Category Archives: Tax

EXEMPTION FOR FOREIGN SALARY EARNERS

South African tax resident individuals are liable to income tax on their worldwide income. In other words, where a South African tax resident individual were to earn a salary for employment which may from time-to-time be exercised outside of the … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF CAPITAL GAINS TAX WHEN YOU EMIGRATE

While many people immigrate to South Africa, we also see many of our clients emigrating from South Africa. And while formal migration-status is not necessarily linked to tax residency, the time of tax migration often coincides with formal emigration linked … Continue reading

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FIVE INPUT TAX CLAIMS YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE

Input tax is the VAT you pay your suppliers in the course of your business as well as VAT paid on goods you import. SARS allows you to claim the input tax for your relevant tax period when you complete … Continue reading

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EMPLOYER ANNUAL RECONCILIATION

The Employer Annual Reconciliation starts on 18 April 2017 and employers have until 31 May 2017 to submit their Annual Reconciliation Declarations (EMP501) for the period 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 in respect of the Monthly Employer Declarations … Continue reading

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DONATIONS AND TAX

The aim of this article is to alert individuals to donations tax considerations over and above the utilisation of the full R100,000 annual exemption which will inevitably be used to a great degree now that section 7C has been introduced. … Continue reading

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THE TAXATION OF PARTNERSHIPS

In terms of South African law natural persons (individuals) and legal persons all enjoy legal personality: in other words, both groups represent “persons” capable of e.g. legally acting on their own behalf, own property and to earn income. Consequently, they … Continue reading

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FINAL AND DILUTED LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO LOW INTEREST LOANS AND TRUST

The renewed focus by National Treasury on the taxation of trusts was widely anticipated and it came as little surprise earlier this year that the first version of the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2016, introduced what will become the … Continue reading

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PROVISIONAL TAX: DID YOU KNOW?

Provisional tax payments is not a separate tax but pre-payments of income tax for a specific tax year. These pre-payments ensure that the tax load is spread over the tax year and can avoid a nasty surprise when SARS calculates … Continue reading

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UPDATE: TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES

On 18 April 2016 the Tax Clearance Certificate application process as we know it was amended by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). This is good news as your Tax Clearance Certificate may now be obtained online via e-filing immediately. … Continue reading

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DIRE PROVISIONAL TAX PENALTIES ON UNDERESTIMATION OF INCOME

Provisional taxpayers are generally those taxpayers who earn income from sources other than a salary. In other words, PAYE is not deducted from these other sources of income on a monthly basis and paid over to SARS. As is the … Continue reading

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