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Freelancer and full time employee, how does my tax work?

Posted 27 September 2016

I am full time employee and I have already submitted this current year's tax return.
I am a freelancer in my spare time as I started doing online work and earning dollars.
What is the tax implications and how do I go about it? Could I claim back on the use of my computer etc.?

Can I claim my business travel expenses against source code 3703 if my km travelled exceeded 8000km?

Posted 27 September 2016

Can I still claim travel expenses as my employer pays for the km I drive with my personal vehicle, the Km exceeded 8000km but on my IRP5 it is under source code 3703? I also kept a logbook.

Ending date for tax submittance

Posted 27 September 2016

When is the closing date for the tax 2016 individual tax return submission?

I have medical expenses but no medical aid, can I claim?

Posted 24 September 2016

I don't have a medical aid can I still claim for medical expenses?

Is valuation costs of a building that was sold tax deductible?

Posted 23 September 2016

Is valuation costs on a factory that was sold tax deductible? Or should the fee paid form part of the base cost for CGT purposes?

Rental property allowable deductions

Posted 21 September 2016

I bought a property and am renting it out. I know I have to submit the rental income. Am I also able to submit the expenses (i.e. Transfer / legal cost to obtain the property) levies paid, rates and taxes and electricity for this property?

Travel Expenses Code 4015

Posted 20 September 2016

I did my SARS eFilling tax return through TaxTim and I completed the Travel Expenses Section, 4015, as R72902. I am being audited and I am not quite sure anymore what that amount includes, they only thing I can think of to get to such a high figure would be my car payments per month? Please advise what deductions are allowed under this code and what proof I need to send SARS to support this?

Will I be taxed on an international bank transfer?

Posted 18 September 2016

I need to make an international bank transfer into an overseas account one similar to PayPal.
The bank is however asking me for my tax number before proceeding, I understand one can take up to R1 million per annum offshore and therefore by asking for the tax number it falls under a purchase/discretionary allowance and not a gift because I am transferring to my own account similar to PayPal.
My question is will I be taxed on the purchase if I give my tax number? There is also an optio...

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What does code 3698 refer to?

Posted 18 September 2016

I have a code 3698 on my IRP5, must I complete this amount under 4006?

How do I submit my returns, TaxTim is asking me to pay again?

Posted 14 September 2016

I paid TaxTim earlier and received a payment confirmation, but whenever I try to complete my return I am requested to make a payment?

Can I claim for my business travel?

Posted 13 September 2016

I submitted my tax return and answered yes to having a logbook, I however cant locate it right now and was wondering if I can resubmit my return and just click the No option on the logbook question instead of yes?

At 82, are you still required to pay PAYE and UIF?

Posted 13 September 2016

If you are 82 years of age, do you still pay PAYE and UIF?

What happens if I use TaxTim already but want to make use of the free Sanlam Reality service?

Posted 1 September 2016

I have been using TaxTim for many years, and now I see that Sanlam Reality is offering TaxTim as a free benefit to its members. How can I start using TaxTim for free if I have already registered?

How do I get free assistance with my annual tax return via Sanlam Reality?

Posted 1 September 2016

I heard that Sanlam Reality offers the TaxTim service for helping me prepare my annual income tax return forms. Is that true and do I have to pay?

How do I earn Sanlam Reality loyalty points for using TaxTim?

Posted 1 September 2016

If I use TaxTim to do my tax return and I am a member of Sanlam Reality - can I earn loyalty points?

How do I earn tier points on Sanlam Reality?

Posted 1 September 2016

Is it possible to earn tier points on Sanlam Reality by using TaxTim to do my tax returns?

How can I get TaxTim for my entire family on Sanlam Reality?

Posted 1 September 2016

If I am a member of Sanlam Reality, is it possible to use TaxTim to do my family's tax returns too?

How do I get the TaxTim service for free on Sanlam Reality?

Posted 1 September 2016

Is it possible to get TaxTim for free by being a member of Sanlam Reality?

Do my employment income and freelancing income get taxed together?

Posted 30 August 2016

I would please like help in calculating my total tax for the year, as I am employed and also a freelancer. Do you just add both income together and then tax a personal income tax percentage for that bracket? Furthermore, I know my employer pay tax monthly but can I also pay tax monthly or should I just reserve the total tax for year-end when I file.

How do I get my tax file released from an accounting company so that I can do my own tax return?

Posted 25 August 2016

How do I go about getting my tax file released from an accounting company so that I can do my own tax return? The company uses the same password for all their clients so cannot give me the password.

Tax deduction for interest on personal debt?

Posted 18 August 2016

Is interest on debt (credit card, loan, etc. ) tax deductible?

Are monthly divorce payments subject to income tax in my hands?

Posted 18 August 2016

Following my Divorce my exhusband was ordered by the court to pay me a monthly maintenance fee going forward. Is this maintenance money taxable in my hands?

Code 3808, where can I complete i ton my tax return?

Posted 15 August 2016

I have an amount reflecting on my return under code 3808 which is employee debt but this relates to income protection, previously we would have captured this same amount under code 4018 which is income protection insurance contributions but now this isn't found anywhere, is there somewhere else I can enter this or what do I do with the figure under 3808?

No logbook but partial spreadsheet, will SARS accept this?

Posted 12 August 2016

I've lost my logbook but have compiled a spreadsheet containing most of the information and trips from memory and other sources. I have my km for the beginning and end of each month, but not for each trip separately. I need to submit my documents through to SARS for audit, but I'm not sure if this will be acceptable? Will they decline my travel claim?

Does SARS accept another person's banking details on my tax account?

Posted 12 August 2016

Is it possible to change my banking account details to my cousin's bank account details?
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