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I have a holiday home... what expenses can I claim? Can I for instance claim depreciation and finance charges? What is the TAX implications if I sell my holiday home, say after 10 years? If I took money from an existing bond and other financial investments, can I claim the finance cost and lost interest?
There are two ways to calculate travel allowance that is deductible. One is where you keep actual expenses and the other is where there is a table of fixed costs, maintenance etc depending on the value of the car. Which can maximise your refund? And can the capital value of the vehicle be deducted or considered besides for the purposes of determining running costs?
If you work 2 jobs - 1 part time with a salary (office job) and the other ad-hoc coaching of sports. Can you deduct travel expenses for the travel to and from the ad-hoc coaching? [I know you can't to and from the work place for the salaried job.]
And what other deductions can you make besides the medical tax credit?
When doing deductions from rental income, for tax purposes, please advise which of these are deductible: 1) Monthly service fee charged on the bond; 2) Special levies raised for: Water meters (each unit is to have its own water meter, as per municipality); carports (I doubt it, as this is of a capital nature, but please confirm); garden tools.
Our company has to make improvements to our offices that we lease. I know we should account for these as leasehold improvements and amortize it over the lease period, but will this amortization be a tax deductible expense? (will the accounting and tax treatment be the same?) The total improvement will be less than R7 000 can I rather treat this as a "small items" deduction?
I submitted my tax return, via eFiling, and made two corrections (Re-filed) the one was a medical expense correction where I was a few rand off, and the second was depreciation of an iPad for business use (Calculated for 50 percent business and 50 percent personal) - On the initial return I depreciated the full amount (R2033) and on the third correction on my return I depreciated over three years (R190)
I submitted documents for review and audit, and today I received a SARS letter request to submit documents review for the R2033 amount. For some reason SARS is not picking up my third e-filling correction....
I am an independent contractor code 3616. I use my vehicle for for business purposes and have an RA.
1) Must I have an RA to claim the max 15% RA deduction or can I claim irrespective having one or not ? 2) My vehicle is paid up, can I still claim the monthly ISA installment I used to pay ? 3) What are the entertainment expenses I can claim ?
I work as a salaried doctor in the state. I also however do some work in private so I need MPS. Can I deduct this and the laptop I bought to do this work? Unrelated, I pay R3200 per month for my domestic worker. Any possibility of a tax deduction on this?
Hey TimI am back and this year I have subscribed to your service so I'm looking forward to easy filing!I do have a couple of questions, keeping it high level, as I earn the majority of my income on commission and spend quite a lot of my own income in making that possible. I'll just dive right in:A.) Can I claim depreciation on my 1.) Car and 2.) Scooter - how do I calculate that and where do I put that on my return if I can?B.) Can I claim insurance expenses on 1.) My Home Office and 2...
I have done private consulting for the last 5 months of the 2013 tax year. I have not been formally employed for this period. What can I deduct against professional fees earned? Home office? All travel to and from clients using vehicle cost tables? Cell Phone (ratio business/personal call accepted or actual business calls only)? Other?