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Hannah Szudrawski
Trusts & Loan Accounts: The Deadline Looms In broad terms, section 7C (which applies from 1 March 2017) deems interest on certain loans made to a trust to be a donation in the hands of the lender, which is then subject to donations tax. Step 1   Identify any affected loans If you have transferred assets...
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Venns is proud to participate, once again, in National Wills Week. From the 11th to 15th September, we will provide free, basic wills to people making a will for the first time. In addition to this, our focus is on your existing will – keeping it up to date and accurate. Rule of thumb: if there’s been...
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January 2017 The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. William Feather The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 15 of 2016 (promulgated on 19 January 2017), introduces Section 7C into the Income Tax Act, 1962. Who needs to know about this? Any person who has made a loan or advance to a trust, in...
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This article (by Richard Dyson, Personal Finance Editor) in The Telegraph on 21 June, caught my eye.  By all accounts there is a growing trend among Britons to use DIY wills, or low-cost will services.  The headline went on to read “Barclays is being sued by a daughter who claims a botched will by the...
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The Wills Week initiative, which Venns participated in last month, has spurred a lot of people into action. It is a timely reminder to get one’s affairs in order. Building on this, we are pleased to announce that our Wills Campaign will run from 1 October to 30 November 2014, during which time any wills...
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The Wills Week initiative, which Venns is participating in this month, has spurred a lot of people into action. It is a timely reminder to get one’s affairs in order. Building on this, we are pleased to announce that our Wills Campaign will run from 1 October to 30 November 2014, during which time any wills consultation...
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Hannah Szudrawsky Trusts and Wills Division
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. —Harriet Ann Jacobs       Venns Attorneys has, for a number of years, been proud to participate in the annual National Wills Week initiative, which has become one of the highlights of the profession’s social outreach...
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Hannah Szudrawsky Trusts and Wills Division
As the director responsible for wills, estate planning and estate administration, Hannah is often on the receiving end of jokes about the less cheerful aspects of her work. When we sat down over a cup of coffee with Hannah, we found that she has a startlingly different way of seeing the contribution made by her...
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At the start of every year, a friend of mine sets up all the necessary medical appointments for herself and her family, to be checked out from top-to-toe. Opticians, dentists, GPs – everything and everyone has a check-up.  But how long has it been since she gave her estate plan a check-up? A new year...
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Hannah Szudrawski - Estates Division
In 2012 Venn Nemeth and Hart is poised to achieve a milestone anniversary.  For six decades we have been proud to serve the people of KwaZulu-Natal and beyond.  But, far from being a pensioner, the company is better prepared for the future than ever before. To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we will be refreshing our...
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