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Tax on SMME's - Prof Jackie Arendse - Cape Town
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When: 2012/07/13
09:00 - 13:00 (Registration from 08:15)
Where: Lord Charles Hotel
Corner of Faure and Stellenbosch Road
Somerset West
Cape Town, Gauteng  7130
South Africa
Contact: Nadia du Plessis

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The small business sector is a vitally important part of the economy, particularly in light of the need to create jobs and promote economic growth. Over the last decade a number of tax initiatives have been introduced as part of Government's commitment to promote entrepreneurship and small business. On the other hand, there are many areas of complexity in applying tax legislation in a SMME and making mistakes can be extremely costly.

This seminar will focus on the various tax issues relevant to SMME sector, from incorporation to the running of a business and the final winding up thereof. Find out what tax relief and planning opportunities are available to you and what common mistakes you need to watch out for.

If you are involved in the SMME sector you can't afford to miss this!

Course content:

This seminar will focus on the tax aspects of small business, including the following:
  • Micro business turnover tax
  • Small business corporations
  • Provisional tax
  • Tax aspects relating to working from home
  • Assessed losses
  • CGT issues
    • Relief on the sale of small business assets
    • Unwinding property holding companies
  • PAYE, UIF and SDL obligations
  • Dividend tax and the withholding obligation for companies and CCs
  • VAT
    • Registering
    • Common VAT errors that you need to avoid
    • Deregistration issues
  • Transferring assets to your company
  • Transferring wealth: Estate Duty and Donations Tax considerations
  • Converting from CC to company
  • Liquidation and winding up

Who should attend

Tax practitioners, small business owners, advisors, auditors, accountants, bookkeepers, academics company directors, tax consultants, tax advisers, tax specialists budding entrepreneurs and anyone involved in small business management.

About the presenter

Professor Jackie Arendse - B Acc H Dip Tax M Acc (Tax) MTP(SA) CA(SA)

Jackie is a sought-after presenter of tax seminars for tax practitioners, accountants and the general business community. Jackie is the Head of the School of Accountancy at the University of the Witwatersrand and has served on various professional committees. Jackie served on the Board and chaired SAIT's National Technical Committee until 2010. Formerly the Project Director: Tax at SAICA, Jackie continues to advise professional bodies on technical tax issues and has represented SAIT and other professional bodies in liaising with SARS, National Treasury and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance. Jackie is well known as a leading expert in tax and her many articles on a broad range of tax matters have been published in a variety of business journals and newspapers.


Your attendance will also give you 4 valuable hours of CPD.


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