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Do I enter the whole wear and tear value in my tax return or only the "official" part?

Posted 10 July 2015

When calculating the wear and tear on my car I take the original cash purchase price and divide that by 5. Do I then enter that value in my tax return (same as all other deductions) and SARS then automatically calculate the "official" part thereof from the kilometers I entered, or do I do the calculation myself and then enter the "official" part in the tax return?

Independent Contractor - Allowable Expenses

Posted 10 July 2015

Hi, I'm an independent contractor and my income is indicated under code 3616. I don't get any allowance, and my company pays income tax every month. What I want to know is can I claim, under the allowable expenses, for things such as vehicle depreciation/KMs traveled/vehicle service costs etc?

Almost all my work related travels are from home to the client site and back, which I have kept a log book for.

Can I claim for depreciation on my personal vehicle used for business puposes?

Posted 10 July 2015

Can I claim on my personal vehicle used for business? I receive no allowance, just re-imbursement for petrol claims and services. I have a logbook indicating business vs personal use.

Calculations of refund after submitting correction

Posted 9 July 2015

I completed my SARS tax return. My IT34 said I was being paid an amount back. I then realised I had made a R40 error on my tax return for my laptop depreciation. So I amended on my tax return and re-submitted. My calculation then said I was receiving about R4 less than before. Once submitted I received an IT34 stating I had to pay SARS R4. Which is the correct IT34 now? I can't possibly lose all the money I was getting back for changing an amount by R40? I was also requested to submit the laptop...

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Do I have to pay provisional tax for my company and myself?

Posted 8 July 2015

I have paid provisional tax for my small business and taken the profits after tax for personal use. Will I have to pay provisional tax as an individual for that income?

Can I claim VAT personally?

Posted 8 July 2015

I have a VAT number, so can I claim VAT on personal buying?

Wear and tear allowance on sars code 3713

Posted 8 July 2015

I received a laptop allowance on a monthly basis. Laptop belongs to me. This appears on my IRP5 under source code 3713. I received this over 3 years. Can I claim a wear and tear allowance against this income?

I'm confused if I should claim over 3 years or just a single year as I've read different responses online. Also what supporting docs would SARS require? Would the tax invoice of my laptop be sufficient? Thanks

Depreciation on passenger vehicle

Posted 7 July 2015

Good day,

I bought a 2002 model car which is still in good condition, in June of last year for a financed amount of R109,990. 00 This vehicle is used on a 50% work and 50% private basis. I do not receive a car allowance and this vehicle is paid out of my own pocket. Is it possible to claim depreciation/wear and tear on this vehicle from SARS?

Letter from SARS about source code 4027

Posted 7 July 2015

I received an ITA34 and a letter from SARS. It asks me for relevant material for source code 4027. Must I get a letter from my employer confirming that I use my laptop for work an must my IRP5 be changed?

Can I claim purchase of vehicle as a expense (commission based)

Posted 6 July 2015

I am completely commission based. I recently purchased a vehicle cash. Can I claim it as expense incurred in the production of income? Or do I add it as Travel expenses (commission income)?

Two different IT34's

Posted 6 July 2015

Good Day. I submitted my tax return on e-filing. I got an It34 stating an amount to be paid back to me. I then realised that their was a R4 difference on my laptop depreciation. I corrected it and resubmitted my Tax return (as they requested laptop invoice and figures need to match) I did the calculation and it showed about R4 less that I would be receiving back. But I then received another IT34 stating that I owed SARS R4. Which IT34 is correct? I changed an amount by R4 I can't possibly lo...

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Employed Commission Earner and Investor - Where do I stand?

Posted 5 July 2015

Hello

I am hoping you can help. A few things:

My retirement annuity reflects as code 3697 on my payslip. Is this normal, does it count the same as 4002?

I receive a car allowance, but my vehicle installments, insurance and petrol costs me more, is there a smarter way of doing this?

More than 50% of my salary was commission from a single employer this year. Can I still claim fuel,l insurance and depreciation although I have a car allowance? What other expenses can I legitimately claim (i.e entertainment, networking meetings etc. ) Can I claim for expenses my company have re-imbursed me for?...

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Business traveling expense

Posted 4 July 2015

Claiming business travel for commission earners using their own vehicle.

