Tax on property, money and shares you inherit in the UK

This is because any Inheritance Tax (IHT) due should be paid out of the deceased’s estate before any cash or assets are distributed to the heirs. However, the recipient is liable to income tax on any profit earned after the inheritance, such as dividends from shares and to capital gains tax on the increase in […]
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And so, we come to the end of 2017…

I cannot believe 2017 is in the home straight! Apparently, the time is moving even faster (perception of course) due to the fact that we are spending so much time on electronic appliances and social media. I also think that it is making us less creative and patient seeing as one begins to struggle with […]
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Three days alone in Paris: the dos and don’ts

If you (like I did) thought that Paris welcomes you with the soft sound of accordion music and the smell of fresh croissants, think again! Yes, Paris is a charming and unique city with world-renowned monuments, historic paintings and intimate little restaurants, but at the same time it is a jumble of tourists, pedlars and […]
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How South Africans reacted to Cyril Ramaphosa becoming ANC president

South Africans have gone ballistic online after the news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa is the new ANC President. CR17 has won the day, or has it? After days of waiting, South Africans were finally greeted with the news that Cyril Ramaphosa has been officially elected as the new president of the ANC. With millions of […]
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’n Koninklike, feestelike feesweek

Ons woon baie naby aan Hampton Court-paleis in Londen, die afgelope week het ons die BBC se Good Food’s Festive Feast van 8 tot 10 Desember bygewoon. Ons het ons kersvoorrade aangevul met bederfies wat deur vaklui geskep is – en net betyds vir Kersfees! Wonderlike geskenke vir kosliefhebeers! Ons het die vermaak geniet, asook […]
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Madonsela happy with court judgement on “reckless” Zuma

The woman of the moment, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has welcomed Wednesday’s court ruling on the State Capture report. Madonsela says that the judgment made by Judge Dunstan Mlambo was in line with her own view of how President Jacob Zuma dealt with the report. “If someone says your house is burning, honestly, you’ve […]
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“Russia could influence the ANC Elective Conference” – ISS researcher

Well, Russia might as well make it a hat-trick after being accused of rigging the American elections of 2016, and Brexit votes in that same year. Now Putin and the gang are setting their sights on the ANC Elective Conference 2017. That’s according to Jackie Cilliers. He is a political scenario planner for the Institute […]
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How Shaun Abrahams’ dismissal could stall ANC Electives

As glorious as it has been seeing Shaun Abrahams forced out of his job as the NPA Director today, we’re afraid this will probably have some influence of the ANC Electives next weekend. There is something creepily unhealthy about Shaun’s relationship with Jacob Zuma. In fact, the latter has already begun his appeal against the […]
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Disguised remuneration settlement opportunity in the UK

The new measure will introduce a loan charge on disguised remuneration avoidance schemes that remain unpaid on 5 April 2019. These types of schemes (including contractor loans) are used by employers and individuals and seek to avoid paying income tax and NICs. This is usually done by utilising a loan or other payment from a […]
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