I earn a basic and commission, but my commission is less than 50% of my income for the year. I have claimed travel expenses as I use my own vehicle and pay my own petrol etc. I submitted a logbook, but they have disallowed the travel expenses as my commission is less than 50% of my total income. Is this correct? How else can I claim for my travel expenses? As it cost me R58 171. 00 for the year and I should be able to get something back surely?
If I have a cellphone contract as well as a contract to pay off a laptop of which both are used mainly for work purposes, I would say 80%. Can I claim Tax refunds on these "assets" and how would I go about calculating the cost of the asset based on the monthly contract price.
Hi Tim, I am a sole proprietor and have a question about deducting my vehicle and petrol for business use. Currently I am deducting 70% of my vehicles monthly installment as well as 70% of my fuel costs from my taxable profit. However I have not been keeping a log book, the 70% is an estimate which in my opinion is a bit lower than my actual business use. Almost all my mileage is for business use. Could I get in trouble for this? Do I need to keep a logbook? If ever asked by sars I could give a ...
Regarding the writing off of assets under R7,000 in value, you mention here[*] that the items must not be "connected" to one another or form part of a set. I purchased 6 items this year (CPU, SSD, Case, PSU, RAM, M/board) [in 2 transactions] in order to upgrade my PC (used for work purposes). Are these items "connected" to one another / do they form part of a set?
The total amount was about R7,671. 16 ?%u20AC%u201C which means that I can't write this off if they are considered to be part of a set. Are they? Or can I write off all 6 items, as each of them cost less than R7,000?...
I am a member of a CC which was used for transactions of another person. The tax returns have not been submitted and they refuse to provide the information to enable me to submit these returns. They even "hijacked" the CC's info on e-filling, so I am unable to get any information. What must I do now?
I'm a work at home struggling writer who doesn't get much work. I added up my bank statement for this year and I earned about R100k. I've been doing eFiling since it started but was told two years ago not to submit a tax return since I earned too little. R100k puts me into a tax bracket - do I go to my local SARS and fill in a form or do I do this online? BTW I bought a PC and Monitor, can I deduct that.
ITR14: Would small assets (below R7000) that were expensed during the year, be reflected as depreciation (under Expense Items and Adjustments: Added back) and under Adjustments: Allowable as Wear and Tear: s11(e) on the ITR14?
1. I am a salaried employee, I receive a travel allowance so I claim my business km's by using a logbook- but I would like to know whether I can also claim the depreciation on my vehicle even if I claim km's?
2. My wife was unemployed for 18 months, so I paid for her medical aid, she submitted a 0 return for herself, would just like to know whether I can claim the medical aid expenses on my tax return ( as I paid for it, but it is on her name). 3. I have a Samsung Tablet which I use 9...
I am a permanent salaried employee, I use my personal vehicle for business purposes, my company pays for my fuel, but I only recently started receiving a travel allowance, it has been worked into my current package so I don't get paid more it has just been incorporated into my salary package.
My question now is, will I be able to claim for the maintenance as per SARS calculation and my logbook? I have been using my vehicle since the start of the tax year, but as mentioned only starte...
I have been audited by SARS and they need a depreciation calculation for a low value assets (cell phone) that I used to conduct business for my employer. Please send me the calculation as I cannot retrieve it from my tax return that I did with you.
I have paid off/settled my car 4 years in advance that I use for business and private purposes. So far I've kept track of km for each and apply that percentage to my monthly installment as business expence. But how to go now about with the settled amount paid? What percentage must I use to allocate for tax purposes?
The question, I am employed by a company full time to which I fall in the 38% tax bracket and would like to figure a way out to pay less tax especially when I get paid commission over above my salary. My company is open to the idea that I open a 'consulting' company to which I then invoice my employer as if I am not employed by them.
Is this possible and what are the implications of this approach?
Can you claim expenses for clothes, shoes and hair styling if you are a self employed professional individual like an architect, lawyer or psychologist as an example, if you can argue that you need to wear professional clothes and look professional in carrying on your normal business?
I work as an independent contractor for a company based in San Francisco, USA from my home office in Cape Town. Each month I invoice them for the number of hours worked and they pay in USD and I handle the forex to convert that to Rands.
I have some expenses directly incurred in generating this income (telecoms costs, software licenses, computer equipment depreciation and a portion of my electricity and rent for the home office, etc). I don't have an IRP5 from them since I'm not an employee and they aren't a South African company...
I rendered services to a home schooling business by draw up exam papers for them and receives the money by electronic payment. No tax is deducted by them because I am not on their payroll. Can I deduct depreciation on my computer. Can I claim any other expenses like internet service, printing. Can I claim a home office?