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Overtime Earnings and Tax

Posted 24 March 2017

I work for a well established company I earn approximately R4163.00 per month. When I work overtime, lets say, for R700.00 they tax it all. Why do they do that because I earn a small salary?

Forgot to submit travel details

Posted 24 March 2017

I have submitted my tax return, but I forgot to include the details for my travel allowance (3702), i.e. vehicle details and logbook details. An ITA34 was issued. How do I submit a revised tax return?

Income earned by a minor from a tax free investment?

Posted 23 March 2017

Do I have to declare income earned from a Tax Free Savings Account opened for my minor child on my tax return? I've contributed in my personal capacity to my own Tax Free Savings Account and I've also opened and contributed into a Tax Free Savings Account for my minor child.

Application for Tax Suspension

Posted 23 March 2017

How do I make an application for suspension of tax after filing an objection? I MISSED THAT OPPORTUNITY WHEN SUBMITTING MY OBJECTION. Is there any way that I can now submit an application by SARS eFile or email?

Assistance with Company Tax Submissions

Posted 23 March 2017

I would like to know if you assist with company tax submissions as well as employee UIF/Tax/PAYE? We need to do our fist tax returns and staff UIF etc

CCMA settlement taxable

Posted 22 March 2017

Does a CCMA settlement for unfair dismissal get taxed?

Efiling shared access

Posted 22 March 2017

I'd like to add another tax practitioner to get access to my SARS
eFiling. How do I remove TaxTim's access?

Registering as a Provisional Tax Payer?

Posted 22 March 2017

I had freelance jobs and although I don't own my
own business/am not registered as a business. All but one of the freelance
jobs were taxed.
Should I register as a provisional tax payer? If so, how do I go about
doing this and what deductions can I make? e.g. Can I claim for Uber trips,
cellphone bills, wear and tear on my equipment (computer, camera) etc? If I
can claim for things like this, how do I go about doing it?

IRP5 submission dates

Posted 22 March 2017

When must the IRP5 be submitted this year?

Query Audited Tax Returns

Posted 22 March 2017

SARS has audited me and it was found that I owe them money. My tax is a mess and I'm wondering if it can get sorted out. I barely receive any money back from SARS. Something seems to be wrong with my tax returns.

Set-off: Tax loss of different trades

Posted 22 March 2017

As an individual can I set-off a trade loss from a trade (such as a coffee shop, which I am trading as a sole proprietor, 1st year of trading) against my other taxable income being a salary and rental income.

How will I be taxed?

Posted 22 March 2017

How much will I get if I'm earning R1000.00 and I'm being taxed 10%?

Why Register for an Income Tax Number

Posted 20 March 2017

I earn R6000.00 a month. My employer told me that everybody has to register and have a tax number, regardless if you earn under the threshold and don't pay tax. What's the reason that we all have to register for an income tax number, is this correct?

Children receiving gift money

Posted 20 March 2017

My brothers wish to gift my children money. Which I will be using on daily expenses and school fees. Will I be liable for tax for these incomes? Or will my brothers be liable for this? Is there a taxable limit? And are there any tax avoiding measures for single moms?

Claiming at SARS

Posted 20 March 2017

My mom was working as a teacher at ABET school. May I go to SARS and claim her tax money?

Money gifted from an International Source

Posted 20 March 2017

Can my mother, who lives in the UK, send my husband and I money, into his South African bank account- will we have to pay any tax on it in SA? It's one deposit of approximately 100,000.00 GB Pounds. And, the money is 100% UK bound income.

Forgot to Submit my Taxes for Previous Years

Posted 20 March 2017

How do I sort out outstanding tax returns not submitted during previous years?

Medical expenses claimable without belonging to medical aid

Posted 20 March 2017

SARS refuses to deduct my medical expenses (medical doctor prescriptions and formal medical procedures), if I didn't belong to any medical aid scheme. Just to add onto that, I paid all my medical costs myself.

Penalty Fees

Posted 17 March 2017

I've recently had the misfortune of getting a tax penalty of over R16500.00 It was deducted from my provident fund without my knowledge. A further R7000.00 was deducted from the same provident fund pay out. Please advise me if I can dispute this after it has been deducted; if not I'm fine with it. However, I got a statement from SARS more than two weeks later referring to these penalties. I'm not sure what this statement means.

Tax for a Contractor working from home

Posted 17 March 2017

We have a contractor that's working from home. He primarily does work for our company. How does tax work, do we need to submit an IRP5? We've been paying him directly without deducting any PAYE or TAX

Living in Namibia, but working for a company in SA.

Posted 17 March 2017

I live in Namibia, but work for a South African company.
I'm a South African citizen. Under the new changes brought in with the budget, how will my tax work? I'm still working for the same company (I have been working for 7 years in total).

What does ITS mean?

Posted 16 March 2017

What does an "Outstanding ITS Return" mean?

Foreign Income

Posted 16 March 2017

I'm currently staying in South Africa. I receive income from foreigners, for hunting trips outside of SA borders. I'm usually out of the country for a week or two at a time. Is this income I'm earning taxable in SA?

Provident Fund Payout

Posted 16 March 2017

I cashed out my Provident Fund when I left my previous employer, I was there for just under 2 years. I paid a higher tax as the first R25000.00 subject to the tax rule of: 18% of lump sum exceeding R25000.00
The financial services company explained that because several years ago I cashed out a portion of my provident fund historically, I don't qualify for the tax exclusion. Is this correct?

How to get a Tax Clearance Certificate

Posted 16 March 2017

How do I get a tax clearance certificate for an individual?
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