1. Eyeglasses (frames & lenses) and the preceding eye test at Spec-Savers.-- If so, would this fall under "impairment" or general medical expenditure?-- If you then purchase new frames & lenses, is it again tax-deductible?2. "Cosmetic" surgery (the removal of moles, to be more specific).
I am in a pretty unique situation. I am 21 years old, I study through UNISA and have 2 real jobs during the week- both aupair positions.
I earn R3 000 from one and R6 500 from the other, I also get an additional R1 000 from my parents. My employer from the R6 500 job,has indicted that she has already registered me for PAYE, but doesn't deduct it from my salary as I fall below threshold.
Is there any other tax I should be registered for? if so, what tax and how do I go about...
My tax consultant only now told me as a provisional taxpayer I should have done a return for 2012/2013 tax year in August and a second one in February. It is now late January - so do I send in two returns or just one?
My previous employer said that I do not earn enough to pay tax, I have just recently found out that even if you do not pay tax there are some administration fees that have to be paid in. I never knew this so will there be any penalties that I have to pay and will I get into any trouble with SARS for not paying the administration fees.
My previous employer said that I did not earn enough to register for tax, but there were some forms that I filled in from SARS so I just need to find out if I am registered or not. My current employer want's my Tax no.
According to SARS I have penalties of R22 250. I only discovered this recently after becoming more educated about the whole tax thing and investigated my own SARS status etc. Naturally I had to update my details and they now know where I work. 3 weeks ago, my employer received a letter saying something about appointment of agency and that she had to pay R1 500 per month over to SARS, in order to pay the penalties. Around the same time I went to SARS offices to log a dispute re the penalties and...
I'm a freelance writer earning very little, in fact I might just be over the tax threshold of R58k in the coming year. Do I have to register as a provisional taxpayer and do I have to pay 18% up front for the next tax year? (I've done 2011-2012, I was below the R58k)
I never submitted my tax return for 2007-2008. At that time, I was earning R69000 per annum. Also the tax return was done manually and unfortunately I can't find any copy. Now in 2012, SARS wants me to pay R8000 penalty.
My questions are:
1: was I qualified to pay my tax return? 2: What must do to dispute this penalty as I am not earning much currently?
Thanks in advance for your advice. Ps: I am a permanent resident(SA).
I had to get two hearing aids but the medical aid only paid for one. I was told that I can claim the cost for the other one from tax but if I use the e-filing calculator it seems as if I will only get R5000 back of the R15000 I paid. Is that possible or how do I claim the full amount?
I started a small online business at the age of 15 and I make some money from it. It's sort of like an on-off thing because I have school as well to worry about. What I mean is we'll get a new client like once every 2 months and get paid then only. Our overall turnover is not more than R50000. What I'd like to know is do I need to pay tax on this income or am I too young to? Also are people below 18 years of age allowed to run small businesses? I'm a sole trader, not a compan...
I hope you can help me - my question is two-fold. My wife was working for the 2011/2012 tax period earning R3000-R4500 (as a salary). Do we need to submit a tax return for her? Since June this year she has started her own photography business from home (her only income) - we keep track of all expenses etc. Does she pay tax on the income or on the profit she makes? Does she need to register as a provisional taxpayer (the company is not registered & she trades under her own name)? If so is it ...
She has not submitted a tax form because of her salary. She is retiring at the end of December and we have been told that she will not be entitled to her pension if she does not submit her tax. Please could you help answer our question?
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 Tax Tim, thank you for a very informative website, I've learnt a lot!
My question is this: which option is more tax beneficial?
My situation: My wife and I are both principle members of the same medical aid, with a baby on the way. My understanding of the new tax credit rules for 2013 would imply that it doesn't really matter how we as a family structure our medical aid. Be it as 1 principle member and 2 dependents, or 2 principle members and 1 dependent. Is this correct? The new rules disregard the fact that I am in a higher tax bracket as well...
I am a South African citizen residing in South Africa and work from home on the Internet. My company is registered offshore in the Seychells and have an offshore bank account in Mauritius. I have no clients in South Africa or Africa, but work with clients in other countries and have mandates with companies in the USA, Moscow and Hong Kong. I stand a good chance to earn a substantial commission which will be paid into my offshore account. Can I opt to pay taxes in Mauritius as i also want to...