Category: Publications

Share this! Tax season 2018 has started What do I need to know as a provisional and non-provisional taxpayer? By  Martin de Kock – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers The 2018 tax season for individual taxpayers commenced on July 1. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) surprised taxpayers by bringing the deadline for tax submissions for non-provisional individual…

Share this! Ways to maintain your income when you can’t work Income-protection disability cover that pays a monthly income is the best match to replace your income and should include temporary disability cover 19 AUGUST 2018 – 00:00 CHARLENE STEENKAMP   A staggering 70% of South Africans will, in their lifetime, have a disability that will…

Share this! Dalk is jy nie so ‘n goeie belegger nie Deur Wouter Fourie in Rapport Wat is jou beleggings persoonlikheid? Is jy skrikkerig vir verandering en dus hou jy té lank aan ‘n belegging vas, selfs al verloor jy geld? Of is jy, soos meeste van ons ’n tropdier, wat agter die nuutste en…

Share this! The ultimate guide to retirement now on shelves Are you prepared for retirement? Wouter Fourie (CFP®   Retire Right, the definitive guide to retirement and retirement planning in South Africa, has been rewritten and updated as The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa and is now available in bookstores and online as an eBook….

Share this! Congratulations, Carla Briers Awarded national top student of board exam SAIPA At Ascor, we sure know how to pick them. Or perhaps they know how to pick us! Carla Briers, one of our team members in the Accounting department, was just named the national top student in the May 2018 sitting of the…

Share this! How to pay zero tax in retirement Ingé Lamprecht 1 June 2018   Ultimately, tax is only one of the various factors retirees need to take into account when structuring their financial affairs. When an acquaintance recently turned 64, he said he “couldn’t wait” for his next birthday. The people around the table…

Share this! How to invest offshore, an easy guide By Wouter Fourie CFP® FPI Financial Planner of the year 2015/2016 Director of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers You can invest indirectly or directly – both have various options.   Why invest offshore (outside South Africa)? South Africa represents less than one percent of the world economy…

Share this! Investors must ignore short-term market noise Warren Buffett is a good proponent of sitting on your hands when the markets are up and down – Martin de Kock, director at Ascor Independent Wealth Managers. Ryk van Niekerk  /  10 May 2018 RYK VAN NIEKERK: Welcome to this Financial Advisor podcast – our weekly podcast where I…

Share this! Trading in bitcoin, ethereum? SARS wants its share  Spare a thought for cryptocurrency traders. 10 April 2018 08:08   /  By  Wouter Fourie – Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers   Spare a thought for cryptocurrency traders. Not only has the value of coins such as bitcoin and ethereum been on a rollercoaster ride, but now the South African…

Share this! South Africa’s tax chief suspended By Tom Carnegie, 20 Mar 2018   In a bid to boost investor confidence, South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended the head of the tax service after he refused to resign. Ramaphosa suspended Tom Moyane after he refused to voluntarily resign as commissioner of the South African Revenue…