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Can I change my declaration if I already submitted the return?

Posted 8 February 2017

I forgot to include my home office rental space, can I resubmit my tax return and add this on eFiling?

Can I claim for medical aid if I didnt pay for it?

Posted 8 February 2017

My son is on my ex husband's medical aid, can I claim the contributions on my return?

CGT and new retirement fund laws

Posted 8 February 2017

Non of the tax calculators include Capital Gains tax
What is the impact of a Capital Gains Tax on the allowable RA deduction?

Home office and CGT

Posted 8 February 2017

I work from home and would like to find out what will the cgt implication be when I sell my primary residence and is it worth it for me to continue to deduct my office space as an expense?

Tax on rental income while being a student

Posted 7 February 2017

I am a student earning rental income on my deceased parents property, am I supposed to declare this income to SARS and pay tax on it? The amount I earn is just over R25000 after deductions per month.

Depreciation on a phone

Posted 6 February 2017

I use my phone for work purposes and have a letter from my employer confirming this. Can I claim depreciation on it even if I've had it for 2 years already?

Vehicle depreciation vs deemed travel allowance deduction. An I allowed both?

Posted 6 February 2017

Vehicle depreciation vs deemed travel allowance deduction. An I allowed both?

Add more than one depreciation expense

Posted 6 February 2017

I have a laptop, tablet and cell phone that I need to depreciate, how do I do this?

Can I claim tax back on the materials I bought?

Posted 6 February 2017

I am self employed and bought materials for my business, can I claim a deduction for this on my return?

Depreciation on office equipment

Posted 5 February 2017

I am hiring office equipment such as chairs, tables etc. can I claim depreciation on it?

Legal tax deduction?

Posted 3 February 2017

Good Day I would like to know who is right in this scenario: a SA resident and the SA company I work for received a construction contract in Sierra Leone, November 2015 we left with promises that there will be no tax deducted. Just before we left our SA employment was terminated and we were rehired by the newly established Sierra Leone company (same name, just now Sierra Leone ltd). We work everything according to the SARS 183/60 rule In the meantime, salary and tax deductions went on like norma...

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Rental Income Tax for Foreign Non Residents

Posted 3 February 2017

Dear Tim, I am a foreign non resident and own a property in South Africa from which I gain rental income of about R6500 gross per month, or around R4000 after expenses. It has lately come to my attention that I may need to pay tax on this. How do I get started? I rarely visit South Africa.

Claim for out of pocket expenses

Posted 3 February 2017

I dont have a medical aid but I need to see a physio every week after being in a car accident last year. Cam I claim this expense on my tax return?

travel claim

Posted 3 February 2017

Can I claim for a travel expense from SARS if I was only given a travel allowance for one month in the last tax year?

Transfer a tuck shop in my name

Posted 2 February 2017

I am buying a tuck shop but need to know how I can register it in my name, its a sole proprietor.

Donation to household family

Posted 1 February 2017

Is monetary gifts to a spouse and kids a deductible expense and how much is allowed per year

Donation to family members

Posted 1 February 2017

I gave my mother and sister R25000 each, can I deduct it as an expense against my income and how much donations tax should I pay on it?

Tax on donation

Posted 1 February 2017

if I donate my clothes, and I get paid for it, can I claim a tax deduction for the expense?

CGT Calcualtion for Primary residence

Posted 1 February 2017

CGT Primary Residence with a home office

Base Cost R3m
Proceeds R7m
I use 33. 33% of my primary residence exclusively for trade/business. I have claimed these expenses for the past 4 years when doing my IT12. I have owned the primary residence for 11 years. How do a calculate the CGT taking into account 7 of the 11 years were 100% primary residence

No refund received

Posted 1 February 2017

SARS have not refunded me since I submitted my return 6 months ago, can I go into their branch and query this if I submitted my return on eFiling?

Is a monetary donation to my unemployed spouse tax deductible

Posted 1 February 2017

My husband is 61 years old and unemployed, I support him while I am full time employed. Is this contribution tax deductible?

Do I have to pay additional tax for deducting my car from my salary before tax?

Posted 1 February 2017

How does deducting your vehicle from your gross salary affect your tax. The vehicle purchased is for personal use however we have the option of deducting it directly from our salaries before tax.

How long before I get my funds owed to me by SARS

Posted 1 February 2017

SARS used my pension lump sum to pay my administration penalties balance. I have however since this submitted the returns and SARS now owe me an amount. Do you perhaps know how long this could take, as I called them yesterday and they said that all queries on my account was finally resolved.

Never filed a return, can I still do it now?

Posted 1 February 2017

I have been employed for 3 years and my employer deducted tax from my income. They however never gave me an IRP5 and I have no proof of the income I earned from them as they issued electronic payslips and I never printed it.
2 Months ago they closed their doors and all employees was left stranded, can I perhaps still claim the tax I paid back from SARS if they over taxed me?

Foreign medical aid

Posted 31 January 2017

I'm a French citizen, resident with work permit. I pay a Medical Aid in France, for me and 3 other persons. Can I get a deduction?
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