By Jameel Dalvi (Group Director)
SARS PHISHING SCAMS
We have received several emails from our clients about receiving an email notification from SARS notifying them of a refund due to them – these ‘phishing’ emails are popular during tax season. Please be advised that SARS will never send you an email about a refund, and therefore you should never act on such emails.
DOCUMENT RETENTION AND ONLINE STORAGE
We have seen an increase in data corruption or general data loss among our clients through various issues such as computer failure or theft. This is a painful experience for anyone, but as accountants, it becomes a major task for us to piece together the information with the client, especially when it relates to information from many years ago. Therefore, we encourage our clients to make use of online storage such as Dropbox
or Google Drive
to store your information. Online storage is available anywhere, anytime and will not be lost if your laptop is stolen or crashes.