Protect whistle-blowers: they are your business future

Stepping up and blowing the whistle on a corporate issue, ethics or concerning behaviour is a brave, bold move for any employee to take. It requires that someone invests their future into the courage of their convictions, taking the risk that they may face harassment...

What emigrating taxpayers need to know in 2021

South Africans emigrating to greener pastures may be prevented from leaving the country - or worse - if their application for tax clearance is denied by SARS. By Jean du Toit, head of tax technical, and Reabetswe Moloi, admitted attorney at Tax Consulting South Africa...

Defining and treating functional alcohol abuse

While most people have likely heard the term 'functional alcoholic', Thembekile Msane from the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) says the term is not used in a clinical sense when describing Alcohol Use Disorder. "The myth of...

Working from home? You can get money back from SARS

Here's some good news if you've been working from home for the past year. You can claim a tax deduction if you worked from home for more than half of your total working hours or for more than six months during the tax year that started in March 2020. "Claim for your...