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    South Africans working abroad: Protect your earnings from proposed SARS tax rules
    Mar 27, 2017  |  by Niel Pretorius
  • Foreign exchange
    British expats to take on 25% tax on pension transfers
    Mar 23, 2017  |  by Mike Abbott
  • Phillip Hammond
    Chancellor scraps Class 4 NIC hike following outcries
    Mar 16, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • Making Tax Digital
    What Making Tax Digital means for your small business
    Mar 14, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
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    Separating the winners from the losers: International currencies in 2017
    Mar 09, 2017  |  by Anton Van Teylingen
  • 2017 Spring Budget banner
    Spring Budget 2017: Summary points
    Mar 08, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • financial emigration
    Our guide to getting your retirement savings out of South Africa
    Mar 08, 2017  |  by Lucy Smith
  • Family-torn-apart
    Supreme court rules to uphold minimum income threshold for foreign spouses
    Mar 01, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • father and son smiling at each other while leaning on a motorbike
    You're never too old to get an Ancestry visa
    Feb 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • Rand offshore investment
    The Rand is strong- so why aren't you buying property offshore?
    Feb 21, 2017  |  by Andrew Rissik
 
 

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  • Dubai road sunset sunrise

    South Africans working abroad: Protect your earnings from proposed SARS tax rules

    by Niel Pretorius | Mar 27, 2017
    If you are a South African tax resident working abroad in a country that does not tax you on domestic earnings, like the UAE and many other middle eastern states, you need to be aware that SARS is planning to tax you on those earnings. There are ways you can avoid paying South African tax on your foreign earnings and I strongly advise that you take a long hard look at your options before it’s too late.
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  • Foreign exchange

    British expats to take on 25% tax on pension transfers

    by Mike Abbott | Mar 23, 2017
    Britons living outside of the UK will now face a hefty tax when transferring their pensions outside of the UK as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have made important changes to the tax laws around qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (QROPS). The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced that transfers to certain QROPS will be taxed at 25% in his Budget Speech on 8 March 2017. This change will affect thousands of British expats living outside of the UK.
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  • Phillip Hammond

    Chancellor scraps Class 4 NIC hike following outcries

    by Scott Brown | Mar 16, 2017
    Philip Hammond has abandoned plans to raise National Insurance for self-employed workers in the UK. The Chancellor caused a wave of outrage when he announced in the Budget that National Insurance contributions for the self-employed were to be raised by 2%.
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  • Making Tax Digital

    What Making Tax Digital means for your small business

    by Scott Brown | Mar 14, 2017
    In the 2015 Budget Speech, George Osborne, introduced Making Tax Digital. This initiative is intended to digitise the UK’s tax system, marking the end of the paper tax return by 2020. The system aims to simplify tax administration in order to reduce government’s £8.2 billion tax gap.
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    Separating the winners from the losers: International currencies in 2017

    by Anton Van Teylingen | Mar 09, 2017
    We’re a few months into 2017 and we’ve seen some currencies surprising on the upside, while others have stuttered. Let’s take a look at what could be in store for the Rand, the US Dollar, the Australian Dollar, the New Zealand Dollar, the Euro and the British Pound.
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    Spring Budget 2017: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Mar 08, 2017
    On 8 March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. It was notably shorter than the Autumn Statement delivered in November 2016, but there are still some key points you should take note of. See our summary below.
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  • financial emigration

    Our guide to getting your retirement savings out of South Africa

    by Lucy Smith | Mar 08, 2017
    We’ve put together a handy flowchart to help you work out how you can best move your retirement savings out of South Africa. There are many ways this can be done; and if you’re interested in doing so, we recommend you consult the diagram below and give us a call when you’re ready.
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  • Family-torn-apart

    Supreme court rules to uphold minimum income threshold for foreign spouses

    by John Dunn | Mar 01, 2017
    On Wednesday 22 February, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that the government will uphold the £18,600 minimum income threshold for British citizens wanting to bring their foreign spouses to the country. It did, however, acknowledge that the implementation of the rule requires amendment.
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  • father and son smiling at each other while leaning on a motorbike

    You're never too old to get an Ancestry visa

    by John Dunn | Feb 23, 2017
    The Ancestry visa is one of the best visas for non-UK citizens that want to live and work in the UK. The great thing about this visa category is that most of the qualifying criteria are easier to satisfy compared to the other points-based visas. All you need is a grandparent who was born in the UK, it’s as simple as that. This means you can claim an Ancestry visa – no matter your age.
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  • Rand offshore investment

    The Rand is strong- so why aren't you buying property offshore?

    by Andrew Rissik | Feb 21, 2017
    Buying and owning a property offshore exposes owners to currency-related costs, especially when there is market volatility. Having some knowledge of the currency market may just help in avoiding getting into a situation where poor rates can affect what you can afford.
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