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Retirement Funds

Posted 12 March 2019

This week we received some questions from our users on retirement fund contributions and the laws that govern it. We hope that this helps you as you start gathering your documents for the new tax season.

1. What is the difference between a pension fund, a provident fund and a retirement annuity fund? Can I claim for contributions to all of these funds on my tax return? What about the portion my employer has contributed?

You can only join a pension or provident...

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Rental Property: Top Weekly Questions

Posted 4 March 2019

If you own a rental property, then this week’s top questions are specifically for you! Read on to find out more.

1. We paid off our home loan 5 years ago - nil balance due. However, we will have the loan available to borrow from as the term of the loan is not complete (we still have 90 months left). We would like to purchase an investment property and given that we have such a good rate on our current paid off home loan, we would like to use this loan to purchase the new...

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Top 5 Weekly Tax Questions

Posted 26 February 2019

Read on to see this week’s top five burning questions received to our Helpdesk this past week.  Hopefully this helps you too as we once again shed light on some common tax issues.

1. Can I claim home office expenses if I started a sole proprietor recently, but I bought small assets, stationery and I have furnished the office space?

A: Yes you can claim the stationery as a deduction but you unfortunately can’t claim an entire deduction for the ...

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Latest Top 5 weekly round up

Posted 18 February 2019

Once again we bring you our top five most-asked questions we’ve received to our Helpdesk this past week. Hopefully this may help others who have been puzzling over the same issues.



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