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Selling software and rights taxation

Posted 24 May 2015

I have been developing and maintaining various software throughout the past 4-5 years, I earn a income on the sale of 1 year licenses of these software and declare it as part of my normal monthly income and pay normal income tax on this. I have however been approached by a company wanting to buy the software and all the rights to it from me, how will taxation work on this? I am already being taxed to oblivion and beyond on the sales as I declare it as part of my normal income, would hate to have...

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Capital gains tax on sale of house?

Posted 24 May 2015

I bought a house in November 1999 for R275,000. It was my primary residence up to November 2014, since then I rented it out. If I sell it now for R1,000,000 what will the basic cost be? And the capital gains tax?

Refund on building costs as a non resident South African Citizen?

Posted 17 May 2015

I am a non resident South African citizen working and living abroad in Saudi Arabia for just over 6 years. I visit South Africa at least 3 times a year for periods of either two to three weeks at a time. Last year these visits where in April then May then July. My question really relates to my current property in South Africa. I am renting the properties out however and have had various renovations done. I would like to ask as a non resident can I claim back the VAT on this for example I had gat...

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PROPERTY OWNED BY A CC - WHAT IS BEST, SELL THE CC OR THE PROPERTY

Posted 21 April 2015

What is best from a tax point of view when selling property (vacant land selling price R1. 5m) owned by a CC: 1. Sell the property out of the CC, or 2. Sell the members' interest

Submission Date for ITR12 to SARS?

Posted 6 April 2015

I started working for a employer last year (October 2014) and only became full employed on Jan 2015. When would my tax submission be? On being fully employed I gained medical aid and pension fund.

Informing SARS of Inheritance or donations received from overseas?

Posted 6 April 2015

I am a SA tax resident. What is the process regarding informing SARS if I receive inheritance or a donation from an offshore relative into my offshore account? Also do I need to pay any tax other than CGT going forward?

Am I correct in what I propose doing?

Posted 2 March 2015

I have dual citizenship. I have resided in the UK for the last 5 years with my children. Income from living annuity is being limited to 3%. I plan to sell my shares over 8 years and remit the proceeds together with the annuity to cover my living expenses and then increase my annuity to cover future shortfalls on my living expenses. I am 75 years old. My intention is to keep my taxable income below the tax threshold. I pay 15% WHT on dividends. I earn no income from any other source in South Afr...

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Important tax enquiry?

Posted 23 February 2015

I bought land and built a rental house. I have upfront fees which appear on the pro Forma account of the transferring lawyers. Such expenses are :

Registration fee. 6 months Municipal Rates upfront. Rates clearance certificate fee. Transfer duty. Deeds office registration fee. FICA verification. Lodging agents fee and postage. Sundry expenses (phone calls, postage, file storage fee, printing, photocopying, emails and faxes). Fee for consent to transfer from HOA. Paid management for HOA consent and levy figures...

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What are the tax implications of transferring shares without selling them?

Posted 23 February 2015

If one were to transfer shares in a listed company from person (a) to person (b) without selling them is the only tax implication the STT (securities transfer tax) of 0. 25% of the value? Does person (a) have any other tax implications? and when person (b) sells the shares what would the base cost be? (the same as person a's cost or 0 as person (b) did not pay for the shares)

Can we deduct loan payments ans taxi fare expenses?

Posted 16 February 2015

Hi TimI would like to know if a private company can deduct a loan repayment which was utilized in the production of income, the proceeds received and receivable, of which have been included in gross income. Furthermore, can the company also deduct other miscellaneous expenses such as taxi fare and so on. Thank you.

Do I pay tax on my buy to let property inspite of being a tenant in someone else's property?

Posted 11 February 2015

I own a property that I rent out but I am also a tenant to someone in someone else's property. Once the buy to let property is paid off, am I still obligated to pay tax on the property I own or is this considered a primary residence?

When primary residence becomes secondary residence, what happens to capital gains tax?

Posted 2 February 2015

I bought my flat 7 years ago for R1 million, and it's probably worth R2. 5 million now. It's been my primary residence up till now, so I know I won't pay capital gains tax on it if I sell it right now. But what happens if I instead buy a new house to live in, and keep my flat to rent out (so it becomes my secondary residence)? Say I sell the flat in 3 years for R3. 5 million. Would the capital gains tax be calculated by subtracting R1 million from R3. 5 million to get R2. 5 milli...

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How to calc and when to pay CGT on a once off payment?

