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I have a full time job, but do freelance on the side. I would like to submit for my job as well as my freelance, including the mac I bought, my Fiber line rental and anything I purchased to run my freelance job. Is this possible? Which option should I apply for?
I am full time employee and I have already submitted this current year's tax return. I am a freelancer in my spare time as I started doing online work and earning dollars. What is the tax implications and how do I go about it? Could I claim back on the use of my computer etc.?
I did my SARS eFilling tax return through TaxTim and I completed the Travel Expenses Section, 4015, as R72902. I am being audited and I am not quite sure anymore what that amount includes, they only thing I can think of to get to such a high figure would be my car payments per month? Please advise what deductions are allowed under this code and what proof I need to send SARS to support this?
Hi Tim, I am a small business owner, my company is registered, I have no other employees at the moment. Should I pay myself a salary so as to avoid withdrawing from the business account for personal use. Should I register for PAYE? Do I have to pay individuals tax too if I am registerd for PAYE? The business income is my only source of income?
Hi. I am in a bit of a panic. My personal tax return was selected for verification/audit. SARS requested that I provide documentation for my depreciation deduction. I've submitted what I have, but don't know whether the docs would be sufficient. What would the outcome be if the depreciation deduction is not deemed valid? Would they just disallow the deduction or am I going to get fined? Do I need professional assistance or should I just wait it out?
I am a full time employee, earning a salary every month. I recently started trading Forex and understand that the profits will be added onto my existing income for the year and taxed accordingly. I would like to know what kind of expenses can be deducted from tax that is paid on the profits for that year. Can I deduct my "office space", adsl / fibre internet (full monthly subscription), % of municipal bill, interest on bond, etc as all of these items are used to generate or assist in gen...
I have completed my income tax, and there is a refund owed to me. Will this be paid out if I have not done the assessments for the years 2011 and 2012. But I do not have any documentation from those years
i submitted my 2014/2015 Tax tax returns and included depreciation of my personal laptop I used for work from February 2014 to June 2015. My company did allow me to use my laptop. SARS wants proof of usage. (I said Work: 80%-Personal:20%) Not sure I even understood it correctly. What exactly should I provide to them?
I bought a new Personal Computer (Laptop) for both work and personal use in November 2014 as the 2nd hand ones were always breaking down or crashing. Also bought a new Photographic Camera in 2014 for both uses as well. I also invested in a new Cellular Phone last year as the one I had was 2nd hand and very unreliable. This I done just before embarking on an arduous film shoot in KZN where I would be very dependant on it for communication purposes as to the ever changing schedule. Long story short. . . I have never claimed for wear and tear and as I use it for work purposes too I would like to find out whether its possible as a tax deductible and how I should go about it...
I work for myself running a trading business. I purchase a cell phone for my business for 10k and a coffee machine for my office for 12k. Are these fully deductible in the current tax year they were purchased?
I will be claiming tax back on travel for business use for the first time. I have maintained a logbook since starting my new job in the middle of the current tax year 2015/16. Please advise what the "fixed cost" is, and how I can calculate what tax rebate I should expect to receive from SARS in July.
I am an independent contractor. I do not earn any salary. I currently have a vehicle on which I claim a travel deduction. My vehicle requires replacement. I would like to know if I can claim lease payments as a tax deductible expense should I lease a new car. I have not come across any prohibition on the SARS website. This surely is in the production of income as without a car I would not be able to carry out any work at all.
I am a Pilates instructor and earn a commission from the studios I work at and I do my own invoicing for clients I see outside of the studio. The later I am self employed as I understand it. I only started working in South Africa in Aug 2014. My 2015 tax return was done by an accountant. I understand that being self employed and a commission earner I can deduct expenses directly related to earning an income such as:
- Vehicle expenses - Phone expenses - Education and training...
If I have been declared insolvent, can I still make claims against the business use of a vehicle if not registered in my name? For example, I make use of a vehicle registered in someone else's name, but I still make the payments as I am the driver of the vehicle for business purposes. Also, what if exemption was granted and I kept my vehicle, will I then still be allowed to claim against the use of my vehicle used for business even if I am sequestrated?
Can I, as an independant contractor, pay my unemployed spouse a minimum wage salary and deduct this from my monthly taxable income? I do have a payrol service provider and get issued a payslip with my income, travel allowence, UIF, medical aid and Tax after the deductions from them on a monthly basis.
We got retrenched in Sept 2015 after not being paid two months salaries. Employer claimed liquidation, but no details up to now. We do not have IRP5 because the sub-contracted audit/payroll company has not been paid for such service, and they are refusing to provide us with IRP5 due to non-payment by the employer that retrenched us. How do we go about solving this problem? We need IRP5 for the 2015/2016 tax season submission.
Hi. I'd like to know how online generated income is taxed. I am a South African resident currently in the process of generating income in foreign currencies ( US dollar and the Euro). I do not want to break any tax laws, please assist me.