Deductions Posts in Tax Q&A

Can I submit a return?



do i qualify for tax refund as a contract administrator?

Travel Claim not allowed by SARS



Hi Tim, I received a travel allowance upfront however I do a lot of traveling between two offices and I claim back travel on a monthly basis capped at 1850kms though I travel in excess of 2000kms per month. I've filed my tax return showing both business travel and personal but now SARS says I owe them about R27000. How is that possible when I didn't claim for the excess travel I did, just the capped 1850km. I can follow through their calculation but do not understand why they didn't include busi...

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When do the age related tax rebates kick in?



I turn 65 in August 2017. Do I get the 65 year old tax rebate in the tax year ending Feb 2018 or only in the next tax year?

Negative refund amount on transcripts



My refund amount says negative 8602 what does this mean

Supporting documents error



If I attached the wrong documents to my return, can I still resubmit the correct documents to SARS?

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



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?



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

CGT and new retirement fund laws



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



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



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



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?



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

Add more than one depreciation expense



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?



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

Depreciation on office equipment



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

Legal tax deduction?



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



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



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



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



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



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

Donation to family members



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



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



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



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?
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