Conversations with Caryn & Carmen

Caryn Maitland & Carmen Westermeyer of Maitland & Associates

14 x 2 hour online, interactive and engaging sessions

Thursdays 14:00 - 16:00

R299 per online session

or R3,499 for the series (all 14 x 2 hour sessions)

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CCC Session 1/14

Thursday, 8 February 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Looking forward to 2018: the themes, challenges and hotspots

The accounting profession has had a rocky ride in 2017, which will have ripple effects in 2018. As we start the New Year, Carmen and Caryn will interrogate the anticipated impact, as well as the upcoming projects and areas of focus that a professional accountant and business person needs to keep their finger on the pulse going forward.

The tax world is changing with the practical implications of s 7C, sugar tax and potential tax hikes coming up fast in February and March. We'll also be looking at the draft documents currently in issue by SARS that could impact your business.

Genres:

40% Legislation

40% Tax

20% Accounting

CCC Session 2/14

Thursday, 8 March 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Budget & Tax Update - Part 1

This is a highly anticipated Budget Speech with expectations of tax hikes, corruption talk and trust changes. This two-part series will look at the 2018 Budget Speech as well as the changes legislated in the 2017 Amendment Acts.

Topics to be covered will include:

- The economics of Budget 2018

- Tax changes proposed in Budget 2018

- Taxation Amendment Act No 17 of 2017

- Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act No 14 of 2017

- Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act No 13 of 2017

Please note that while this session will try to address the Acts in detail, it will not cover amendments specific to the banking, insurance or mining industry.

Genre:

100% Tax


CCC Session 3/14

Thursday, 15 March 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Budget & Tax Update - Part 2

This is a highly anticipated Budget Speech with expectations of tax hikes, corruption talk and trust changes. This two-part series will look at the 2018 Budget Speech as well as the changes legislated in the 2017 Amendment Acts.

Topics to be covered will include:

- The economics of Budget 2018

- Tax changes proposed in Budget 2018

- Taxation Amendment Act No 17 of 2017

- Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act No 14 of 2017

- Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act No 13 of 2017

Please note that while this session will try to address the Acts in detail, it will not cover amendments specific to the banking, insurance or mining industry.

Genre:

100% Tax

CCC Session 4/14

Thursday, 12 April 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

The Financial Intelligence Amendment Act was signed into law on the 29 April 2017, a significant moment in South African law considering the open discussions concerning corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and accounting irregularities. South African legislation has a suite of anti-corruption and money laundering Acts, so it’s important to understand and revisit what the reporting responsibilities are, and where to draw the line when clients want to get creative!

Your tax responsibilities are also not to be forgotten. The tax Acts contain many provisions that put the onus on the taxpayer and tax practitioner to report bad behaviour. We will remind you of:

- Your reporting responsibilities as a tax practitioner

- The difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance

- A refresher on the different anti avoidance provisions in the Income Tax Act

Genres:

50% Legislation

30% Tax

20% Ethics

CCC Session 5/14

Thursday, 19 April 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Corporate governance: Looking at the lessons learned from recent corporate scandals in 2017

Managing business to the current turbulent times, is extremely challenging when every day brings new threats and opportunities to be evaluated and navigated through by business owners and directors. Good corporate governance gives directors a tool to use to manage and assess this risk, as well as safeguard themselves. Using King IV as our guide, lets look at case studies such as Steinhoff and KPMG to unpack recent events

Genres:

50% Legislation

30% Ethics

20% Practice Management

CCC Session 6/14

Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Foreign exchange 360

Foreign exchange is often treated as a topic that is primarily of concern for financial accounting and is often largely ignored in a tax context. It is certainly true that the tax follows the accounting 95% of the time, but it doesn’t follow it all of the time. Don’t get caught out! The tax part of this session will provide you with a detailed insight into the sections that specifically govern foreign exchange, whilst the accounting section will refresh you on accounting for forex transactions and the hedging thereof with the use for FEC's.

- How do I translate transactions?