How to claim for Vehicle Expenses as an Estate Agent

Posted 4 July 2015

I am an estate agent where I sell property and I am purely on commission only. No basic salary. I do know that I can claim for my petrol for business purposes. And I am also aware that I need to have a logbook for proof of mileage. However, on my IRP5 I cannot seem to enter the Petrol, Wear and Tear, Oil, Maintanance and Repairs, Insurance etc etc. Please help me as to how I can include that in my ITR12 form.

Non-commission, no car allowance. Can I claim travel expense?

Posted 3 July 2015

I'm not on commission and don't get a car allowance. But have done 17,000km in my car for business. Can this be claimed? Or can the 4015 code only be used for commission earners? What should I do?

Interest deduction?

Posted 29 June 2015

I run a part time business from home that earns me commission and a car allowance. The expenses I occur monthly is home based eh. Telephone. Internet etc. I currently have a personal bond on my house. Can I claim the interest portion of the bond as a deduction as I use my home to earn commission? Thanks.

Wear and Tear deduction

Posted 29 June 2015

If I don't get a car allowance and the work refunds my petrol when I drive to clients, can I claim wear and tear on my personal vehicle. Where do you fill this in on eFiling?

Can I claim tax on Co vehicle and fuel where I do not have a travel allowance?

Posted 23 June 2015

Hi TaxTim, I work as a vehicle sales executive, which means I have a company vehicle which I use for both business and personal use. I did keep a log book. On my payslip it is reflected under "taxable perks". "I also paid Vat on Co car" which is showed on my payslip under deductions. I also had a fuel allowance but that is not reflected on my payslip because the company I worked for owns a fuel station and we had "fuel tags". The vehicle was not maintained by me, but I just want to find out if I...

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Commission Earner - what can I claim for tax purposes?

Posted 23 June 2015

I am a commission earner and familiar with submitting returns for petrol expenditure, medical aid and RA contributions. The only other expense that I have not claimed for is the use of my cell phone, which is used in majority for work purposes. The question is how do I prove, if audited, the allocation of phone calls that have been used for work purposes; or do I just apportion my monthly subscription fee, say R2000. 00 x0. 50 = R1,000. I just don't want to find myself in the predicament were I ...

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Can I claim for my financing costs (interest on my car finance) and depreciation on my vehicle?

Posted 23 June 2015

I receive a car allowance and can claim for official kilometers traveled with my private car. Can I claim for my financing costs (interest on my car finance) and depreciation on my vehicle?

Wear and Tear Tax deduction on personal/work Laptop

Posted 23 June 2015

I am a full time employed software engineer. I am looking at buying an Apple MacBook Pro Retina priced at R28000, from FNB for R1200 per month over 24 months. This purchase is in part for my work and in part for personal work. How do I determine if I qualify for the "Wear and Tear" tax deduction and for how much I will I qualify? Do I submit this with my annual personal tax?

From www. Taxim. Com [https://www. Taxtim. Com/za/help/definition/wear-and-tear] I calculated:
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Wear and tear possible on signage/advertising on my delivery truck

Posted 23 June 2015

If I capitalised signage/advertising onto one of my delivery trucks, would I be able to claim a wear and tear deduction for this?

Can you claim for use of your private vehicle for work without a travel allowance or car allowance?

Posted 23 June 2015

Can you claim for vehicle usage if you used your private car for work and got a detailed logbook for it but did not receive any travel allowance or car allowance?

IT3a flag stated, but I have my own business (consultant) - how to proceed with TaxTim questions?

Posted 17 April 2015

I am a sole practicioner (legal consulting), i. e. my own business, own expenses (work office and home office). I don't have an IRP5 or IT3a therefore. But I keep having the following queries from TaxTim after I've filled in all the questions: "You can't depreciate personal items if your IRP5/IT3a Income section isn't filled in. Fix it" "You can't claim home office expenses if your IRP5/IT3a Income section isn't filled in. Fix it" "You can't deduct other expenses related to income if your IRP5 ...

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Wear & Tear: what % can I claim on my computer/mobile/garmin/camera, etc, which I use in my work?

Posted 6 March 2015

I would like to know what percentage I can claim for wear & tear on tools of my trade, per year? I am an environmental consultant and need to take not only my pc and mobile into the field but also binoculars, camera, anemometer, garmin gps, etc. . .
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