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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations For Business

The Government Gazette of the 3rd April 2017, published the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, under Section 53(aA), (o) and (p) read with section 12 of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004).

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the new Companies Act

To promote the competitiveness and development of our economy, the new Companies Act (the Act) has introduced a number of new regulatory bodies. These deal with the categorisation of companies and the registration process, safeguards for the rights of minority shareholders, the codification of the previous common law duties of directors, and various other matters.

Corporate restructures – some relief

Sections 41 to 47 of the Income Tax Act provide for tax events to be postponed when transactions involving companies are entered into under specific sets of circumstances. These sections are commonly referred to as the Corporate Rules.

Companies Act - Business Rescue

With the promulgation of the new Companies Act and in particular chapter 6, which deals with business rescue (BR), a new era has been introduced. Business rescue refers to proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed, with the aim of maximising its chances of continuing to exist as a solvent business.

Tax filing season - a 'no brainer'?

Tax season is officially open, and many taxpayers are reaching for their computers and filing their tax returns. That’s how seemingly easy the process has become, thanks to e-filing. But don’t be lulled into thinking that filing your return has become a no-brainer, says Dirk Kotze, Tax Partner at global audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars.

Walking the regulation tightrope in a socially and ethically compliant manner

In March of this year, Mazars won the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) “Audit Innovation of the Year Award” in London, for its Human Rights and Audit Practice.

Mazars was selected as the winner for taking the lead in assessing clients against the Mazars Indicators, developed to measure compliance within companies, in relation to their human rights and social compliance practices.

Get your house in order! You could avoid an audit

1 May 2011 saw the South African corporate landscape change with the implementation of the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (the Act). The Act introduced a number of changes including the introduction of the Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) and the concept of alterable provisions.

New Hedge Fund Regulations Proposed

Sophisticated investors commit increasingly more of their portfolios to alternative investments and the changes to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act allows increased portfolio allocation to hedge funds subject to proper due diligence. There is an increased need for hedge funds to adopt robust risk management frameworks, controls and business practices.

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Additional and Estimated assessments

SARS has always had the power to raise additional or estimated assessments if they believed that taxpayers had made errors on returns or neglected to render returns that were due. Now, however, the Receiver is also raising assessments if taxpayers fail to provide information the Receiver has asked for within specific deadlines.

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