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In January 2018 I stopped working as a full time employee and for the 2018/2019 tax year I did various things (including foreign travel and work) and earned different kinds of incomes. I did not register as a provisional taxpayer as at that stage I really did not know how the year was going to pan out and if I was going back into full time employment again. I would like to settle any tax I may owe for the 2018/2019 year, however with my different incomes, working out the country for more than 18...

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Is VAT on commission subjected to income tax?



If an an individual who is a registered as VAT vendor acts as an Agent and earns commission ad obviously charges output tax and declare it to SARS.

I.e. Someone who has invoiced out R100.00 and declared an output tax of R13.04 to SARS, when the time comes to file their personal income tax does the person have to declare the same amount being R86.96 excluding VAT as their commission income and do they have to pay income tax on the above amount?

Will that not be double taxa...

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Freelancer and Tax payments



I am currently working as a freelance artist who just started earning money from the work which I do, but at the moment I earn approximately R600.00 a month. I also have not been working for a long time before I begun with the freelance job, it has been just over 7 months. Do I still need to pay my taxes even though my income isn't fixed and stable? If that is the case I need help in knowing how I can calculate how much of the tax I would need to pay.

TaxTim Filing before tax season



I have registered on TaxTim and have also granted you permission to get my information from SARS. Should I wait till tax season begins before I complete all the questions on TaxTim? I am however still waiting for my IRP5 from my employer. I also have property that I am renting out and have a logbook. Please advise.

Contract worker and Tax



I was retrenched at the end of 2017. My last Tax Return was done in the year 2018. Since April 2019 I have been receiving income for work done on a contract basis and the company indicated that I need to see to my own tax affairs. How do I go about filing my tax return for 2020? Your assistance is highly appreciated.

Independent Contractor versus Personal Service Company



I'd like to get some clarity on whether there is a difference between an Independent Contractor and a Personal Service Company?

Earnings of a teacher and tax



I would like to find out if I should submit a tax return as a teacher that earns R300 000 per annum. Would this be required of me?

How to work with multiple streams of income




Business travel from home office



I work for a multi-national company and I am home based. I would like to find out, when I travel into the office for meetings, can I claim that mileage as business travel? Also, just for interest sake, would it be different if I was a salary earner and I did receive a travel allowance?

P2p interest



I earned interest on a Peer 2 Peer investment in the UK, at https://www. Ratesetter. Com/. As this is a non-SA entity they do not provide IT3(b) statements. It is also not a bank/ institution but independent loans. As such, I am not clear if or were to add this amount in TaxTim. I did get a statement with the amount received of 110. 25GBP. Do I enter this amount at the point of "Did you earn any interest from a foreign bank / institution? On your IT3(b) you will see an amount under foreign interest. " ?...

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Renting Property and Travel Costs



I'm renting out property in Cape Town and I stay in Johannesburg. When travelling down to Cape Town for maintenance/inspections purposes, do I claim the actual petrol money spent or the SARS rate of R3.29?

What are cost of sales in a consulting business



What would cost of sales be in a consulting business - would my time be the cost? Would it be paper, laptop etc?

This query relates to question 4216 "Please enter the cost of sales incurred." in the Self Employed/Independent Contractor/Freelancer section.

Declaring other income to SARS



I am full time employed but I have earned additional income by lecturing a couple of hours during the year at a different employer. This employer did not deduct any PAYE. The employer has paid me according to the hours that I have invoiced them. Should I answer the question about whether I'm an Independent Contractor as "Yes"?

Saving the TaxTim Logbook



I need to submit my logbook to SARS, I used the TaxTim logbook. How do I
save the logbook so that I can upload it?

Business Tax Return



I just wanted to find out if you deal with business tax? I've recently started a company and would just like to know what SARS will want to see in respect to my accounting when I file a tax return? Essentially, what is the bare minimum if they audit?

Travel Allowance Claim



I get a travel allowance, but I use my wife's vehicle for business purposes
as we work together. Can I claim travel expenses?

Claim travel without a logbook



I have source code 3802 on my IRP5 but I did not keep a logbook, can i claim for the perks tax paid via source code 3802 if I don't have a logbook?

Package for a commission and salary earner



If I earn commission and a salary as an employee, which package should I select, Ultra or Smart? I also have a travel allowance and a medical aid contribution.


Leased company use and tax



I don't receive a travel allowance, but I'm on a company vehicle lease scheme. It assumes I receive fuel, which I don't. I also do business mileage and I have source code 3802 on my IRP5. What should I do?

Maintance plan of pvt car



Can I claim maintenance on a plan for my car (I do make use of the car for work purposes)?

This query relates to question 4437 "Please enter the amount spent on maintaining or repairing the car. This includes vehicle services." in the Travel Allowance section.

Earning dollars as a freelancer



I've been working as a freelancer (part-time) for the past year and I've been earning money in dollars. How will this affect my tax return?
I also work as a full-time employee.

Tax as a remote worker



My primary source of income comes from an overseas company who I work remotely for (it's on a permanent basis but I'm not under a contract). I get paid every month, through TransferWise, in dollars. I also earn some income off royalty based products and some freelance creative jobs. I'm finding it quite complicated to set up a tax paying structure with this setup. Could you possibly give me some advice on how I could set up a tax paying structure with this way of working?

Tax Directive for a settlement agreement.



I'm receiving a settlement from my company as part of an exit agreement. Can I apply for a directive, and how?

Employed on Contract Basis (PAYE)



I've gone from working for an employer to freelancing and now I'm working on
a contract basis. I'm not taxed on my contract income. All I do is send an invoice and they pay me and deduct nothing off that. I'd like to still pay SARS the PAYE, is that possible? (I have my own retirement fund).

Tax help for freelancers



I've recently become a full-time freelancer and I wanted to know if you'd be able to help me file my tax returns?
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