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Commission earner and IRP5

Posted 29 June 2017

I'm a commission earner. I joined a company in January and I didn't earn any commission from January to 28 February. My previous IRP5 shows me working at that previous company for 10 months.
Do I need an IRP5 with zero income on it for the 2 months at the new company? Would anything need to be submitted to show that I was employed for the 10 months at the first company and 2 months at the present company = the full 12 Months?
Also, does the new company have to upload anything so that...

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Tax Consultations

Posted 22 June 2017

I'd like to schedule a once off session to discuss my tax status change. I've left employment and started working as a sole proprietor. I just need to know what I need to do regarding tax and how to submit my tax return with the split between the two statuses. Please let me know how I can set up a once off session and what the cost would be?

Directors of company with no IRP5's

Posted 21 June 2017

My wife and I are directors of our company. We have not paid ourselves a salary as such, but took money against a loan account during the year. We are provisional tax payers. We don't have any IRP5's as we haven't issued any in our company. How do we rectify this or account to SARS?

Tax as a remote worker

Posted 21 June 2017

My primary source of income comes from an overseas company who I work remotely for (it's on a permanent basis but I'm not under a contract). I get paid every month, through TransferWise, in dollars. I also earn some income off royalty based products and some freelance creative jobs. I'm finding it quite complicated to set up a tax paying structure with this setup. Could you possibly give me some advice on how I could set up a tax paying structure with this way of working?

Unemployed for a short period

Posted 21 June 2017

I haven't worked for the full year, how does that affect me and my tax return?

Immigrating

Posted 21 June 2017

Will you be able to help me with our tax return once my
wife and I permanently immigrate to Australia? We'll be keeping three properties in SA and we'll receive rental income from it.

Tax Directive for a settlement agreement.

Posted 7 June 2017

I'm receiving a settlement from my company as part of an exit agreement. Can I apply for a directive, and how?

eFiling registration on my laptop

Posted 5 June 2017

I'm struggling to register an individual profile on my laptop, when I do it I get an error message. However, when a colleague registers it on her computer it goes through. What could the problem be?

Offshore earnings tax

Posted 1 June 2017

Hi,

i need to know how my offshore tax will be calculated as I don't meet the 183 criteria for tax exemption.

Employed on Contract Basis (PAYE)

Posted 1 June 2017

I've gone from working for an employer to freelancing and now I'm working on
a contract basis. I'm not taxed on my contract income. All I do is send an invoice and they pay me and deduct nothing off that. I'd like to still pay SARS the PAYE, is that possible? (I have my own retirement fund).

Tax on my foreign salary

Posted 31 May 2017

I work for a company based in China and they pay me a monthly salary in US
dollars. I won't be getting an IRP5 from them. So, how do I pay tax and how do I complete my tax return?


Tax implications for members of a close corporation

Posted 31 May 2017

Are there any tax implications for an individual that's a member of more than two or three close corporations or is there an implication for the close corporation?

Solar wear and tear

Posted 30 May 2017

What are the wear and tear rates for solar equipment (renewable energy)?

Tax returns foreign vs local income

Posted 29 May 2017

I've been working outside of the country more than 6 months in a 12 month period with
more than 182/60 day rule passed so that money should be tax free. If I
earn in between those periods in South Africa, does that affect my tax free
income that I am earning outside South Africa?

Tax help for freelancers

Posted 29 May 2017

I've recently become a full-time freelancer and I wanted to know if you'd be able to help me file my tax returns?

Employment tax incentive

Posted 26 May 2017

What is Employment Tax Incentive and who gets it?

Donation deduction on school fees

Posted 26 May 2017

If I pay school fees for a previously disadvantaged child - who isn't a family member - and the school isn't a registered PBO. Can I deduct the school fees as a donation?

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?
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