In this newsletter, I want to share something personal with you. Where we are, where we heading and what it will mean to you as one of our loyal clients. Around four years ago, I had a meeting with Steve Cohen (the MD of Sage Pastel). Steve had a vision for accounting software to beDetails
Isn’t it amazing how one can start to feel the energy picking up in Gauteng as we approach spring – a great time of the year indeed. It’s August and a lot is happening in the world of tax and numbers. End of August marks the deadline for the first provisional tax return/payment (if youDetails
Welcome to our monthly newsletter. Not much is happening in the month of June other than the usual VAT and EMP returns. A date to remember is 1 July as it marks the start of the 2014 filing season for individuals. And to ensure you stay on the right side of the taxman, we haveDetails
Welcome back to a normal working routine! Holidays are over, South Africa has voted. April was not a productive month, not for small businesses and definitely not for the economy with certain economists projecting a daily loss of R1 billion rand to the South African economy for every public holiday in April and May. WithDetails
The end of February means the end of summer and the financial year end for most South African companies. A busy time for all of us. Minister Pravin Gordhan had his annual Budget Speech on Wednesday and while many economists, private corporations and politicians have welcomed certain aspects of Gordhan’s Budget Speech, others are sceptical.Details
Happy 2014! May this year be a successful and great one, both personally and for your business. As always, we are embarking on this new year planning to break new boundaries and exceed what we once thought was impossible. 2014 is our year for the customer, it will be our mission to go the extraDetails
Hello Entrepreneurs! With our very high unemployment rate, entrepreneurs will be a vital ingredient for the future of this country. One would think that it will therefore be easy to do business in South Africa – unfortunately not! One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs today is the massive amount of red tape thatDetails
I see it more and more often that invoices do not comply with the VAT act and therefore VAT can’t be claimed on these invoices. Should a vendor claim the VAT and SARS conducts an audit, the VAT claimed will be reversed and the vendor will be responsible for the amounts incorrectly claimed. Additional penaltiesDetails
Is there a difference? Absolutely. Markup and gross profit percentage are not the same! Also, the accounting for gross profit vs mark-up are different! A clear understanding and application of the two within a pricing model can have a drastic impact on the bottom line. Terminology speaking, markup percentage is the percentage difference between the actual cost and the selling price, while gross proft percentage is the percentage difference between the selling price and the profit.Details
If you are a small business owner, you probably know by now that good accounting is one of the essential foundations that are needed in order to guarantee success. The truth is that most small business owners spend too much of their precious time on the admin aspect of their business, where they could have been focusing on other important aspects such as communicating with clients or researching new ventures that could ensure more profit.
Why consider outsourcing your accounting?