Carrie Furman

Carrie Furman

Carrie joined Allan Gray as an operations consultant in 2008 and is currently the assistant manager of the Tax team. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree in Finance and a Master of Philosophy degree in Tax Law, both from the University of Cape Town. Carrie is also a CFP® professional.

Articles by Carrie Furman

Facing the facts around retrenchment

By Carrie Furman on 11 Dec 2019

With the latest GDP growth figures showing that the economy contracted 0.6% in the third quarter, SAA heading into business rescue, and the problems at Eskom...

Is there any tax benefit in saving over the annual tax deductible amount towards retirement?

By Carrie Furman on 05 Feb 2019

One of the key benefits of investing for retirement using a retirement fund is the generous tax deduction for contributions, subject to a maximum of 27.5% of...

Why retirement contributions don’t reduce your taxable capital gains

By Carrie Furman on 26 Oct 2018

You may be aware that every tax year you can make a pre-tax contribution to your retirement fund of up to 27.5% of the higher  of taxable income or...

Don't get caught short this tax season

By Carrie Furman on 31 Aug 2018

With the tax season deadlines brought forward by a month this year, it’s time to get your supporting documents ready and to do your return. Uncertainty actin...

2018 Budget speech update

By Carrie Furman on 21 Feb 2018

The Minister of Finance announced amendments to tax and other legislation that may affect investors. These changes come into effect on 1 March 2018...

Retiring or withdrawing? Think carefully before sending us the form

By Carrie Furman on 05 Sep 2017

After a lifetime of work retirement is often a welcome change of pace, but many people rush into a decision to retire or withdraw from their retirement fund....

What are the tax benefits of contributing to a retirement annuity?

By Carrie Furman on 08 Feb 2017

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) wants to help you pay for your retirement. The way in which they do this is by offering generous tax deductions when...


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