June 2017

Non-Executive Directors: Income Tax and VAT Implications

There has been uncertainty for some time as to whether employees’ tax (PAYE) should be deducted from payments made to Non-Executive Directors (NED’s) for the services they perform. There has also been debate around whether NED’s should charge VAT for their services. The Minister of Finance undertook to clarify this in the February 2016 Budget …

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Lessons from the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The mid-May WannaCry “ransomware” virus affected more than 100 countries, including South Africa. It showed that these types of attacks can be spread incredibly quickly and that we can expect similar incidents in the future.  And experts warn that a new cyber-attack (“Adylkuzz”) is already underway. What should we do to protect ourselves? Old software …

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