I'm currently completing my tax return using TaxTim.
I am unsure as to whether I need to record capital gains for unit trusts (SARS code 4250) or local dividends. I couldn't find a place to record amounts associated with these codes when working through the TaxTim wizard.
My mother is 74 years and does not work nor contribute to an annuity. She receives interest at Investec, Finbond, Absa Moneymarket and Satrix. She received only IT3b and 3c's. No IRP5 or IT3a. Father passed away January 2014 and she only received pension since March 2014. Incurred medical expenses. Where do I ad the IT3b and 3c information on ITR12?
I use my home as a home office and to this end, claim office expenses (15% of household expenses such as levies, electricity, insurance etc). I did some major renovations during the last tax year, can I claim a portion (15%) of these renovation costs as a maintenance cost?
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?
I am a South African resident. I am a full time forex trader (almost a year now). I trade via a broker overseas, I deposit funds into my trading account via their bank accounts here in South Africa. I would like to know if my profits from trading forex are taxed, how do I declare this and what forms should I fill from sars. Also, what can I expect in terms of what percentage of tax I will pay.
I have been given the advice that I would automatically be considered a non-resident if I spend more than 183 days and more than 60 consecutive days outside of South Africa by SARS and would therefore have my tax status changed to non-resident. SARS would then deem my assets as sold (even though I have not actually disposed of them) and I would be liable to pay CGT.
As a pensioner I have sold 2 flats that were getting too difficult to manage long distance. I have re-invested the proceeds in ETFs. Both these instruments were/are meant to be sources of retirement income. Do I have to pay CGT or can it be deferred until I draw from my ETFs?
I was wondering, I've been a student for the last 2 years in the U.K and worked during the third earning less than about 170,000 rand. Whilst I was studying I visited South Africa for about 2 weeks to sell some land at a loss, would I need to do a return this year as I was principally overseas? I have never worked in South Africa prior.
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.
I think SARS owes me a refund because my ITA34 reflected a negative number and said "refund due to you". Anyway they are now giving me grief, disputing my refund and demanding I respond in 21 days by sending me a "Final Request to Revise Income Tax Return or Submit Relevant Material". However in this document they say: "In the event that you couldn't find an error, you also had the option of submitting to SARS copies of the following material in support of the declarations made in your income tax return:" This is followed by an empty document list. ...
I bought a plot 20 years ago with the intention to build a house. Due to financial constraints I did not build nor purchase any other property. I have now sold the plot and purchased a house in much cheaper area
I have just found a flat that I would like to buy (I already own one flat).
I was wondering how SARS determines what your primary residence is if you have two properties? Apparently if you sell your primary residence, you have a capital gains break of R1mil, but what's to stop you moving into your second property just before selling and claiming that it is your primary residence?
I have learned that I need to take tax into account with every decision!
If I inherited a holiday from my uncle who passed away in 2013, and I am selling the home in 2014, what will my personal tax implications be? The value of the home at date of inheritance was R820,000 and the selling price of the home will be R1,100,000.
I left South Africa in 2006 to work overseas and visited the SARS prior to leaving the country. I was told I do not need to do anything further regarding tax. I returned for a holiday in 2008 and also bought a property in 2008. I was also told that any earnings I transfer to my South African bank account will only be taxed if I earn interest of 100 000 rand per year. I want to know if I own property am a tax resident? do I need to pay tax? the property I purchased is not rented.
Occasionally I rent out the spare bedroom in my primary residence. I'm not running a guesthouse - it's just a way of making a tiny bit of extra income and meeting some interesting people. I don't often have people staying - maybe for a total of 30 days out of the year. Do I need to declare this as "rental income"? If so, 1. What expenses can I claim against this income? 2. Where do I put it on my return? I'm already using the section "Local business, trade and professional income" for ...
Over a period of several years I was given about 25000 of my company's shares as performance awards and options. Usually I had to wait 3 years before I could take delivery of them but when I retired in 2012 the last of them became available to me immediately and I took delivery by the end of May 2012, planning to keep them indefinitely for their dividend income. In December 2012 I was worried about the US fiscal cliff situation and decided to sell them and have since kept the proceeds in a Money...
I have a stock market share portfolio. I have received a summary of capital gain for the 2013 tax year. Do I declare this gain even though the gain is still in my portfolio & not in my pocket? The amount is not shown on the IT3b as is the interest & dividends. Older posts →← Newer posts345678910111213141516