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Paying tax is a certainty, but it doesn’t have to be painful. Learn to navigate the complexities.

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Four reasons why you need to file a tax return

No matter what you earn, there are very valid reasons for filing your tax return every year. We explain the ins and outs.

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Making sense of medical deductions

Medical deductions on a tax return always seem somewhat confusing, perhaps even more so since the introduction of the Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit in 2012. So what do you need to know to make sense of the medical expense deduction maze?

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Explaining tax rebates

As the current tax return season draws to a close (tax returns must be completed on SARS eFiling by 27 November 2015), we explain how tax rebates work, and what kind of tax refunds you can expect.

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How capital gains tax affects you

Most breadwinners are generally familiar with income tax requirements, but tend to put lesser-known aspects, such as capital gains tax (CGT), on the back burner. CGT forms part of income tax, so it is vital to know what it entails.

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The business of paying tax

For the newly employed, paying tax can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be – especially if you know how it works, and what the different forms of tax mean. We explain.

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Five easy steps to eFiling

SARS has made it easier than ever for you to do your own tax return through eFiling. It may seem daunting at first, but don’t be scared of the technology. If you can use Facebook, you can eFile – all you need is access to a secure computer.

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