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Webinar: Tax Issues for SMMEs & Individuals - Johannesburg
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When: 08 May 2014
From 09:00 to 13:00
Where: Live Webinar Broadcast
Presented Live from Johannesburg
Presenter: Professor Jackie Arendse
Contact: Ingrid Erwee

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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 initiatives have been introduced by Government to promote small business and entrepreneurship and further changes are likely following the Davis Tax Review Committee’s recent review of tax issues in the small business environment. 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. The seminar covers income tax, dividends tax, capital gains tax and VAT. Find out what tax relief and planning opportunities are available to you and what common mistakes you need to watch out for. The investment in attending this seminar will pay for itself many times over as you will come away with a wealth of information that you can immediately apply in your business.

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:

  • Small business corporations – do you qualify and what is the real benefit?
  • What is turnover tax and how does a business qualify as a micro business?
  • Dividends tax and the withholding obligation for companies and CCs
  • The tax pitfalls of interest-free and low-interest loans
  • Tax administration provisions that affect small businesses
  • Provisional tax
  • VAT issues and current VAT challenges, including -
    • Registration and deregistration
    • Common VAT errors that you need to avoid
    • Selling your business as a going concern
  • CGT issues, including -
    • What happens when you sell your shares or your business
    • CGT relief on the sale of small businesses
    • Transferring assets to your company
  • PAYE, UIF and SDL obligations
  • Assessed losses
  • Liquidation and winding up
  • New withholding taxes
  • Proposed implementation of carbon tax
  • and more...

  • Presenter:
    Professor Jackie Arendse – B Acc H Dip Tax M Acc (Tax) MTP(SA) CA(SA)

    Jackie is an experienced and sought-after presenter of tax seminars for tax practitioners, accountants and the general business community. Formerly the Head of the School of Accountancy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Jackie has many years’ experience in academia and taxation.
    She served as chairperson of SAIT’s National Technical Committee until 2010 and currently Chairs the SAIT Education Committee. She also serves on the SAIT Tax Policy Committee and various tax technical committees. 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.


    This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 4 hours verifiable output CPD points/units.

    Including the following professional bodies. (SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA, ICB)

    Event Investment:

    Option 1 - Seminar:

    Member: R850.00
    Affiliated: R950.00
    Non-member: R990.00

    Important: Please note that as from 2014 printed copies of notes is optional and will cost additional R50 per set and must be ordered. Electronic notes will be emailed to all registered delegates 2 days prior to the event. Should you require a printed copy on the day of the seminar kindly select the printed seminar notes when registering for the event.

    Option 2 - Live Webinar Broadcast

    This CPD event will be broadcast live on Thursday 8 May 2014 from 09:00 - 13:00

    Member: R290.00
    Affiliated: R300.00
    Non-member: R350.00

    Option 3 - DVD & Electronic Course Notes
    This CPD event will be recorded and available to purchase on DVD.

    Member: R540.00
    Non-member: R650.00

    Payments & Cancellations

    • All payments must be made by EFT or by credit card, at least 3 working days before commencement of an event.
    • Proof of payment will be requested at registration, if payment at that point in time has not been reflected on SAIT’s bank account.
    • Only written notice of cancellation will be recognised.
    • Conditions:
      • If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the event no cancellation fee will be charged.
      • If the cancellation occurs less than 30 but more than 10 days prior to the event a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
      • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
    • Delegates who book and fail to attend will be liable for the full event fee.
    • SAIT’s liability in the case of an event being cancelled will be limited to a refund or credit of the event fee.



    Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.

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