As an avid reader of just about anything (I am one of the proud bibliobibuli), I recently read again and
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From Bookkeeping to Audit to Tax – Who is responsible for what?
In the (not so) olden days, the auditor or accountant handled everything related to finance and business for a client:
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South Africans working abroad – 1 year to get your affairs in order
Many South African tax residents earn foreign employment income. This income is currently not taxed in South Africa if: the
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UKnow Editorial – Nov 2018
The countdown to the end of the year has begun, with around 6 weeks to go until a well-deserved summer
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Penalties for Non-submission of Corporate Income Tax Returns
This penalty is not a new thing for individual taxpayers, as SARS had been imposing penalties for non-submission of their
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Selected for verification? What to expect
Every professional accountant needs to do continuous professional development (CPD) to meet the requirements of his or her professional body.
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UKnow Editorial – September 2018
Happy Spring! Although it is still bitterly cold in the Western Cape as this newsletter is published, the countdown to
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The True Source of Employment Income
It has become a small world after all, with individuals and companies operating in various jurisdictions.  What most tax authorities
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No Such Thing as a Meaningless Job
A month or so ago one of my colleagues said that she thought the processing of VAT invoices was the
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UKnow Editorial – August 2018
August is Women’s Month and we are very proud of our team of women at Unik! Please see our special
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Knocking On The (Rental Property) Door
Knock knock!  Who’s there?  SARS! SARS who? Oh….SARS!!!! SARS regularly conducts random “reviews” or “requests for additional information”, as they
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Do You Receive a Travel Allowance?
Some employees receive a travel allowance where they are allowed to claim the actual kilometres travelled on behalf of the
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UKnow Editorial – June 2018
The importance of good quality bookkeeping is something that cannot be emphasised enough. If the financial records of an entity
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Recon to the Next Level (IT14SD)
What do I mean with “recon to the next level”? Maybe you have heard about the SARS form called the
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It is time (For procedurally fair and reasonable enforcement)
“In space-time, events that occur at the same time for one observer could occur at different times for another.”  In
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UKnow Editorial – May 2018
Lately it feels like two sentences keep on repeating itself in my conversations with clients and business partners: It is
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Section 7C: The phantom menace – or not?
Much has been written about Treasury’s latest attempt to curb the use of trusts as tax avoidance (not evasion!) vehicles,
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Evidence is key – SARS’ Questions (Part 2)
Firstly, a big thank you to every person out there who read the first edition of Evidence is Key in
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UKnow Editorial – March 2018
It feels a bit like a new era…. A new president, a new (ish) Minister of Finance, a new VAT
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High Court Orders SARS To Play Nice – VZ Nondabula v CSARS & Another
Beyond doubt, the 2018 budget was a controversial swan song for Mr Gigaba.  The tax proposals he introduced will be
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Evidence is Key: SARS’ Questions
My parents always told me that you’re never too old to learn, and also to learn from other’s mistakes. In
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Provisional Tax Payments – It’s that time of year again
  Poor taxpayer.  With the hangover of holiday overspending fresh in his memory, back-to-school expenses still haunting him and all
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Uknow Editorial – February 2018
Happy 2018! May this year be prosperous for you, your family and your business. This is certainly going to be
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UKnow Editorial – November 2017
International commerce has become an everyday reality. Buying from or selling to a person in another country, especially online, is
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Vat Exports and the Zero Rate
  “La donna è mobile”, decides Verdi in his opera Rigoletto.  Our currency is just as fickle, with downward mobility
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CIPC Annual Returns: Filing of Financial Accountability Supplement
The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, requires all companies (including close corporations) in South Africa to file annual returns
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UKnow Editorial – September 2017
Being in the service delivery business is quite challenging these days, when the ability to deliver quality service to clients
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No clean bill of health for SARS
On 28 August 2017 the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, released his report on the alleged delayed payment of refunds
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UKnow Editorial – August 2017
Happy Women’s Month! We are proud to support women in our workplace and as our clients and business partners. We
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Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA)’s pronouncement “Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations” became effective on 15
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Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 | Chapter 1 – The company as a separate legal person
I will deliver a series of articles on the Companies Act in order to convey a basic understanding thereof. Although
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A Great Loss: Len Geldenhuys
  It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Len Geldenhuys, who passed away unexpectedly on 20 July
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UKnow Editorial – June 2017
One of the services that we offer to our clients is to act as an independent trustee in their trusts.
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Requirements for Appointing an Independent Trustee
The Chief Master recently issued Directive 2 of 2017, to take effect from 6 March 2017. The directive is titled
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Practice Note 31 and the Deduction of Interest
“To give is better than to receive”.  Not the first phrase that comes to mind when one thinks of the
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UKnow Editorial – May 2017
  Normally we do not write about our clients and their businesses for various and obvious reasons. However, this month
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The Story of Ybike, Nimuno Loops and the Chrome Cherry Design Studio
It all started with four friends – let’s call them Pierre, Phil, Jaco and Koos. A bunch of creative, forward-thinking
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Crowdfunding 101
Crowdfunding has become all the rage, but to many this concept is still quite foreign. It is a wonderful alternative
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Tax Ombud Now Has More Powers
The Office of the Tax Ombud (“OTO”) was created in 2013 and despite initial doubts as to its role has
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Jurie De Villiers – Trainee Accountant: CIMA
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Henriette Bester- Trainee Accountant: CIMA
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Jayd Wasmuth – Junior Accountant
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Kayla de Beer – Junior Accountant
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Sunelle Daniels – Junior Accountant
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Reynard van der Nest – Trainee Accountant: CIMA
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Carien Rossouw – Trainee Accountant
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Chanelle Cloete – Accountant
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Lizé van Greunen – Accountant
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Susan van der Westhuizen – Accountant
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UKnow Issue 1 of 2016
Editorial Although 2016 is well underway, for many taxpayers and certainly for our profession March is the start of the
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Francois du Plessis – Tax Consultant
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Marietjie Batt – Executive Assistant
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Sorita Loubser – Accountant
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Suzanne Duminy – Senior Manager
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