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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?

Can I change my declaration if I already submitted the return?



I forgot to include my home office rental space, can I resubmit my tax return and add this on eFiling?

Can I claim for medical aid if I didnt pay for it?



My son is on my ex husband's medical aid, can I claim the contributions on my return?

CGT and new retirement fund laws



Non of the tax calculators include Capital Gains tax
What is the impact of a Capital Gains Tax on the allowable RA deduction?

What does "accrual for tax purposes" mean?



What does "accrual for tax purposes" mean?

If my turnover drops below the 28% threshold, do I still have to pay tax at 28%?



As a small business, if my turnover is R14 million in year one and then drops to R12 million in year two, do I still have to pay tax at 28% per annum,even through the turnover has dropped below the threshold?

Does the 27.5% of income you can put into a pension fund only mean income you have earned as a wage?



I am self employed and only earn about R12000 per year. However I earn about R200000 per year in interest from savings accounts. Can I put 27.5% of my total income (Earnings and interest) into a pension fund per year or only 27.5% of the money I earn through working?

Home office and CGT



I work from home and would like to find out what will the cgt implication be when I sell my primary residence and is it worth it for me to continue to deduct my office space as an expense?

Turnover tax and provisional tax



If I am paying provisional tax, do I need to register for turnover tax too?

My salary differs every month



I work on a contract basis and even though I work the same amount of days my income always fluctuate.
My employer says it is because my hours are different each month, could this be the reason?

Does married in commuity of property mean a partnership?



We are married in community of property does this mean this is a partnership for CGT purposes?

Tax on rental income while being a student



I am a student earning rental income on my deceased parents property, am I supposed to declare this income to SARS and pay tax on it? The amount I earn is just over R25000 after deductions per month.

Tax on commission income



Am I supposed to pay tax on my commission if I don't earn a straight salary too?
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