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Archive for Apr 2014

BUDGET 2014 -THE NEW TAX TABLES

The tables below show the new tax rates applicable to individuals and to qualifying small business corporations. Find the full “Budget 2014 Tax Guide” on the National Treasury website at http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national{386da21712306c7ea1ec53b34b97fadb8c0ec5caeb4fa51813505ee2700f52b4}20budget/2014/sars/Budget{386da21712306c7ea1ec53b34b97fadb8c0ec5caeb4fa51813505ee2700f52b4}20PocketGuide{386da21712306c7ea1ec53b34b97fadb8c0ec5caeb4fa51813505ee2700f52b4}202014.pdf

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YOU, YOUR NEIGHBOUR, AND YOUR (SUDDENLY STRONGER) DEMOLITION REMEDY

Yet another court decision – this time in the High Court – underlines the growing readiness of courts to order demolition of any building work carried out without approved plans (or otherwise unlawfully). In the case in question, a demolition order was confirmed on the application of a neighbour. In other words, this was a…

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RATES CLEARANCE – A NEW RISK FOR BUYERS?

Property buyers need to be aware of, and protect themselves against, a possible new risk. In a nutshell, you cannot take transfer of a property until the local municipality issues a “rates clearance certificate” confirming that all rates, service charges, levies etc due on the property have been paid in full. Your risk comes from…

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