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Directors of company with no IRP5's



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



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



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

Immigrating



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.



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



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



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)



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



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



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



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

Tax returns foreign vs local income



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



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



What is Employment Tax Incentive and who gets it?

Donation deduction on school fees



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



Are winnings from online sports gambling sites taxable?

Severance benefits and estate duty



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



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?



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



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



What is deferred income?

What type of tax category do I fall into?



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



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



How do I deregister for VAT?

Petrol and travel allowance claims



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?



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