I am a bookkeeper for 2 entities with the same directors, but different company and tax numbers. I invoice a fixed fee per month, but split it based on the pro-rate turnover per entity. I work form my study although I also do visit their office especially certain periods during the month - ie mid-month for invoicing and month end to balance the books. Question: Does this mean I am an Independent Contractor? Is this applicable for the 80/20 split as an independent contractor? Do they have to deduct tax from me on a monthly basis?...
Hi, I have a small website that generates some commission from clicks on advertisements. I get paid in USD and GBP. The money is wired from Germany directly to my personal bank account and converted into ZAR. I don't own a formal business and it is relatively small amounts that are transferred. I also have a property that generates rental income. How do I go about declaring the income properly on my tax returns?
I am a self employed design consultant. I purchased a laptop I use for work late 2012, and have been depreciating it for the last 2 tax years (2013, 2014). My office was recently broken into and the laptop was stolen. Am I able to still claim depreciation on it (2015), even though it is no longer in my possession? With the insurance payout I have replaced the equipment. Am I able to claim the full amount of the new equipment, or only the difference between payout and replacement cost?
I got penalties for 2007 when I submitted my tax return for 2015. The consultant did say that I must complete a form to lift penalty for they neglected to tell me when I was at the offices in 2011. The problem now is that I recieved a sms stating that I am audited for 2007.. If I cant get any original documentation, what can I do? I there any way to lift the audit because they neglected to tell me about 2007?
What supporting documentation does SARS usually look for when assessing if depreciation/wear and tear on your cell phone is an allowable deduction. Please note that my cellphone is paid via a monthly contract fee. These contracts usually don't stipulate the base price of the phone. Furthermore, what support do you need to give them for the allocation of business use versus private use. I have tried to search and ask what they need as they wanted to verify this deduction, however, I cannot seem t...
An IT3(b) form for interest from a bank, when added to the opening balance of a fixed deposit investment, does not agree with the closing balance due (I think) to the accrual provisions of Section 24J of the ITA. I have to "fudge" the entries I have made for interest received each month so that I can get the balances correct for SARS tax returns. Is there any way round this other than to make no bookkeeping entries until IT3(b) are issued after the end of the tax year. This is for a family trust...
I am an independent contractor and my earnings is below R200 000 per year. Over the past two years, I have managed to save and have invested R100 000 in listed shares and R50 000 in investment funds such as unit trusts. I am not sure whether I need to submit a tax return?
I submitted my tax and was told how much of a R,,,, amount I will be getting back(great news). However straight after I submitted I realized there is a stack of receipts at home for medical bills that I did not enter. Is it too late to correct the already submitted tax return?
How long will it take to get assessed and refunded( it will definitely be more than the R,,, amount they gave me today). How long do I have to make a correction if I can?
I have a rental property which I have been receiving income for in the last tax year. This is the first year that I have owned and rented the property. I also earn income from an employer but have paid PAYE on this income.
The tax return is easy enough without the rental income and expenses but I need help presenting the income and allowable expenses related to the rental income. Does your lite service include accounting for income and expenses for a rental property? I have all the i...
Hi! I would like to resign and will be withdrawing my pension as a lump sum. My contribution plus the companies plus interest, currently stands at around R190 000. I'd like to know, how long will this take to pay out (I'm resigning on August 20)?
In January my wife and I we relocated. We started renting out our house since beginning of Jan 2015. In my tax return, must I count the rental income only for January and February, and subtract cost ie monthly repayment on the home loan and agent commissions?
Do I need to declare lump sums that I received from an inheritance? The lump sums were from retirement annuities, a life policy and proceeds from a fixed property that was sold out of the estate. Thank you!
As far as I know, provisional tax payers should submit their tax returns end of January and companies end of February, of the following year of assessment. But when are trusts supposed to submit their tax returns if they are not registered provisional taxpayers?
The amount stated on my IRP5 for my Travel Allowance is wrong. My employer decreased my allowance without my knowledge and I've only picked up the error now. My employer says it's too late for them to correct it. I now can't claim the full amount of my travel expenses for the year.
Why can't my employer submit the correct figure to SARS and give me a new IRP5?
Hi Tax Tim. On 06/07/2015 I went to submit my tax returns as far back as 2007. I had been living abroad working intermittently on the odd year in SA. SARS were great, all tax returns were filed with no claims on any tax deductions so no supporting documents required. I have a tax return due to me however because the 2007 tax return was so far back its gone for processing and now is holding up my tax return from all the other years. The 2007 tax return is a very simple one, its pure Income tax, n...