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Funding, finance and efficiency – three critical factors for entrepreneurial success in Europe

20 March 2015

A guest blog by Robert Coles, European Regional Leader, RSM International

A report published by RSM and The Business and Information Technology School (BiTS) in Germany, has revealed flaws in Europe’s business infrastructure, which are inhibiting growth on the continent. The report, based on the responses of 356 partners from RSM member firms across fourteen European countries, highlights that inefficient bureaucracy, inappropriate tax structures, and poor access to growth funding, are fundamental burdens to business growth.

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Welcome to RSM Betty & Dickson, an association of South African firms of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants. We provide a wide range of auditing, tax, advisory and fiduciary services to the private and public sector and to individuals. Our 4 offices are united through a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a unique client-centered approach and as part of the global network of RSM, we have more than 32,500 people in over 100 countries on hand to serve your needs.

Wherever in the world your business is going, you need constant access to rapid, relevant answers and a fast-moving team on your side. RSM is one of the world’s leading audit, tax and advisory networks of independently owned and managed professional services firms.

With global reach and local perspective, RSM member firms deliver innovative solutions, helping you see further, adapt faster and grow stronger.

Get in touch to discover how we can help you get connected for success.

Current Articles 

The true cost to an employer of an expatriate in South Africa

With technology making the world a smaller place, it is understandable that large corporations expand their businesses into multiple jurisdictions as they continue to grow. However, setting up a new operation for an existing business in a foreign jurisdiction is not necessarily an easy task.


Review or Audit?

Before 2008, all companies had to be audited – irrespective of size, shareholding, etc. The new (or actually not so new anymore) Companies Act 2008 is more flexible. It may be more complicated in the sense that it doesn’t prescribe a “one size fits all” attestation level, but it does give companies options that are better aligned with their own needs as well as the needs of the users of their financial information.


Maternity leave and pregnancy

Some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter in practice revolve around the rights and protections afforded to pregnant employees. Due to the frequency of these questions, we have decided to set out in this series of articles some of the more frequently asked questions about maternity leave and pregnancy and our answers thereto.

Instalment 1: What laws protect a pregnant employee and what is such an employee protected against?

Instalment 2: What are a pregnant employee’s legal obligations in declaring her pregnancy when a) applying for a job and b) telling her employer that she is pregnant?
Instalment 3: Are there any cases in South Africa where women have been discriminated against for being pregnant?

Instalment 4: What should a pregnant employee do if they feel like they are being discriminated against in their workplace for being pregnant?

RSA Tax Guide 2015/6

  • Individual Tax Rates
  • Rebates
  • Deductions and Exemptions
  • Medical Scheme Fees
  • Tax Credit and Contribution

    The Evolution of Tax

    - The tax trends over the last 50 years
    - The future evolution of the tax landscape
    - Opinions of over 50 RSM tax leaders
    Border Crossing December 2014
    -Hong Kong: Recent developments: Exchange of Information
    -Europe: MOSS: The last stop before changes take effect
    -Mexico: Deduction for expenses apportioned from non-Mexican companies
    -Hungary: New EKAER reporting obligations

    B-BBEE Codes Update

  • Changes in status threshold

  • Changes in elements

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