Chartered Accountants (SA) | Registered Auditors
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Secretarial compliance (getting started)

It can be challenging to know where and how to begin the process of starting a new business. We are experts in registering new businesses and can help you every step of the way. 
All companies need to comply with the Companies Act. We will ensure that you comply fully with this Act, enabling you to focus on your core business.

Our offering includes:

  • Registration of your new business with the CIPC (Company and Intellectual Property Commission).
  • Completion and submission of mandatory annual CIPC returns.
  • Drafting the MOI (memorandum of incorporation) for registration purposes.
  • Appointing the directors and issuing share certificates to shareholders.
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Accounting and financial management

We offer outsourced accounting and financial services to our clients that fit into their current systems. We take care of your accounting needs, so that you can focus on your core business and leave the accounting to us.

Our offering includes:

  • Monthly bookkeeping on various accounting systems (Pastel, Sage, Xero, QuickBooks, and more). This includes setting up and training on new systems.
  • Calculation of VAT, completion and submission of VAT returns.
  • Calculation of PAYE, completion and submission of PAYE returns.
  • Calculation of dividend tax, completion and submission of dividend returns.
  • Assistance with SARS queries on the above returns.
  • Compilation of annual financial statements in terms of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses.
  • Preparation of management statements and reports, budgets and cash flow projections.
  • Consolidation of group financial statements.
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Statutory and voluntary audits

Companies in the SME market may need audits for various reasons: banks may require audited financial statements; potential investors and shareholders may need audited financial statements; and regulatory bodies require audits of certain information.

Our offering includes:

  • Audits of financial statements.
  • Independent reviews of financial statements.
  • Specific agreed-upon procedures. 
  • System evaluations and recommendations for improvements.
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Tax compliance, administration and planning

We offer various tax services, ensuring compliance with all the applicable tax laws, and providing peace of mind in the knowledge that your new business complies with all the applicable tax law.

Our offering includes:

  • Registration on e-Filing for VAT, PAYE, DWT, provisional tax and income tax.
  • Calculation, completion and submission of various returns, including:
      VAT
      PAYE
      DWT (dividend withholding tax)
      Provisional tax
      Income tax, including capital gain
      Donation tax
  • Resolving disputes and queries from SARS
  • Requesting tax directives
  • Requesting tax clearance certificates
  • Advanced tax planning and advice
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Business advice

As chartered accountants, we work together with new business owners by providing expert advice, adding value with practical solutions that enable them to make informed business decisions.

Our offering includes:

  • Advisory services.
  • Optimisation of group structures and restructuring of existing groups.
  • Business valuations.
  • Consulting on the tax treatment of routine and non-routine business transactions.
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Secretarial compliance (getting started)

Payroll administration can be very complex and time consuming. Payroll legislation changes continuously and new business owners can find it hard to keep up with these changes. 

As chartered accountants, we specialise in this field, simplifying these processes for you.

Our offering includes:

  • Preparation and electronic distribution of payslips.
  • Monthly calculation and submission of PAYE, UIF and SDL returns.
  • Annual IRP5 certificates.
  • Electronic filing of bi-annual IRP5 reconciliations.
  • Online registration/deregistration for PAYE, UIF and SDL.
  • Registration at the Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner.
  • Calculation and submission of annual declaration to the Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner.
  • Covid-19 UIF claims.
  • Resolving disputes and queries from SARS.
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I am very happy with the service at Huysamen Westraad. As a small business owner, I’ve always struggled to get my head around accounting reports and requirements, now everything is explained and easily presented. I would recommend HWI to anyone who is looking for a professional, friendly and informative experience for business as well as personal.

Layla Hassiem, The Pencil Box (Pty) LTD.