PAYE & UIF: 10 most popular posts
When can I submit my tax return?
Updated 9 May 2022
When can I submit my tax return for the 2022 tax season? Are the filing dates still the same as those of the previous year?
Register as a Sole Proprietor
Updated 9 May 2022
Can TaxTim help me register as a Sole Proprietor and assist me with my accounting?
Why am I getting auto-assessed? Where is my tax return?
Updated 3 May 2022
I received an auto-assessment from SARS but I am confused what this means. Why have I been selected by SARS and how did SARS get my data? Can I still submit a tax return if I want to?
Freelancer and Tax payments
Updated 1 April 2022
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 began 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.
Drop-shipping and taxes
Posted 31 March 2022
Q: Tax on Sole Proprietor Income
Independent Contractor versus Personal Service Company
Updated 30 March 2022
I'd like to get some clarity on whether there is a difference between an Independent Contractor and a Personal Service Company?
Difference between Vat and Tax numbers
Updated 29 March 2022
Q: What is the difference between a VAT registration number and a tax reference number. When do I use which one? Are they not the same thing?
Do I need to register for VAT if my income is all export related but my turnover exceeds R1m?
Posted 16 March 2022
I am a provisional taxpayer in South Africa working solely for a foreign company (my services are all export related) with my turnover exceeding R1 million a year. I know that exports are zero-rated for VAT. Do I need to register as a VAT vendor, even though my income would not be subject to VAT?
Should source code 3699 reflect on your cost to company?
Posted 16 March 2022
Does source code 3699 include all employment income, so it should it reflect your cost to company?
Can I claim against the use of my vehicle if the only code on my IRP5 is 3703?
Posted 15 March 2022
I have used my vehicle for official travel - there is only code 3703 on my IRP5. Can I claim travel expenses in my return?
Money owed to SARS
Posted 15 March 2022
I want to understand why I am owing SARS and how to pay the money to SARS?
Tax for a Personal Service Provider
Posted 10 March 2022
Hi Tax Tim,
I am a Personal Service Provider (PSP). My client withholds PAYE at 28% in the name of the PSP i.e in my company's name and not me personally, as an individual taxpayer. This concerns me because the PAYE tax credits sit in my company's name, but from an individual perspective I have not paid any tax on the salary I withdraw from my company.
The PAYE refund, if any, will be paid into my company. How do I show the tax on my salary in my individual tax return? If I...Read more →
Freezing emigrants Retirement Annuities, how do I declare non-tax resident status?
Posted 10 February 2021
Hi TaxTim, please can I ask about emigration and Retirement Annuities (RA)?
The new South African tax regulation, effective March 1, regarding emigrants' RAs being frozen for 3 years after financially emigrating:
1. I was told the start of the 3 years is not from date of financially emigrating, but rather the declaration date of non-tax resident status, is this correct?
2. If so, how does one declare oneself a non-tax resident?
3. I may have already declared mysel...Read more →
Is there a limit on the contribution towards PAYE for tax on perks such as fuel?
Posted 20 January 2021
As part of my package I receive the benefit of a fuel card and car allowance (but I do not do any business travel). However, on my tax return for 2020 I had to pay almost R9k because of this benefit. I had thought that our Human Resource Department would have made adjustments to my PAYE so that I would be paying 100% of the applicable tax so that I do not have anything to pay when I do my tax return once a year. Our Human Resource person said that he was not able to set the PAYE so that I could in future pay 100% of the fuel and car allowance benefit, but was limited to set it at 80%. ...Read more →
SARS discrepancy sms
Posted 5 August 2020
I got a sms from SARS reviewing discrepancies identified between 3rd party (TaxTim) and my last Income Tax tax return. Also they are advising me that I should ensure that the information is captured correctly. My information is captured by Sanlam and assume it is correct. Please advise what the discrepancy could be? And why do they mention the word "discrepancy"?
What does SARS mean by auto-assessment?
Posted 27 July 2020
I saw something in a news article about SARS issuing auto-assessments this year from 1 August. I tried to research but couldn't find much and this is all very new to me. Please can you explain what this is? Are there any new changes which I need to be aware moving forward? I have been filing my own tax return for the past years, but I hear that I might not need to do so this year.
Why am I being auto-assessed on SARS eFiling?
Posted 22 July 2020
I received an auto-assessment from SARS. My husband did not receive the SMS but my friend also received an SMS saying she has been auto-assessed. Why have SARS introduced this new process? Why are there some being auto-assessed and not others?
SARS sent me an SMS about auto-assessment? Is this legit?
Posted 20 July 2020
I received an SMS from SARS which mentioned something about an auto-assessment. I have not heard of this before. I don't trust anyone these days, and because of that I just want to ensure that this is legit - do you think this is a scam?
Income tax on drop-shipping
Posted 3 July 2020
I am currently doing drop-shipping, the products which come from over sea, so I would like to know what income tax would I need to pay. What do I need to know about this if I am doing it for the first time? Could you kindly share tax material with me which I can use to also work my way through this.
Individual Tax Consultation
Posted 18 June 2020
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...Read more →
Foreign Employment and Tax Implications
Posted 29 April 2020
I am a South African resident currently employed full time. I earn a monthly salary of R23000 (before tax). I have recently started consulting part time for a foreign company that will pay me in dollars. On average $2000 every 3 months.
Outstanding Provisional Tax
Posted 22 April 2020
I think I needed to submit my last tax return for year ending 29 Feb 2020 as a provisional taxpayer. I have now unfortunately missed the two provisional opportunity windows, but am hoping I can submit and if I need to, pay all the money/penalties owed in the third and final window. Will I be able to do so even though the time has passed? And if yes, would there be any other information which I would need to know before I begin with my filing process?
Provisional Tax and Annuity Income
Posted 2 April 2020
At the start of the 2021 tax year I will be earning a monthly income from my living annuity [LA], however as I understand from the provider of the LA, that tax will be deducted by them before I receive the monthly amount. I am registered as a provisional taxpayer and will be earning additional income on top of the LA income. So, I therefore assume that I can continue being a provisional taxpayer and declare the additional income only in the IRP6, or would I have to declare both incomes and then ...Read more →
New company and tax forms
Posted 27 March 2020
I have a new consulting firm and I completed an IRP6 twice, for the two SARS documents, as provisional tax. Note that on the said form there is no provision for any deductions of expenses to set-up my company.
I am not sure what to do next.
Do I need to complete a ITR12 form?. If so, where can I get this form? Currently, it does not show on my SARS e-filing, only the two completed IRP6 form are indicated.
Tax on living annuity
Posted 5 September 2019
What type of a taxpayer am I if I receive a living annuity and I am 42 years old? My monthly living annuity income is just over R10000, I also receive money from my children's investments which ranges between R1000 and R8000.
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