After 10 years of successful practice, Refqah merged her firm with STBB in 2008. Refqah is an EXCO and REMCO Director and manages the Claremont branch where she is based. She is the national head of STBB’s Wills, Estates, Trusts and Curatorship department and also specialises in Conveyancing and all aspects of property law, as well as Islamic Wills. Since 2009, Refqah recruits and mentors STBB’s Western Cape candidate attorneys. She is a longstanding trustee of the Women’s Property Network (WPN) Educational Trust, is a trustee of the South African College Schools (SACS) Endowment Trust and former chairperson of the SAPOA Western Cape Council.  Refqah is married to design architect Imraan Ho-Yee and they live in the Southern Suburbs with their sons.

From the desk of Refqah | Budget 2017

From 1 March 2017, the 1st R900 000 on a property purchase price will be exempt from transfer duty payable to SARS. This equates to a saving of R4500 from last year’s duty.

Trusts remain the highest taxed property-owning entities, with income tax increased from 41 to 45%, and capital gains tax hikes from 32.8 to 36%.

On a lighter note, the rand is at an incredible R13/ dollar today!

Regards,
STBB Director Refqah Ho-Yee
Tel 021 673-4700 / 082 782 7771
Email refqahf@stbb.co.za

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