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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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Integritax: Budget Special Feature

WHAT BUDGET 2021 HAS IN STORE FOR ‘THE WEALTHY’  Author | Patricia Williams, tax partner at Bowmans and SAICA Tax Administration Act committee member Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his 2021 Budget Speech on Wednesday 24 February 2021. While the news for taxpayers was generally good, with more than inflationary adjustment to personal income tax…

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Integritax: The 2020 Trust Amendments (CPD 1 Hour)

The Taxation Laws Amendment Act 23 of 2020 contains amendments to section 25B and paragraph 80 of the Eighth Schedule, which on the surface may appear inconsequential but do have important tax implications. These amendments came into operation on the date of promulgation, namely 20 January 2021 AMENDMENTS HAVING CGT CONSEQUENCES (SECTION 25B(1), PARAGRAPHS 80(2)…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: There’s the Rub – Making a case for audit reform

Auditors are engaged as protectors of society and are expected to be independent of the company. Yet it is the company who appoint and remunerate the protectors. Only by changing who pays the auditor will real audit reform take place in the public interest. A 2020 report into the audit profession’s deficiencies by former London…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: Monitoring the monitors of the monitors

‘Who will monitor the monitors of the monitors? This is a critical question that organisations, professional bodies and regulators who have been tasked with monitoring society need to consider. I believe that external audit falls within this category and we too need to consider this question. In this article I will explain why external audit…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: The future of audit in South Africa

Stanley SubramoneyFormer Deputy CEO of PwC It is imperative to recognise that it is not only the auditors who need to take accountability for the financial reporting scandals of late. It also remains the responsibility of management and those charged with governance for not doing more to protect the public interest we serve through our…

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Special Report – Audit Reform

How can auditor independence be enhanced and the audit market be deconcentrated and transformed? Victor Sekese elaborate. The recent reported global and local corporate governance failures have put a spotlight on auditors and their role in the financial reporting process. Furthermore, the revelations at the Zondo Commission have accentuated public debate on the role of…

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Integritax: Capital Gains Groups of Companies Part 2 (CPD 1 Hour)

3d render business concept capital gains tax crossword cubes This article is the second and final in this series examining the various reliefs and implications which can arise within capital gains groups of companies. Part 1 set out the definition of a capital gains group and how to determine which companies are part of such…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: The social role of the auditing profession

It is only if the profession prioritises serving the public interest above all else that it will be truly trusted by the public. Any firm or profession that subordinates this purpose to other purposes like being respected as the provider of smart and innovative solutions by clients will be distracted and will not adequately fulfil…

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Integritax: SARS Update

We highlight below some of SARS’ operational and tax administration matters that have been addressed recently Author | Somaya Khaki, Project Director: Tax (Member Services) SARS’ use of Adobe Flash As noted in the February issue of ASA, following the discontinuation of Adobe Flash Player and the subsequent challenges that taxpayers experienced, SARS released its…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: Fixing the faults in South Africa’s: Corporate reporting ecosystem

SAICA’s CEO Freeman Nomvalo and Project Director Thandokuhle Myoli spoke to Monique Verduyn about redesigning the audit profession so that it brings out the best in its people and the wider role and purpose of audit in serving the public interes. Since 2017, the auditing profession has been plagued by high-profile corporate failures that have…

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