South African documents for use abroad Which country you intend to use documents in will determine the nature of the authentication process that you will have to follow. A fairly simple two stage process can be followed when you intend to use documents in a country that is a party to the Hague Convention dated [...]
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There has been confusion among some owners of (largely) small businesses who have not fully grasped the true implications of the new Companies Act (the Act). Most of these small enterprises are run as close corporations (CCs) and some business owners have been unsure whether they can continue to trade as CCs or if they [...]
Whether or not expenses you incur as a taxpayer can be deducted from your gross income will depend on a thorough analysis of the general deduction formula. This formula is contained in section 11(a) read with section 23(g) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962. While section 11(a) provides positively for what may be [...]
As a business owner, the consequences of dying without leaving adequate plans for your estate can be very serious. Fortunately, there are various steps you can take to ensure your heirs enjoy the benefits of their inheritance through a clear understanding of estate planning, financial planning and trust law. This article focuses on how to [...]
Trade marks are valuable business assets – provided your register them. David Bernstein, Managing Principal at de Chalains Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, lists a dozen good reasons to register your trademark now. Click here to read the 12 reasons you should register your trademark.
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