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2017 Tax Issues for Small Businesses - Johannesburg
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When: 6 June 2017
From 9:00am until 1:00pm
Where: Wanderers Club
21 North Road
Johannesburg 2169
South Africa
Contact: Thabelo Raivhogo

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The tax regime of small businesses in South Africa is an area of significant importance, from both a SARS administrative and compliance perspective, and from a tax planning perspective.

Recent tax amendments affecting micro and small businesses include clarification of the law relating to personal service companies and changes to the tax rates. Other noteworthy developments include the important changes in the principles to practice generally prevailing that will affect small businesses in their tax compliance obligations.

The annual Tax Issues for SMMEs seminar will deal with all of these changes and will extend the focus to the common tax issues relating to micro businesses and small business corporations.

Some of the key topics that will be covered in the seminar include important considerations to determine if a company qualifies as a small business corporation and when to register as a micro business. The presenter will also cover valuable points such as VAT considerations and depreciation allowances.

Course Content

  • Micro business and turnover tax (bi-annual returns)
    • When to advise someone to register as a micro business
    • The benefits of being a registered micro business
    • The registration process
    • Qualifying persons – emphasis on the “professional service” requirements
    • The exclusion available on the disposal of micro business assets
    • Administrative issues – filing of the TT02
  • Small business corporations
    • Personal liability companies and changes in the Act and practice generally prevailing
    • Common questions relating to shareholders in a company
    • The requirement for 20% of the total of all receipts and accruals
      • Investment income
      • Income from rendering of a personal service
      • The full-time engaged safe harbour provision
    • The R1.8 million capital gain exclusion on disposal
    • The election regarding depreciation allowances
      • Section 11(e) or section 12E(1A)
    • Allowances for assets used to produce biodiesel, bioethanol or assets used in the generation of electricity from wind power or solar energy
    • Remunerating owners of the small business
      • Variable remuneration
      • Debit loans
    • The dividends tax and losing the normal tax exemption in respect of dividends
    • IT14 and IT14SD issues (not dealt with above)
      • Changes in resident status
      • Changes in financial year end
      • Dormant companies
      • Common reconciliation issues
      • IRP5 data will be pre-populated and locked
      • IT14 small businesses
      • Supporting material to be submitted with the ITR14
    • Qualifying companies operating within Special Economic Zones
  • Value-added tax issues
    • Registration as a vendor
    • Supplies prior to registration
    • Zero rating of services
    • Input tax – meeting supporting documentary requirements and responding to requests from SARS in this regard.


Piet Nel CA(SA)

Piet is the Head of the School of Applied Tax at the Tax Faculty. He formerly lectured in taxation at UNISA and the University of Pretoria at postgraduate level and acted as study supervisor to master’s students. Prior to joining the Tax Faculty, Piet was the project director for tax at SAICA. Over a period of more than two decades, Piet presented numerous tax seminars and workshops to tax practitioners. Piet is also well known in the media, regularly appearing on radio and TV talk shows. He actively contributes to the tax thought in South Africa and regularly publishes articles in professional journals and other magazines.


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, ICBA, IAC, AAT

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    • If the cancellation occurs less than 4 working days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

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