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2021: It’s time to reimagine Tax
20 January 2021

2021: It’s time to reimagine Tax

2020 was a year of challenges and change for businesses and for governments, and the pandemic responses from both were naturally intertwined. When the global crisis first began to take hold, there was a sense that it would be a temporary disruption.
Consequences of dying without a will
19 January 2021

The consequences of dying without a will in South Africa

If a person dies without having a Will, there is a chance that the estate will not be distributed in accordance with the deceased’s wishes.

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Continuing crackdown on loan funding to trusts
9 December 2020

Continuing crackdown on loan funding to trusts

The concept of granting a loan to a trust was commonly used in the past as an effective estate planning strategy. The general approach was that growth assets or funds were transferred into a trust, at their market value, with a resultant loan owing...
The conversion of a Close Corporation to a Company
4 December 2020

The conversion of a Close Corporation to a Company

The conversion from a Close Corporation to a Company is envisaged in Item 2 of Schedule 2 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008. 
The Coronavirus Scenarios
25 November 2020

The Coronavirus Scenarios: Nearing the tightrope’s end

In April, 2020 I wrote an article describing four possible scenarios for how the coronavirus pandemic could play out: “Much Ado About Nothing”, “The Camel’s Straw”, “Spain Again” and “Walking the Tightrope”.
RSM South Africa's new CEO, Louis Quintal
2 November 2020

RSM South Africa's new CEO

RSM South Africa would like to announce the appointment of Louis Quintal as the Chief Executive Officer of RSM South Africa, effective 1 November 2020.
Determining the Discount Rate Under IFRS 16
30 October 2020

Determining the Discount Rate Under IFRS 16

Many companies have underestimated the impact of the adoption of IFRS 16 Leases and the key judgements involved in the transition to the new leasing standard. 
December year end accounting reminders IFRS
30 October 2020

December Year-end Accounting Reminders - IFRS

Introduction This newsletter will discuss reporting requirements as of December 31, 2019. The first section will discuss key topics and reminders that financial statement preparers and reviewers should consider in preparing their statements and...
IFRS 9 Update
30 October 2020

RSM INSIGHT: Applying IFRS 9 financial instruments

Applications of the Provision Matrix Practical Expedient in the Calculation of Lifetime Expected Credit Losses Scope

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