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Paypal and tax submissions

Posted 28 March 2017

I'm permanently employed and I plan on making extra money through surveys and Paypal. How would I submit this to SARS? I've not done anything like this before and I wouldn't like to make an error with my tax return. And, would I have to declare the money if I don't actually take it from my Paypal account?

Is salary paid to secretary tax deductible

Posted 27 March 2017

I'm a commission earner and I employ a secretary whom I pay R5000 p.m. - can I deduct this amount from my income when I do my tax return?

Mail Received: IT34

Posted 27 March 2017

I received a mail from SARS: "An IT34 notice for the taxpayer listed below has been issued by SARS. Please log into the SARS eFiling system to view the IT34".

I'm not sure what this means.

Forgot to submit travel details

Posted 24 March 2017

I have submitted my tax return, but I forgot to include the details for my travel allowance (3702), i.e. vehicle details and logbook details. An ITA34 was issued. How do I submit a revised tax return?

Registering as a Provisional Tax Payer?

Posted 22 March 2017

I had freelance jobs and although I don't own my
own business/am not registered as a business. All but one of the freelance
jobs were taxed.
Should I register as a provisional tax payer? If so, how do I go about
doing this and what deductions can I make? e.g. Can I claim for Uber trips,
cellphone bills, wear and tear on my equipment (computer, camera) etc? If I
can claim for things like this, how do I go about doing it?

How will I be taxed?

Posted 22 March 2017

How much will I get if I'm earning R1000.00 and I'm being taxed 10%?

Children receiving gift money

Posted 20 March 2017

My brothers wish to gift my children money. Which I will be using on daily expenses and school fees. Will I be liable for tax for these incomes? Or will my brothers be liable for this? Is there a taxable limit? And are there any tax avoiding measures for single moms?

Claiming at SARS

Posted 20 March 2017

My mom was working as a teacher at ABET school. May I go to SARS and claim her tax money?

Medical expenses claimable without belonging to medical aid

Posted 20 March 2017

SARS refuses to deduct my medical expenses (medical doctor prescriptions and formal medical procedures), if I didn't belong to any medical aid scheme. Just to add onto that, I paid all my medical costs myself.

Penalty Fees

Posted 17 March 2017

I've recently had the misfortune of getting a tax penalty of over R16500.00 It was deducted from my provident fund without my knowledge. A further R7000.00 was deducted from the same provident fund pay out. Please advise me if I can dispute this after it has been deducted; if not I'm fine with it. However, I got a statement from SARS more than two weeks later referring to these penalties. I'm not sure what this statement means.

Tax for a Contractor working from home

Posted 17 March 2017

We have a contractor that's working from home. He primarily does work for our company. How does tax work, do we need to submit an IRP5? We've been paying him directly without deducting any PAYE or TAX

Living in Namibia, but working for a company in SA.

Posted 17 March 2017

I live in Namibia, but work for a South African company.
I'm a South African citizen. Under the new changes brought in with the budget, how will my tax work? I'm still working for the same company (I have been working for 7 years in total).

Do I get Tax back on a loss from selling shares?

Posted 15 March 2017

I bought shares in a private company (cost me 100k). We have now sold the company in full and my portion of the payout is 80k (i. e. 20k loss). Can I claim tax back on this amount? And if so, what do I need to do it?

Retirement Annuity Premiums

Posted 14 March 2017


What's the exact deadline for annual Retirement Annuity (RA) contributions?

Posted 28 February 2017

I make annual lump sum contributions to my RA. In order for my annual lump sum contribution to qualify for tax deductions for the current year, do I only need to make the payment for my RA before the end of February, or does my financial advisor need to have allocated the funds to my RA before the deadline? i.e. Can I still make a contribution at 23:59:59 on 28 February 2017 which will count towards the 2016/2017 tax year?

Hospital Plan Rebates

Posted 28 February 2017

Can I claim medical rebates if I'm on a hospital plan only and not a full medical aid? SARS directly advised me that I cannot.

Can my company add rental car fuel to my car allowance?

Posted 28 February 2017

If I have a car allowance and on occasion I am required to use a rental for business travel after flying to a far destination, can my company add this fuel cost to my car allowance and withhold taxes on fuel used in the rental vehicle

I repair appliances and also repair my own vehicles.Do I have to do 2 returns?

Posted 27 February 2017

I'm repairing appliances and my own vehicles. Do I have to do 2 tax returns?I also recently repaired another vehicle. Do I have to show it in 2 tax returns-1 for appliances and 1 for vehicles?I have to repair my own vehicles because I cannot afford to pay for repairs to be done.

Inclusion of rental expenses in CGT calculation

Posted 24 February 2017

If I earned no income from a rental property (which I rented out for about 7 years) and sold it in the same year, can I still deduct the expenses (levies, interest, rates) normally incurred from income, or should I add these costs to the Selling cost or Base cost to reduce capital gains tax?

Is occupation rent an allowable deduction against rental income?

Posted 24 February 2017

Is occupational rent paid to a developer, of a new-build property, an allowable expense to deduct from taxable rental income? The property in question was rented out in the same tax year as occupational rent was paid.

Retirement annuity, refund or not?

Posted 24 February 2017

I'm currently unemployed, but submitted a tax return for my retirement annuity which was R3400 in the last tax year. I was surprised that I did not get anything back? Can you explain?

Should he pay tax?

Posted 23 February 2017

My husband is a South African citizen and he is only earning R5500 a month does he have to pay tax?

SARS wont refund me

Posted 23 February 2017

I was a contract employee for 3 months after graduating and was taxed an amount of R4500 on a total income of R18000 for the 3 months. When I submitted my tax return, SARS said that I need to come and verify my banking details, but they dont have my banking details, what can I do to get my refund?

We earn little so should we be taxed?

Posted 23 February 2017

I work for a small company and all of us earn salaries ranging from R3 000 to R4 500 and only the owner earns R25 000. So now the company wants to register for PAYE and UIF. So after reading through most of your articles and many other ones online I discovered there is a minimum amount per year that you have to earn and none of us reach that amount except for the owner. So does this means that the company can register for all those but not deduct anything from the rest of us but himself?

Refunded tax-invoice does not include the tax portion only the service fee before tax.

Posted 22 February 2017

I pay Eskom directly for electricity. Every few months they overcharge and I have get them to refund and rebill. The issue here is that they only refund the service fees, never the tax portion. For example, last month they charged me R 1223. 22 Inc vat. This was incorrect. They refunded me R 1073. 00. And then charged me the correct amount + vat. How do I claim for the money paid in vat, if I even can?

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