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Accountants

How much does an accountant cost?

  • R100R300 / hour
    Bookkeeping
  • R150R750 / hour
    Financial statements
  • R900R1300 / month
    Bookkeeping — up to 60 transactions
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Below are the informative prices of accountants. We've also examined what the quoted prices usually include and which factors affect the final price.


Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax and Compliance — up to R1 million annual turnover

  • R3000R4000 / month

This is the monthly rate for accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and compliance services if your business has up to R1 million in annual turnover. The price can vary depending on the size and complexity of the business. The average cost is usually R3500 / month.

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Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax and Compliance — R1–R5 million annual turnover

  • R3000R6000 / month

This is the monthly rate for accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and compliance services if your business has between R1 million and R5 millions in annual turnover. The price can vary depending on the size and complexity of the business. For an accounting monthly package — R1–R5 million annual turnover, expect to pay between R3000 / month and R6000 / month.

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Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax and Compliance — over R5 million annual turnover

  • R6000R12,000 / month

The cost of Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Tax and Compliance — over R5 million annual turnover typically runs from R6000 / month to R12,000 / month, averaging at R9000 / month.

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Payroll

  • R30R70 / payslip

This is the price for payslip per month for standard payroll services: monitoring employee time and attendance, calculating payroll taxes and ensuring the correct deductions, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws governing payroll. The average cost is usually R50 / payslip.

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Bookkeeping — up to 30 transactions

  • R300R700 / month

The cost for bookkeeping depends on many variables (company size and annual turnover, the number of monthly transactions, number of employees, etc.). This is the average price for basic bookkeeping if your business has up to 30 transactions per month. The average cost of a bookkeeping rate for up to 30 transactions per month is R500 / month, or typically between R300 / month and R700 / month.

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Monthly Payroll Services

  • R300R1500 / hour

The monthly fee for payroll services: monitoring employee time and attendance, calculating payroll taxes and ensuring the correct deductions, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws governing payroll. The average cost is usually R450 / hour.

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Bookkeeping — up to 60 transactions

  • R900R1300 / month

The cost for bookkeeping depends on many variables (company size and annual turnover, the number of monthly transactions, number of employees, etc.). This is the average price for bookkeeping if your business has up to 60 transactions per month. The average cost is usually R1100 / month.

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Bookkeeping — up to 90 transactions

  • R1700R2000 / month

The cost for bookkeeping depends on many variables (company size and annual turnover, the number of monthly transactions, number of employees, etc.). This is the average price for bookkeeping if your business has up to 90 transactions per month. On average, expect to be charged between R1700 / month and R2000 / month for a bookkeeping rate for up to 90 transactions per month.

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Bookkeeping

  • R100R300 / hour

Per-hour fee for consultation services, short-term assistance sorting out bookkeeping issues, or one-time help with financial records. Bookkeeping fee by the hour costs range between R100 / hour and R300 / hour with an average of R200 / hour.

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Financial statements

  • R150R750 / hour

Financial statements (or financial reports) are written records that convey the financial activities and performance of a business, person, or other entity. Accountants audit financial statements to ensure accuracy or for tax, financing, or investing purposes. The price of the review differs according to the size and the complexity of the entity. Financial statement costs range between R150 / hour and R750 / hour with an average of R450 / hour.

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Tax Advisory, SARS Audit (business)

  • R700R1300 / hour

Per-hour rate for consultations regarding tax matters and SARS audits for business clients. The rate may vary according to business type and complexity. For tax consultantion, SARS audit, expect to pay between R700 / hour and R1300 / hour.

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Tax Advisory, SARS Audit (Individual)

  • R350R900 / hour

Per-hour rate for consultations regarding tax matters and SARS audits for individual clients. The cost of tax consultantion, SARS audit typically runs from R350 / hour to R900 / hour, averaging at R750 / hour.

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Company/CC Tax Return (IT14)

  • R750R1500

Price for completing and submitting the IT14 or Income Tax Return for Companies and Close Corporations (CC). Completing the company/CC tax return costs range between R750 and R1500 with an average of R1000.

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Trust Income Tax Return (IT12TR)

  • R1200R2000

Price for completing and submitting the IT12TR or Trust Income Tax Return. The average cost is usually R1500.

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Provisional Tax Return (IRP6) — 2nd Period

  • R600R800

A once-off fee for submitting the second provisional tax return (IRP6) which must be submitted at the end of the year of assessment. There's also an option to make a third provisional (top-up) payment before submitting your income tax return (ITR12) for that tax year. Provisional tax is paid by individuals who earn income other than a salary. The average cost of second provisional tax return (IRP6) is R700, or typically between R600 and R800.

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Provisional Tax Return (IRP6) — 1st Period

  • R600R800

A once-off fee for submitting the first provisional tax return (IRP6) which must be submitted within the first 6 months of the year. Provisional tax is paid by individuals who earn income other than a salary. First provisional tax return (IRP6) costs range between R600 and R800 with an average of R700.

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Income Tax Return for an individual (IT12) — Fee Per Hour

  • R350R750 / hour

Price for completing and submitting the IT12 or Income Tax Return for an individual. Some tax consultants charge at an hourly rate while others charge a flat, once-off fee. For income tax return for an individual, expect to pay between R350 / hour and R750 / hour.

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Income Tax Return for an individual (IT12) — Total Fee

  • R500R2000

Price for completing and submitting the IT12 or Income Tax Return for an individual. Some tax consultants charge at an hourly rate while others charge a flat, once-off fee. The average cost of income tax return for an individual is R1200, or typically between R500 and R2000.