- How do I translate year end balances?

- How do I account for a FEC when used as a hedge?

- How do I calculate capital gains and losses?

- Are these rules different for Controlled Foreign Companies?

- How do I translate my s6quat rebate?

Genres:

50% Accounting

50% Tax


CCC Session 7/14

Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Donations Tax

Donations Tax has really come into the public mind again with the introduction of s 7C. The aim of this course is to provide a refresher on when Donations Tax should be charged and how it needs to be administered.

The course is designed to provide the attendee with a detailed overview of Donations Tax and how it works. In particular, it will cover:

- What is a donation?

- What are deemed donations?

- What items are subject to Donations Tax?

- What exemptions are available?

- What are the administrative requirements?

CCC Session 8/14

Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:00 – 16:00

Completed - Recording available...

Revenue 360

The new IFRS 15 Contracts with Customers standard has turned the financial reporting world on its head when it comes to recording revenue in the financial statements. This has resulted in us needing to sit back and recognise that accounting, taxation and legislation may view the top line of the "income statement" very differently. So, what’s the difference between revenue, turnover, gross income, consideration and supply? Don’t get tripped up when trying to define these numbers! The aim of this session is to unpack the differences between IFRS, Income Tax and VAT when it comes to recognising monies earned by your company.

Genres:

50% Tax

40% Accounting

10% Legislation

CCC Session 9/14

Thursday, 23 August 2018

14:00 – 16:00

360 Interest

This topic often gets ignored by accountants as we all believe that accounting for interest is simple. The aim of this session is to discuss how IFRS tells you to calculate interest. In addition, we will then look at the rules that need to be followed when disclosing interest on your income tax return as required by s24J. You may be surprised at how much you don’t know about this seemingly simple topic! Don't forget that the law can also complicate the matter as well, think National Credit Act!

CCC Session 10/14

Thursday, 30 August 2018

14:00 – 16:00

TBA current hot topic

Watch this space!

CCC Session 11/14

Thursday, 13 September 2018

14:00 – 16:00

360 Leasing

Following on from our discussion on Revenue, IFRS 16 Leases comes into effect in 2019. As with revenue, this is a dramatic moment as it introduces a single model of accounting for lessee accounting, effectively doing away with operating and finance lease for lessees. As almost every entity rents assets, this will hit the financials with a bang. To compound the issue, the principles and definitions used for accounting, income tax and VAT are often very different. In consulting and preparing for this change, Carmen and I have come across many instances where the accounting and tax treatments for leases haven't always been interpreted correctly, making us feel that leasing is definitely a topic we need to unpack and dig into!

CCC Session 12/14

Thursday, 11 October 2018

14:00 – 16:00

Legislation Update - Part 1

Every year it is both fascinating and necessary to review what has happened in the legislation space, in Parliament, the Courts, and with the various Regulators. This will be the first part of a two-part series where we’ll guide you through a contiki tour of the many Acts and Statutes. The actual agenda will be confirmed closer to the time.

CCC Session 13/14

Thursday, 18 October 2018

14:00 – 16:00

Legislation Update - Part 2

Every year it is both fascinating and necessary to review what has happened in the legislation space, in Parliament, the Courts, and with the various Regulators. This will be the last part of a two-part series where we’ll conclude your contiki tour of the many Acts and Statutes. The actual agenda will be confirmed closer to the time.

CCC Session 14/14

Thursday, 15 November 2018

14:00 – 16:00

Ethics

IFAC have committed to updating and modernizing the Code of Professional Conduct by updating and rewriting the Code. This session will look at the updates as well as the practical ethical challenges that an accountant faces living in 2018.

We're simplifying things this year - we'll be using the same registration url for all 14 sessions...


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Presenters

Caryn Maitland BCom(Honours Accounting) CA(SA)

Carmen Westermeyer CA(SA)

Details:

      • 2 hour online sessions
      • Thursdays @ 14:00
      • 14 sessions / conversations in total
      • R299 per session
      • OR R3,499 for the series