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Tax on conditional sign on bonus



If I was given a sign on bonus and it was taxed. Condition on the bonus is to stay employed for 3 years. I received the bonus after tax. If I leave in under 3 years how do I reclaim the tax or is it a loss.

Tax for temporary employees



I am a temporary employee with three months contract in a municipality. I earn R37. 50 per hour and get paid on monthly basis. Last month my employer taxed me 18% on my salary. I worked for 160 hours. Is this the right percentage they used? please advise me on the applicable tax law for temporary employees.

Capital Gains Tax calculation



I recently sold my home in South Africa at R6,500,000 (5 April 2016). I purchased this property in 2006 at R3,500,000. When would I need to submit this to get CGT assessed. In addition to the R2,000,000 primary residence exclusion, what is the 2016 annual exclusion? Is there a SARS CGT call number?

Capital Gains Tax - costs of selling primary home.



When selling one's primary residence, am I correct to assume that closing out of the bond is included in costs of selling the asset when it comes to CGT payments? Does this fall under costs of selling the asset?

When to Expect SARS Refund



I submitted my 2011 & 2012 IRP5s yesterday and received a message that I'm owed a refund from SARS. Any idea of when I can expect this refund?

Thanks for the help!

Sole trader tax information



How do I find out what receipts I should keep now that I want to operate as a sole trader and what should be declared as is tax deductible?

Travel claim against commission income /vehicle claims



Can you claim depreciation as well as finance charges on a travel claim against commission income?

Tax when working for different employers / independent contractor



I am about to start 2 different half day jobs. In the morning I work for an organisation and in the afternoon I work for an individual. Should I expect the individual I work for to deduct PAYE or should I put it the PAYE amount away and pay it as personal income tax?

How do I claim Withholding Tax back?



Hi, we get charged withholding tax from Botswana. We have the withholding tax certificates issued from BURS Botswana Unified Revenue Service, but how or where do we claim this back on our IRP6 form.

How to submit an oustanding return when you don't have an IRP5 and cannot find the employer?



What do you do if you have an outstanding SARS tax return for 2011 if you do not have an IRP5 for that tax year since the company you were working for cannot be found/traced? I was working on a contract basis and do not recall ever receiving an IRP5 for that year. I have submitted tax returns before and was never made aware of any outstanding tax returns. Only now that SARS needs to pay me money back do they mention that there is an outstanding tax return for 2011. How does there system work? I ...

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Must commission earners register for provisional tax?



Hi Tim,
I earn a basic salary and a commission. The total commission earned is more than 50% of my total earnings. Do I need to register for provisional tax?

Employee tax - earning R 6773.76 per month



I have recently employed 8 people, who each earn R5376 basic salary R 1397. 76 overtime allowance per month. When I enter these figures on the payroll system that I'm using, tax is calculated at R 94. 28.... I'm confused - Is this correct? I thought only people earning above R120 000 pa pay tax?

Submission of late Provisional Tax returns



I received rental income in 2016 tax year, but didn't pay provisional tax. On my ITA34 I am not registered for Provisional tax, but on my SOA, requested one day later, it states that I am registered for Provisional Tax. What are my options now in order to pay the minimal penalties/interest? Do I rather not submit the late IPR6 tax returns and only specify the rental income when I submit my next Income Tax Return?
Also, how does the fact that I am married in community of property influence ...

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SARS mistake or are refunds done per assessment



I was audited and asked to submit supporting docs for logbooks, vehicle ownership/invoices and medical expenses. My assessment was calculated at R49k refund initially. When submitting medical exp I realized I had entered some expenses incorrectly so made changes to the ITR12. This resulted in a refund of R58k. In the new assessment SARS deducted the R49k under source code 4102 in the line "Previous Assessment Results", with net refund of R9k. Will my refund be both assessments ie R59k or are the...

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tax amount payable



I am student currently doing my practicals,i am earning R6000 a month. They have deducted R1781. 25 from my salary. I want to know if is this the right amount that I need to pay?

If I have a voluntary RA of R1500 per month, what will my tax refund be



If I have a voluntary RA of R1500 per month, how much do I get back?

What is the PAYE on my salary?



Tax payer is turning 65 during 2017 tax year end. Employer pays 3% provident fund and employee pays 6% per month. Employer pays 50% of medical aid, employee pays 50%. Cash component is R35,500, provident is R2,136, paid and R1,068 by employer. Medical aid is R3,918 each way. Need to know what tax to be paid per month?

Can I claim from a pension fund that was taxed?



I have resigned in 2015 February - am l entitled to claim tax refund on my pension money that was taxed?

Net pay determination



If I have a R3000 petrol allowance added to my salary, will the provident fund contribution be deducted as well, e. G. If on 10% contribution, then the net income before tax will be R2700?

Section 10(1)o - Any 12 month period



I started a job out of SA on 1 August 2014 and traveled regularly from SA to my place of work out of SA on rotation up until the end of the job on 29 February 2016. For the 12 month period 1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2015 I exceeded the 183 and 60 day requirements. I therefore claimed my tax exemption on my 2015 tax return (for the income earned during Aug 2014 - Feb 2015). For the period 1 August 2015 to 29 February 2016 I exceeded the 60 day requirement but not the 183 days. However, if I calculate 1...

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How much does an R8000 monthly earner have to be taxed?



Morning, in March I was taxed R1600 according to my payslip. I still do not understand why I was taxed so much. I earn R8000 a month & I get paid on the 25th of everything.

Does one pay tax for casual work and if not registered



If a person works in a construction company and earns 450.00 per day sometimes full week sometimes short days unpaid and not registered how does he pay tax

Can I claim a tax refund for prior years?



I have started working in 2006, but I never claimed a tax refund. Is possible for me to claim for all those years?

Income Protection Policy deduction



I have a 'Life cover' policy with Old Mutual that pays out the same value as the assurance value under 'Earning ability cover' section of the policy. Can I claim this as income protection from SARS? Old Mutual has not issued me with a tax certificate for this policy. Many thanks

Please clarify if I can get a tax directive and how they work



My estimated gross income R670 114. 00
My estimated expenditure R306 081. 00
Estimated taxable income R364 033. 00
Please show me the calculations to get a tax directive of 20%
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