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Cecil Kilpin | September 2018 Newsletter

By |2022-01-20T14:46:09+02:00Sep 13th, 2018|Business, Finance + Economics, Newsletter, Tax|

Economy Shrinks By 0.7% The South African economy slipped into recession during thesecond quarter of 2018, shrinking by 0,7% quarter-on-quarter. This followed a revised 2,6% contraction in the first quarter of 2018. The widely recognised indicator of recession is two (or more) consecutive quarters of negative growth. South Africa experienced its last recession during the 2008–2009 global financial crisis with three consecutive quarters of economic decline. The 0,7% downturn in the second quarter of 2018 was a result of a fall-off in activity in the agriculture, transport, trade, government and manufacturing industries. Agriculture production fell by 29,2% in the second quarter of 2018, following a 33,6% slump in the first quarter. This was largely driven by a decline in the production of field crops and [...]

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Cecil Kilpin | August 2017 Newsletter

By |2022-01-21T11:12:08+02:00Aug 3rd, 2017|Business, Finance + Economics, Newsletter, Tax|

SARS PUBLISHES DRAFT TAX AMENDMENT BILLS National Treasury and SARS have published, for public comment, various tax amendment bills. Together with the 2017 Draft Rates, Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenues Laws Bill published on 22 February 2017, these three draft Bills give effect to the tax proposals announced in the Budget Review. The two draft Bills released include most of the more complex and administrative tax proposals but exclude the proposals dealt with in the 2017 Draft Rates Bill, such as: changes to the personal income tax brackets, rates and excise duties and the introduction of the Health Promotion Levy (the proposed sugary beverage tax).Some of the key tax proposals contained in the 2017 Draft bills are: A higher fringe benefit exemption for bursaries [...]

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