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Is it still important to keep invoices of one year if business will only be registered in February?

Posted 31 January 2017

I have started a shop from home for one year and will register my business only now in February? Is it important to keep the receipts for goods bought in order to file for VAT? Or must I only keep it from the day I am registered? I have kept a book of all my sales for the past year? Is it important for later use once registered?

HOw can I get my refund?

Posted 31 January 2017

SARS owes me more than R12000 and refuse to pay because I have not submitted a tax return for 2008, how can I correct this?

Is SITE from 2009 ever refundable?

Posted 30 January 2017

Could I please get assistance with my query. In 2009 I earned R29000 for the entire year as I only worked for a portion of the year. SITE of R1064 was deducted over 6 months. I have tried getting a refund of this money by submitting my tax return however SARS is adamant that I am not due a refund as SITE is non refundable. They have informed me that I should request my SITE to be paid back to me by my employer. Can you please advise.

May I claim for travel from my home office to my office?

Posted 30 January 2017

May I claim for travel from my home office to my office?

Commission tax?

Posted 30 January 2017

If I earn commission, can I claim back personal expenses too such as rental of my flat even if I dont work from home?

Non-resident tax

Posted 27 January 2017

I would like to ask if the following person is taxable in SA:

A German citizen worked in SA from November 2015 to January 2017. He is employed by a German company and his salary was paid into a German bank account in Euro's. The German company deducted monthly tax from his earnings up to December 2015 and then instructed him to start paying tax is SA. He registered for tax with SARS in January 2017 and received a tax number. He worked for a sister company of the German company in ...

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Can you check if I owe SARS?

Posted 27 January 2017

I am an employee and have been working for 6 years. I have however never submitted my tax returns, can I still submit them and will I get a refund?

Can I deduct 27.5% retirement fund contribution from my gross income?

Posted 27 January 2017

As a sole proprietor can I deduct 27. 5% retirement fund contributions from my total income before expenses? I render a professional service.

Can I claim the VAT on my purchases?

Posted 26 January 2017

I have my own salon and wanted to know if I can claim back the VAT I paid on products I bought for the salon? I am not a registered VAT vendor.

Claim tax on training from employer

Posted 25 January 2017

My company is sending me on a payroll course, can I claim back the amount I had to pay for text books and traveling to and from campus?

Is TaxTim right for a film director that earns fees and profit share on each job?

Posted 24 January 2017

I am a film director and only get paid per job. Some years I earn a lot, others, less. And I have lots of deductions. Can TaxTim work with me to help me do what I need?

Negative amount on my SARS statement

Posted 24 January 2017

Must admit I dont understand tax. I now have a negitive amount on the statement of accounts balance. What does it mean?

Statement of Account

Posted 24 January 2017

Received statement of account and it shows R0 indicating that an electronic refund is made 24\01\2017. Will I get paid on that date? Audit now days NO?!

Change of details after been audited

Posted 23 January 2017

I have submitted my return and my medical aid which I pay for my wife and child was disallowed. After carefully looking into the notes I found that I had incorrectly stated on my IRP that I am married out of community of property instead of in community of property. Please can you advise me on how to change this as I have already been audited and I cannot request a correction?

Claim for nursing home?

Posted 23 January 2017

I pay the nursing home my old aged father stays at, can I claim this expense on my return as he is my dependent on my medical aid?

Can I claim full depreciation on a broken cellphone?

Posted 23 January 2017

I had a cellphone that I was calculating depreciation on. However the phone broke and I now have a new phone which I will claim depreciation on. For the previous phone, am I able to claim the remaining deprecation amount (that I would have been claiming on in coming years) in the current tax year?

Import VAT claim

Posted 23 January 2017

I have just registered my pty Ltd this January 2017 and I need know what tax should I collect for SARS when invoice clients for the products I will be selling. When I registered my company at CIPC I received a doc from SARS for the company named income tax., do I use this when invoicing on the place of VAT is this the inc Me tax I should collect for SARS from clients? Thanks

Can I still submit old returns for a company?

Posted 23 January 2017

If a company has not submitted a tax return since 2012, should it go online and submit returns or apply for voluntary disclosure?

Can I claim back the tax I pay on my travel allowance?

Posted 23 January 2017

I have a code 3701 on my IRP5, can you tell me how the tax is calculated on the amount please?

Can a contract worker claim tax back on a home office?

Posted 23 January 2017

I am a contract worker earning an hourly rate. My income differs each month depending on the hours worked. I work from a home office. What is considered to be deductible expenses?

Can I claim for all 3 vehicles I used on my tax return?

Posted 20 January 2017

I've changed cars during the tax year, how should I handle my travel allowance calculations and log book?
1) How would I should I go about maintain my log book? should I keep a different one for each vehicle. 2) I have also leased a vehicle whilst waiting for my new vehicle, how should this be recorded?
3) How should I cater for my new Vehicle in my tax return if the new vehicle cost is greater than my old vehicle?

2016 audit and provisional return, does this delay my refund?

Posted 20 January 2017

SARS is busy auditing my 2016 return, if I only submit my IRP6 for 201702 at the end of February 2017 will this delay my refund for 2016 being paid out?

Medical problems

Posted 20 January 2017

I forgot to claim my medical expense I had in 2015, can I just add this to my2016 medical expenses?

I don't know what is s12e, can you help please?

Posted 19 January 2017

I don't know what is s12e

This query relates to question 4862 "Please enter the S12E accelerated depreciation allowance which the company can claim. Use our handy SBC calculator to help with your workings." in the Income statement section.

Tax on commission only

Posted 18 January 2017

Can you tell me how tax on my commission is calculated please?
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