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Do I need to register as a provisional taxpayer?

Posted 4 February 2016

I am permanently employed but have recently started a different business on the side as a sole proprietor ( but the "Company" has its own bank account). Please advise whether I need to register as a provisional taxpayer for this business, and if so, do I need an accountant to do the process and claim back any deductions?

What return must I submit?

Posted 3 February 2016

I owned a business for portion of the year and made drawings from the business. Then I leased out my business for the remainder of the year and received rental. Do I fill out an ITR12 tax return. If not, what form do I complete?

How do I register tax for a sole trader business as well as a salary?

Posted 3 February 2016

I earn a salary of R10 000. 00, My employer submits the paye. I have started a business sole trader in August 2015. Can I register for the business on my current tax number and what do I need to fill in.

I started freelancing 3 motnhs ago, do I need to do my taxes this month?

Posted 1 February 2016

I started freelancing 01 November 2015
I was still working until 31 October at a company that was paying my tax for me. Do I need to do my provisional taxes this month (February) or should I wait until August?

As a sole proprietor making less than R350k/year, do I pay income tax?

Posted 1 February 2016

Thank you for taking my question. I am a sole proprietor that receives money from a single company for odd jobs around the office. I am not on contract with this company and receive a fixed R15k a month from them into my sole proprietor bank account. I then pay money from the sole proprietor account into my personal account amounting to around R12k-R13k/month. In total, I make less than R350k per annum, will I be liable to pay income tax?

Tax thresholds and married in community of property

Posted 28 January 2016

I am a provisional tax payer 66 yrs of age & married in community of property my income is derived from an annuity & interest from fixed deposits, what is the maximum I can earn before I pay tax.

As the sole employee and director do I have to pay PAYE or can I pay provsional tax bi-annually?

Posted 28 January 2016

I am an independent consultant. I have been operating since June 2015 and have been paying myself a salary and deducting PAYE
I have recently found out that I must be a provisional tax payer as well
Since I have started in June and have not deducted any expenses to arrive at my taxable income, it appears that with 2 months to go I have overpaid my tax significantly
from a cash flow perspective, I will only receive my refund around July/August
Am I able to not pay PAYE for the...

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Which return/s to complete if I have not yet filed a return for 2015 and am a provisional taxpayer?

Posted 27 January 2016

I have not competed a tax return for the 2015 tax year. I am registered as a provisional tax payer. I am unsure whether I need to complete two tax returns or one? And which tax returns they would be?

Confusion about claiming expenses

Posted 26 January 2016

I earn a monthly income on contract basis from a company, but I also freelance from home. Does this make me a provisional taxpayer and an individual taxpayer?
does this mean I can claim tax back from expenses such as petrol, cell phone and home office space?

Can I submit a tax return with both provisional tax and IRP5 information?

Posted 26 January 2016

Hi there! I am a freelancer and earn about R120 000 a year. Some of my clients pay me the exact amount I invoice them, but two of my big corporate clients deduct tax before paying me. Can I include all this information in my first provisional tax return?

How should I incorporate a charitable donation in my tax calculation?

Posted 26 January 2016

According to SARS, "Deductions in respect of donations to certain public benefit organisations are limited to 10% of taxable income (excluding retirement fund lump sums and severance benefits)". Assuming that my taxable income is R100,000, I can donate a maximum of R10,000 to a qualifying 'public benefit organisation'. In my tax calculation, should I deduct that R10,000 from my taxable income, or from the amount of tax that I owe? If I can deduct it from the amount of tax due to SARS, the latt...

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How to calculate provisional tax Feb 2016

Posted 26 January 2016

As a provisional tax payer what are the periods (months) that I need to consider in order to calculate my tax submission for 28 Feb 2016?

Full time employee who does after hours freelance work, should I register as a provisional tax payer

Posted 25 January 2016

I am a freelance web designer / developer. I work a normal 8 - 5 job during the day from which I get a monthly salary from my employer, I fall into the lower end of this tax bracket R377 451 - R528 000. On some months, I get side projects to work on and during the course of last year, the freelance business made approx R40000 (forty thousand rand) after expenses. I would like to find out if I should register as a provisional tax payer.

How do I deregister as provisional tax payer

Posted 25 January 2016

I got an sms from SARS saying that I owe them R5500. When I queried this,,my accountant said that SARS registered me as a provisional taxpayer, which I am not. I have a small private business in the health industry and the only other income I have is my son's maintenance from his father. How did this happen? And how can I deregister as provisional taxpayer?

Do independent contractors working for US company have to pay South African tax.

Posted 25 January 2016

Awesome website you have, I currently reside in Cape Town and I am a South African resident, I recently quit my South African job in July 2015. I started working for a US company as an independent contractor as of 1 September 2015 until present. I also freelance on the side for a South African business, I work about 6-8 hours a day for the US company and on average 6 hours a week for the South African based business. I would like to know, what are the tax implications in my case for South Africa...

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Currencies Trading Income - What Tax due

Posted 25 January 2016

If I trade forex currencies with a broker, for a income every month, what type of tax do I pay?

Do I need to register for provisional tax due to CGT

Posted 22 January 2016

If I have a R1 000 000 capital gain, do I need to register as a provisional taxpayer and pay the capital gains tax as provisional tax?

Ordinary taxpayer or provisional taxpayer?

Posted 22 January 2016

How do I know if I am required to be a provisional tax payer? Does it depend on your income level or is it whether you have other forms of income aside from your salary?

Work in SA for UK company.

Posted 21 January 2016

I'm a South African resident. I have a prospective job offer from a company in the UK. I will remain living in SA and work for them remotely. How does the tax work if I am to be paid in Pounds? Do I get taxed in the UK and in SA?

The offer on the table at the moment is between £30k - £38k PA.

Living Abroad - nil return

Posted 21 January 2016

I have been working abroad for 2/3years in April, and was unaware I had to submit a nil tax return to SARS. I logged on and received a notice dated (current date - day of login)
Could you please confirm, I am not a provisional tax payer - do I have to file a nil tax return if no income in RSA
Also, what are the penalties for a late submisison of tax return (zero to pay)
How long to I continue to submit nil tax returns, or can you de-register?

How will I benefit on tax as an Uber partner?

Posted 20 January 2016

Hi Tim I am a partner of Uber, ride sharing mobile app, owning my own car and working my own hours. Uber regard me as an independent contract driver. What would the tax implications be for me as an individual?

What will be the tax benefits as a company?

If registered as a (PTY) Ltd today, when does operations start

Posted 19 January 2016

Hi Tim. If I register as a (PTY) Ltd today, when do I have to start declaring everything to the receiver considering that i'm currently operating as a sole proprietor?

Travel

Posted 19 January 2016

If you are self employed and pay provisional, can we use the SARS tables or are we required to give actual costs.... I. E. Fuel repairs...,,
If we are required to give actual cost can we claim back finance repayments or the interest only, aswell as 20 % depreciation...

Salon tax

Posted 15 January 2016

I own a small salon. It's doing pretty well. It's been 6 months since it opened. It has its own business account. I have 3 employees, 1manager (7k) and 2 casuals (3k monthly). Problem is I don't knw where to start; how should I go about with SARS and my business, what should I bring? I contacted an audit company and they requsted 12 bank statements. I have 6months. is it early for my business to do SARS....? And my employee who earns 7k and me should I tax our salaries by where to pay?

Turnover tax

Posted 14 January 2016

My husband and I are architectural draughts persons, in a partnership and provisional taxpayers. Can we switch to turnover tax?
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