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Tax on internship stipend



As an intern is my employer allowed to deduct tax from my stipend?

IRP6 completion



SARS says that my taxable income is an error, but I declared the income I earned for the year.They keep speaking about my previous year's income but I am no longer employed, how do I fix this?

Lump sum on IRP6



Am I supposed to include my pension lump sum on my IRP6?
Also, how should this income be reflected on the annual income tax return?

Return submission for tax year 2016



My company has a December year end. Do I submit my Dec 2016 financials for the 2016 or 2017 tax year?

Source code for renting out camera gear



Looking for the source code for a sole proprietor renting out camera gear, I am trying to apply for turnover tax and the form I'm filling in is asking for a source code?

No IRP6 forms or history on my SARS profile



TaxTim helped me fill in my provisional tax return last week but I am not able to actually put in my Provisional Tax information as SARS is not showing my IRP6 tax return for 201702, can you tell

Old returns outstanding



I have not submitted a tax return since 2007 as I was under the impression that someone else was doing it for me. How do I go about submitting tax returns from 2007 up to 2017 (10 or 11 years). Will you be able to do this for me?

When do I need to apply for a tax directive?



When do you need to apply for a tax directive? I have just been appointed as an estate agent and to date I have yet to receive my first income commission amount. Is it possible for me the apply for a tax directive already?

Tax implications on selling my second property?



What will my capital gains tax be if I received a payment of R680 000 upon selling my second property?

Rental income and fixed deposit



I have some rental income that I would like to invest monthly in my fixed deposit. Do I pay tax on the rental income and the interest yearly? I am a provincial tax payer which means I have to predict my income?

Late return



I misplaced my supporting documents for my 2016 tax return last year, I have since found it but I needed to know if I can still submit my tax form even now that it is late?

Refund or amount due to SARS



I have minus signs in front of my refund amount on my transcripts what does this mean?

Awaiting registration verification



I opened a SARS eFiling profile but are able to click on the returns option, do you know what I am doing wrong please?

Why does Tax Tim not ask me about Assets and Liabilities?



Why does Tax Tim not ask me about Assets and Liabilities if I am a sole trader?

Why did they double tax me?



I received an increase of 50% on my salary in January, but the tax on my salary seems to have more than doubled, can you tell me why this is?

Tax on rental accommodation for staff



If a farmer supplies residential accommodation to his workers and deduct from their wages an amount of compensation (rent) for the benefit, should he be taxed on the "rental income" he receives?

Can I submit a return?



do i qualify for tax refund as a contract administrator?

Travel Claim not allowed by SARS



Hi Tim, I received a travel allowance upfront however I do a lot of traveling between two offices and I claim back travel on a monthly basis capped at 1850kms though I travel in excess of 2000kms per month. I've filed my tax return showing both business travel and personal but now SARS says I owe them about R27000. How is that possible when I didn't claim for the excess travel I did, just the capped 1850km. I can follow through their calculation but do not understand why they didn't include busi...

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Business Asset



Can a business buy a car from a private person

When do the age related tax rebates kick in?



I turn 65 in August 2017. Do I get the 65 year old tax rebate in the tax year ending Feb 2018 or only in the next tax year?

Tax on pension (lump sum) payout



I want to resign from my current employer and need to know how much will I be taxed when I get my pension of R61000?

Tax on foreign inheritance.



I am to receive foreign inheritance. How much can I bring in? What taxes are applicable? Do I have to furnish proof of where the money comes from?

Negative refund amount on transcripts



My refund amount says negative 8602 what does this mean

Supporting documents error



If I attached the wrong documents to my return, can I still resubmit the correct documents to SARS?

Unsure about home office calculation



My home office is 3m by 4m. I am not sure how to calculate the rates and electricity for the office?
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