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Online sports betting

Posted 26 May 2017

Are winnings from online sports gambling sites taxable?

Severance benefits and estate duty

Posted 25 May 2017

Do severance benefits received from an employer at death, form part of property or deemed property in your estate for Estate Duty purposes?

Depreciation of on second hand assets

Posted 23 May 2017

I'm working for a new company that started last year January (2016). All of the computers and furniture was inherited from the previous company (Re-branded the company, but doing exactly the same thing) how do I calculate depreciation with regards to Computers, Laptops & furniture?

What's awaiting registration verification?

Posted 16 May 2017

What does it mean when I have registered with SARS eFiling and under the organisational tax types I am getting a status that says awaiting registration verification?

New Employment

Posted 3 May 2017

When does tax season begin and when does it end? I started working at a new company on the 1st of January 2017, do I only submit the IRP5 of the new company?

Deffered income

Posted 2 May 2017

What is deferred income?

What type of tax category do I fall into?

Posted 2 May 2017

I have one client in the US, I use all my own equipment and work from home. What type of taxes should I be filing? I am based in South Africa and bring funds through via PayPal, I am not taxed in the US as I am considered a independent contractor.

Working for a salary that varies

Posted 28 April 2017

I am starting a career as a tour guide and the company will require us to
sort our own taxes out. The amount of money I will earn per month will
vary. The salary will consist out of a salary paid from the company per
trip, as well as tips.

How do I go about tax when your salary will vary per month?

Vat deregistration

Posted 27 April 2017

How do I deregister for VAT?

Petrol and travel allowance claims

Posted 26 April 2017

How do I claim petrol on tax? For the previous tax year I've kept a detailed petrol log through your app and I've been using my own petrol card and claiming back. I do receive a travel allowance. The company has now given us petrol cards, do I still need to keep a log to claim or can I not claim because the company is paying?



Help with past tax returns

Posted 25 April 2017

I've been working for the past 5 years and have never claimed back tax. I have all my IRP5 certificates since I started working. I have no travel allowance, I usually pay for everything with my own finances. I'm registered for tax with SARS, but I'm not sure if I'm registered on SARS eFiling.

Waiting for my VAT number

Posted 25 April 2017

Can I charge VAT while waiting for my VAT registration to come through? How can I legally show VAT on a invoice to a customer while waiting for my VAT number? The company registration and income tax is done.

VAT registration process

Posted 25 April 2017

Can you guys do my VAT registration details?


Vat Registration Cost

Posted 24 April 2017

What is the amount before registering for VAT at SARS?

Tax Deductible Donations

Posted 24 April 2017

I made a tax deductible donation in the previous tax year, but the amount was over the allowable 10% deduction limit (as reflected in my ITA34). Will the excess amount be automatically added to the new tax year as an add-back, or do I need to add the excess amount to the current years tax deductible donations?

Registering for provisional tax for start-up?

Posted 24 April 2017

Does a start-up company (dormant pty company) with zero income for first 2 years, have to register for provisional tax?
The director does earn a normal salary from employer, but created company name to work on part time. The director is busy with research before there will be any taxable income. The director created the company name to reserve the name before it is taken. ( the company also needs tax number) Do not want to go through the admin for provisional tax before it is needed. Only ...

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Farming tax

Posted 24 April 2017

I was employed and practised farming part time, I didn't declare farming activities. I've purchased tractors and now farming full time and have a registered company where do I start with my tax?

Unit trust and tax

Posted 24 April 2017

Do I need to declare interest from unit trusts that is under the threshold of R33000 (e. g. Local interest earned was R15000).

My tax fluctuate every month

Posted 21 April 2017

Why does my tax fluctuate every month on my payslip? I'm a fully employed with a monthly salary- no overtime or shifts. I saw that you've already said it should not fluctuate. How does one go about rectifying it?

Providing financial support to my elderly parents?

Posted 21 April 2017

What are the tax implications of me providing financial support to my elderly parents?

Output VAT and levies

Posted 20 April 2017

Is Output VAT supposed to be levied on Land if both parties are VAT Vendors?

Can I claim if not reimbursed by my employer?

Posted 20 April 2017

My employer doesn't reimburse me for traveling in between the office and our sites. I don't have a company car but I drive about 92KM per day between the office and on of our sites. Would it be possible to claim KMs from SARS for the use of my private car? And the company doesn't provide a cellphone allowance but I'm required to use my phone a lot at work. I receive no allowance and I'm not a commission earner. Can I claim for the contract I was forced to take?

How to file a return?

Posted 20 April 2017


Please let me know how returns are done. Do I provide all the information and you do the return on my behalf?

PAYE for hourly paid employees

Posted 20 April 2017

Is PAYE calculated differently for hourly paid employees ? And if so How ?

Tax on income paid in US dollars

Posted 20 April 2017

I'm a South African citizen. Currently living and working in Argentina, but I'm considering taking a job that would allow me to move back home. The job would pay me in US dollars on a monthly basis. How would I pay tax and what amount is taxable and how does this all work. (Let's say the salary would be 4000USD per month).
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