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How does a voice artist submit tax returns?

Posted 10 August 2016

I'm a voice artist and I was employed as a freelancer I need your help to file my tax return as I was paid by many different companies. Please can I get some help on how to get started?

Can I claim the medical aid contirbutions I paid on behalf of my ex husband?

Posted 10 August 2016

I have been paying medical aid for my ex husband, do I insert that as contributions made by myself, as I did not include this in my last submission?

When do I use code 3616 and 3601?

Posted 10 August 2016

We have a few sub-contracting individuals. Some of them provide ad hoc services to us when we call on them. They often work remotely or at a clients offices, they provide their own laptops, and they are specialists and generally get asked to fix a problem, and then they get on with it. Then there are others that are identical to the above, except they contract to us on a medium to long term, where their main income comes from us, as they work for us 5 days a week, for months or even years at a t...

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Can I deduct salaries paid to my helpers from my sole proprietor income?

Posted 8 August 2016

I am "unemployed" but make money with blogging. I have 5 bloggers/writers who help me but are not formally employed by me. I pay them every month. If I earned R150,000 and paid them all 40% of my earnings, would I then only be taxed on the remaining 60% I keep? Am I considered a sole proprietor and am I responsible for formally hiring them? The money I make is earned via an overseas source, not South African.

Can I claim if I only worked for 3 years?

Posted 8 August 2016

Hi,I've only been working for almost three years which means ill only be claiming for two years and I'm a contractor can I still claim

IRP5 Form for new tax year, can I claim back the tax I paid now already?

Posted 8 August 2016

I worked for a firm March to July 2016 as a temp and according to them I only need to submit my IRP5 Form next year 2017. They advised me that they will only process their IRP5's again next year 2017 and that the next tax season is 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 and I must submit in 2017. Is this correct. They took 25% tax off my salary as a temp for these 5 months and I need to claim these monies back.

Loss on rental property is SARS right in ring fencing it?

Posted 8 August 2016

We rent out our holiday home and make a loss as the maintenance and interest is always more than the rental received. SARS has now decided to ring fence this loss. Is this possible as going forward we may always run at a loss as our bond is high?

Do I still need to file an ITR12?

Posted 8 August 2016

As a provisional Taxpayer I have submitted Period 1 & 2 for IRP6 for 2016 but need to know if ITR12 should also be completed and also be submitted to SARS, please advise what this is for?

Would I be able to get my tax refund?

Posted 5 August 2016

Good day,I was employed for 3 years,and I was dismissed last year february. So would I be able to get my tax fund? And I was supposed to get 40 000 from pension fund but I got 33 000 so I would like to know if I would be able to get my refund?

What should I do if I want to change my banking details with SARS?

Posted 4 August 2016

How can I change my bank details online

Interest on Vat invoices

Posted 4 August 2016

Good Day, I want to send out a statement to a client. And I need to ad interest on the outstanding amount. Should I calculate the interest on the non-vat amount of the invoice, or should I charge interest on the full outstanding amount (That includes the VAT)?

What is the SARS source code for compulsory purchased annuity?

Posted 4 August 2016

I have purchased a compulsory guaranteed annuity from a life insurer with funds which were transferred from a living annuity with another life insurer. The living annuity was also due to a compulsory annuity purchase. The SARS source code being used for the monthly income from the compulsory guaranteed annuity is 3611. Is this correct as is this code not only applicable for the taxable interest from a voluntary annuity? If the source code is incorrect, what should it be?

How do I declare the income earned from a group savings?

Posted 2 August 2016

We have a group savings; we have received a tax certificate for it. How do we claim for it? As there are 3 signatories and in total there are 6 people contributing towards it?

What should I do with the IT3(a) and IT3(b) I received?

Posted 2 August 2016

I received it3a and b from GEPF what can I do with it?

I can't authorise tax tim

Posted 1 August 2016

I am registered as an organisation rather than a person (it seems) and I am unable to verify Tax Tim in the way you suggest as a result. Can you give me another way?

Can i split the amount on the medical tax certificate?

Posted 1 August 2016

My dad is retired, in November his medical aid stopped coming off his payslip, and he has to pay it out of his bank account. So my question is,On his IRP5 there is an amount under 4005 for medical aid deduction. But this is only till end October. So I want to know, do I put the rest of the medical aid amount that he paid out of his back account under 4040?

Can I get refunds on my bond repayments?

Posted 28 July 2016

Can I get refunds on my bond repayments?

Bond repayments on a rental property

Posted 28 July 2016

Rental income which I have declared. The bond repayments, is that part of expenses? What about the extra R1000 which I put towards the bond repayment? Where does this fall? I did not enter it at all. Please help

How do I get the base cost?

Posted 27 July 2016

I recieved a share scheme pay out. I do not have an ITc3? How would I go about completeing the capital gains portion of the document, as I do not have a base cost?

Is the interest from an inheritance in a foreign country subject to taxation in SA ?

Posted 27 July 2016

An inheritance is received by a South African resident following the death of a family member in the UK. The bulk of these funds remain in the recipient's bank account in the UK, with some funds being transferred from time to time, when needed. How is this situation viewed by SARS? Is it necessary to declare this foreign asset together with the annual interest, bearing in mind that the funds originated in the UK, and as a result of an inheritance

Do I pay tax on hospital plan payout after a hospital stay?

Posted 26 July 2016

Do I pay tax on hospital plan payout after stay in hospital?

Do I pay tax on the funeral plan payout?

Posted 26 July 2016

My wife passed away in the 2016 tax year. Do I have to declare the funeral plan payout as an income when submitting my taxes? Do I pay tax on the funeral plan payout?

Previous Tax Returns missed? What to do?

Posted 26 July 2016

How to do I submit previous tax returns that I missed (they required docs to be physically submitted). I want to get all my tax up to date so they can pay out what is due to me. Thank you

Notice from taxtim that my return is submitted

Posted 26 July 2016

How will I know that taxtim have submitted my tax return

Tax paid for small business owner, PAYE and or Individuals tax?

Posted 25 July 2016

Hi Tim, I am a small business owner, my company is registered, I have no other employees at the moment. Should I pay myself a salary so as to avoid withdrawing from the business account for personal use. Should I register for PAYE? Do I have to pay individuals tax too if I am registerd for PAYE? The business income is my only source of income?
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