I am living overseas for the past ten years and have visited South Africa occasionally for not more that 3 weeks per annum. I earn interest (R24500); dividends from private companies (R65000); retirement annuity income (R17500) amounting to approximately R110K per annum. I am paying taxes as a resident. What will my taxes be like if I were to be taxed as a non resident. Will I still be entitled to the rebates. I am 62 years old and am married in community of property. I will appreciate a hypot...
How/where exactly does one get the IT3b and/or IT3c forms from and how do I know if I qualify for/need them? I have some minor money market investments, but am not sure if the interest earned on those is taxable as it is so little, so I'm not sure whether I need to submit these forms in the first place.
Do I need to manually request these from my bank/financial institutions or should they be sending them to me automatically?
Dear Tim, Me and my wife have been developping few software packages for years. Now we have a client that wants to purchase them. 1. Is the sale of the software and/or IPR and/or a patent considered a capital gain? 2. Is it is a capital gane, can we sale those in our private capacity? 3. How if this taxed in case that we receive 200k per person each year for a period of 5 years?
Hi, In the current tax year I sold shares in my 3 year old business to my other shareholder. The shareholder transferred the agreed amount via an attorney (they subtracted their fees related to this transaction) to my account. The nett amount was in the low millions and I expect the full amount to be subject to CGT.
What kind of documentation do I have to provide SARS with and what kind of documentation should I keep should I ever be audited by SARS? Which amount do I record in my return?...
I'm an academic and also do some mathematical consulting, so I work partly in my study at home. Firstly, am I entitled to deduct a fraction of my household expenses, and if so, is it equal to the percentage x of floor space taken up by my study? But then does this affect how much capital gains tax I'll pay on my flat when I sell it? Is it then is x% of my flat not entitled to a capital gains tax threshold?
Hi, just want to know I was given a painting as a gift by my grandmother years ago and now want to sell it on an auction in London, the proceeds will be deposited into my bank account after vat and costs (handled by a professional auctioneer company in south africa). I want to know how do I handle the tax situation.
I have finished my claim, I noticed a place on the form to enter the interest I paid to the bank for the finance. Is there no way to claim for the actual money I paid for the flat each month compared to what I earned each month in rent?
We are planning to move into another house and have not decided what to do with our current primary residence. If we move out, for how long is it still considered a primary residence, as it will take time to sell it? Also, what is the tax we would pay on any sale profits if sold as a primary residence or as capital gains? Am married in community of property.
One of the questions most asked when it comes to tax season, is “what happens now that I’ve submitted my income tax return, when do I get my refund?”’
If you’re due a tax refund then you will probably get the money deposited into your account within a few days. SARS will also email or SMS you telling you that an IT34 (Summary of your return and refund) and ITSA (Income Tax Statement of Account) have been issued. They will detail your tax refund (tax back) if any. So look forward to that deposit into your account. ...
A burning question people often ask tax professionals is whether or not they are a tax resident in a certain country. The question is important because it distinguishes between tax residents and tax non-residents – both paying tax in South Africa.
Tax non-residents are people who do not ordinarily reside in South Africa but do business here and thus pay tax to the SA government ONLY on what they earned from South African sources.
So as we are getting closer to Provisional Tax Season the question on taxpayer’s minds is, do I qualify as a provisional taxpayer? The Income Tax Act sets out specifics as to who qualifies and who doesn’t.
If you are a salaried employee then your employer will deduct a monthly amount and pay it over to SARS on your behalf. You will only have to file one tax return at the end of tax season.
Otherwise you may qualify as a provisional taxpayer and will have to submit a return twice a year...