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Recent jobs for accountants

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Boksburg
  • Number of employees: 2–5
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Services required: Tax services, Financial statements

Hello, We are currently using XERO / SImplepay for our daily and monthly requirements . We do our EMP/VAT on own own. We need support in Bi-annual and annual filings like EMP, IPR6 , ITR14 etc. We also need to make Annual financial statements. Apart from this we will need off and on support ii clarifying issues we may have on XERO /Simpepay once a while. Communication via email please

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Cape Town
  • Number of employees: More than 20
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Services required: Tax services, Payroll

Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to get a quote for - Monthly payroll services for 25-30 employees. Most of them have variable salaries due to commissions. The quote should include IRP5's and the EMP submissions. - Monthly VAT return submission via eFiling. We will prepare the VAT with SAP. Kind regards, Maike Reiner

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: SOUTHERN SUBURBS
  • Number of employees: 2–5
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Services required: Bookkeeping, Tax services, Payroll, Financial statements

low volume of transactions across the business, including the bank statement. Anticipate 50 per month initially ,increasing to transactions Maximum of 5 employees in time .- The business must be able to create invoices and capture stock receipts in real time with instant access to these reports - Drs / Crs , stock ( currently 4 items - may increase to 10 in time) and a daily Gross profit report per product sold - initally 3 products monthly management accounts and all reporting to SARS with supporting reports to be fully compliant. Accuracy , compliance with all Govt agencies, reporting within 3 days of month end and my access o the person undertaking this work is critical.

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Isando
  • Number of employees: More than 20
  • Type of business: Other
  • Services required: Financial statements

Invitation to quote/request for quotation for technical accounting services to assist with the review of grap annual financial statements. Limited T/A (RME) hereby invites, your company to submit a detailed quotation for the attached request for quotation. Please note that all bid documents can be submitted through e-mail, all information and briefing sessions are no longer compulsory, and no bidder can be disqualified for not attending these sessions. All bids received timeously will be evaluated. Tenders are part of a competitive bidding process and are for above R . Enquiries must be directed to Department of Finance: Tender Office on the number provided on the RFQ Document. Successful bidders will be paid on upfront payment (COD) basis before any release or supply of goods requested, once payment is confirmed and cleared with your Banking Institution then the supplier can expedite the order. Looking forward to your urgent response

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Munsieville
  • Number of employees: More than 20
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Services required: Financial statements

Hi I need help. My late husband had a company which is still active ad has more than employee, he has 45% shares on that company and apparently I was advised that e signed a share holders agreement before his passing and now his share are up to be sold. I don't understand how share are calculated. Just received financial statement from company as o not sure what's going on I need help

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Durban North
  • Number of employees: 6–20
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Main business activity: Other
  • Services required: Bookkeeping, Payroll, Financial statements

-We are based in the UK. Services. healthcareclinic.com -We have just opened call centre in Durban. Need Payroll Services. -We are also looking to set up a dedicated Accounting Centre in Durban. We will consider a reputable & reliable Accounting firm to do all the bookkeeping; prepare daily Sales Reports; monthly Management Accounts at & BU level; Annual Statutory Accounts; Run a financial Bud/Fct model; IT systems access controls -We use Sales Force; Heydoc; Aeron & Zero & a Financial modelling package Please send all communication by email. Thanks.

Individual (Tax returns)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Illiondale
  • Total annual personal income: Less than R500.000
  • Which of these apply to you?: Rental income

Unemployed. Renting my late father's property out in order to pay the property expenses. I presently do not stay at said property. I have taken out private debt in order to 'fix' the property from the condition it was left in. Property still under his name - bank aware of the situation however, I would like to know my liability for tax, as I don't want to end up 'shooting myself in the foot'. Regards

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Cape Town
  • Number of employees: 1 or none
  • Type of business: Sole proprietorship
  • Main business activity: Services
  • Services required: Bookkeeping, Tax services

my name is , I am a sole proprietor who owns a small studio in Cape Town, looking for with help with preparation financials and submission tax returns. I would prefer to pay a monthly rate. Details: No staff Registered as a provisional tax payer Straightforward explanation income All tax affairs are up to date Turnover +- pa Please can you give me a quote. Let me know if you need any more information on my business.

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: Pretoria
  • Number of employees: 6–20
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Main business activity: Retail
  • Services required: Bookkeeping, Tax services, Payroll, Financial statements

All related accounting work for a retail business. This includes, - monthly bookkeeping - debtors and creditors - VAT returns - PAYE returns - UIF returns - workman's compensation - management statements - annual financial statements - Taxation (Business Taxation and submission) - Payroll (4-6 employees) - etc.

Business (Pty, CC, Ltd, Sole Prop, Inc,...)

  • City or suburb where you need the service: cape
  • Number of employees: 2–5
  • Type of business: Private company (Pty)
  • Main business activity: Industry/manufacture
  • Services required: Bookkeeping

Need a hands on person who can assist with Xero. Small businesses but growning. services required;. System implementation. Keeping track of sales, purchases, payments and receipts. Recons and cross checking of supplier invoices. Compiling the accounts and preocessing payments to be released. Cost coding of products.Monthly reports on profit and loss . Suggestions and flags . Paye and vat recons. Work on the design maintenance and review of internal business processes. Organise, collate and record financial data on a weekly and store this information in general ledgers Record the financial information of your business in a standard way, so that accountants can also access it. Anticipate this will take approx 8 hours per week .