Posted 28 January 2015

received a once off payment in June 2014 from a trust and my company asked Phillipp Haut for an opinion on how it should be taxed. His response was
What is certain though, are the following:
1. The beneficiary must disclose the capital gain in his or her tax return. 2. This involves showing the relevant portion of the trust?%u20AC%u2122s proceeds and base cost of the shares. 3. No employees?%u20AC%u2122 tax needs to be withheld. 4. The capital gain must be taken into account in the employee?%u20AC%u2122s second provisional tax return for the year in which the gain is distributed to him or her. My questions are:...

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Source code 3022 - PROFIT FROM TRADING ACTIVITIES (TAXABLE) not on eFiling

Posted 28 January 2015

I am trying to declare the profit on the trading of shares (non-Capital gains) in e-filing but the required source code (3022 PROFIT FROM TRADING ACTIVITIES (TAXABLE)) is not available on the pop-up list and I cannot force any other source code than those on the system. What do I do now?

What declaration must a partner in an investment partnership include within his/her tax returns?

Posted 25 January 2015

A number of individuals contribute monthly towards a partnership whose sole business is investing in the stock market. This results in capital gains and interest being earned on an annual basis. The administrator of the partnership issues an annual statement which reflects the % holding, interest and capital gains/losses which were derived during the relevant tax period. This annual statement is issued by the administrator for purpose of the individual partner's tax declaration in respect of the...

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What is the rate of tax for the sale intellectual property to a foreign company?

Posted 16 January 2015

What is the rate of tax for the sale intellectual property to a foreign company?

Provisional Taxpayer or not?

Posted 29 December 2014

Im currently working for a employer whom pays my salary monthly along with benefits such as Vehicle, Cell Phone, Medical and UIF/Pension. I'm also a partner in a small business that doesn't return large amounts, largest would be R60 000.00 per annual however would be paid out as a salary and also taxed. Would I therefore fall under a provisional tax payer or normal? Noting again that the income gained from the business is paid as a salary over the year and has its own taxes on it.

Tax on Interest only income?

Posted 19 December 2014

I'd like to know how tax works based on this assumption:
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I have only one income and it's purely from interest earned off of investments (simple investments that give a fixed rate monthly so nothing funny about offshore, shares, etc.)
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My guess is that it's the equivalent of earning a salary (i.e. if you earned R3500 in interest monthly that you'd look up the tax rate in the current tax booklet and therefor have to pay nothing as tax appears to only be required when earning more than R5891 monthly)...

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Pro rate exemption on primary residence?

Posted 18 December 2014

Would I qualify for pro rata primary residence exemption if I let my house for 7 years while out the country. The property was purchased in July 2001 as my primary residence then rented out from June 2006 to date of sale March 2013. I have not lived in the house since May 2006.

Entered profit made but only half of 33% pulls through as deemed income on eFiling?

Posted 19 November 2014

I saw reply re base costs and proceeds but if I enter this on eFiling and ask for calc, my deemed/additional income is only 16% of profit made, I thought 33% will pull through?

Omitted to declare something on my return to SARS, now what?

Posted 19 November 2014

My husband's tax consultants are busy completing his 2013 return. He was giving details about the sale of our old citi Golf for which we got R18 000. I suddenly remembered that that car is actually in my name not his. I've already been assessed for my 2014 return with no questions asked. I didn't have to pay anything nor get any refund. (Even if I had added this amount to my Capital Gains from an investment I have, it would still be way below requiring me to pay any tax on it. What should ...

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Trade my car in and receveid the difference of settlement amount. Must it be declared under what

Posted 18 November 2014

I bought a new car for private use only. The old car was trade in. The new car was bought on credit without a deposit and the garage paid out the difference between settlement of the old car. Must I declare that money and under what must it b declare.

Tax on shares for capital purposes?

Posted 18 November 2014

If one has a share account with a stockbroker and had made share sales in the year, how does one include this on their tax return? Do you log each stock capital gain separately or do you log a single number for all your different shares together?

Capital Gain Tax for Private Vehicles Used for Business?

Posted 18 November 2014

I have a private vehicle which I use for business purposes.
I receive a travel allowance and also claim deductions on my return, based on the business mileage I do on the vehicle.

If I sell this vehicle, would I calculate capital gain/loss on the sale of the asset to input in my tax return?

How is the income from my discretionary savings taxed, in retirement, e.g. I invest the discretionar

Posted 18 November 2014

I am about to retire at age 60 years, with two main streams of income, i.e. proceeds from Provident Fund and retirement annuities which I plan on putting in a Living Annuity and discretionary(after tax) saving proceeds. I understand the income from the living annuity will be taxed at PAYE rates. How is the income from my discretionary savings taxed, in retirement, e.g. I invest the discretionary savings in unit trusts and take an annual income from that which I place in my Money Market account t...

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