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What must I do with the auto-assessment from SARS?
Updated 3 May 2022
I received an SMS from SARS which says something about an auto-assessment. When I login to eFiling I see there is an option to accept or edit it. Are there any risks involved with accepting it? What should I look out for? Please help, I know nothing about this new SARS process.
Married in Community of Property
Updated 20 April 2022
My wife and I got married last year on the 26th of March 2018. We got married in community of property, so when it comes to tax what I would like to understand is whether we will both need to do our tax differently this year and also, I would like to find out what would the implications on our tax returns be like?
Deceased Relative and Savings
Updated 17 April 2022
I have a relative that has unfortunately passed on and I am the dependent that will receive all the savings from this relative- these savings are coming from an international bank account, in Norway. This would be my first time having to claim this and making sure that I do it correctly. What I would like to find out is, what would I need to do on my side to ensure that I am safe and clear with SARS and the laws of the country?
What happens once I've submitted my tax return form?
Posted 6 April 2022
One of the questions most asked when it comes to tax season, is “what happens now that I’ve submitted my income tax return, when do I get my refund?”’
If you’re due a tax refund then you will probably get the money deposited into your account within a few days. SARS will also email or SMS you telling you that an IT34 (Summary of your return and refund) and ITSA (Income Tax Statement of Account) have been issued. They will detail your tax refund (tax back) if any. So look forward to that deposit into your account. ...
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Shareholder Loan and own company
Updated 5 April 2022
I have a loan with my company (payable from the company). I would like to know what the effects are that we need to consider regarding interest-free loans? I am aware that we can create a tax deduction for the company and I will have the interest exemption, but I feel there is something I'm missing?
Also if the shareholder already exceeded his R23k exemption, will it be fine if we do not levy any interest on this loan? Will there be any unknown tax consequences for that?
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How do I account for online Forex Trading in my income tax return?
Posted 5 April 2022
A little background on myself. I am a salaried employee of the department of health in South Africa. I am registered with eFiling and have been submitting tax returns since 2008/09.
I have a hypothetical question about forex trading. If I make say R300 000 suppose in the 2012/2013 tax year and the amount I deposited was about R50000to fund the account, then what would my taxation be? Or at least what would the percent on taxation be and on which amount would that percentage be taken off? The net or the total?...
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VAT on interest
Updated 31 March 2022
I have a business that collects debt on behalf of other service providers, we eventually charge interest if the payments are overdue longer than 3 months. Are we required to charge VAT on this interest?
Tax on Forex Trading
Updated 29 March 2022
Q: How do I go about paying tax on forex income?
I will soon be receiving additional income of about R30000.00pm from a forex investor who is trading on my behalf, I am not trading. My current income is around R36000.00 to R41000.00 gross per month.
How do I go about paying tax on the forex income? Do I have any exemptions on this?
Also can you please give me advice in terms of paying less tax? I presume the bes...
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Do I need to wait for SARS confirmation for provisional tax return?
Posted 16 March 2022
I have successfully filed my provisional tax return for 2022 and would like to know if I need to wait for SARS to approve the amount or do I go ahead and pay the amount stated through the eFiling site?
What happens to previous late/incomplete tax returns after a penalty has been paid in full?
Posted 21 July 2020
I have been working abroad permanently for more than three years and I reside outside of South Africa. I have never fully understood the tax rules and see that I have some penalties (fines) for late/incomplete submissions. I do not have any way of receiving all information needed to submit old tax returns, so I want to know what will happen when I pay the penalties? Will it just start racking up again for the same infringements or will I have a clean slate to do things the right way going forwar...Read more →
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 →
What is cut-off date for tax return submissions?
Posted 18 June 2020
What is the cut-off date for submitting a tax return this year? I am struggling to get a hold of my IRP5 from my previous employer and I am therefore concerned that I will miss the submissions cut off date.
How to check available funds at SARS
Posted 28 May 2020
If you have never filed for a tax return before, how do you go about checking if there are funds owed to you at SARS? I would like to start filing my tax return for this year as I have been unemployed for a long period, but now I am back in the workforce.
Provisional Tax and Rental Income
Posted 29 April 2020
I have filed and completed the 2017 personal income tax for myself. I started receiving rental income from my property in March 2017. Where do I declare this income? Is it part of provisional tax and will I pay penalties for late submission?
1. The property is owned by myself and my wife. Will we both need to file tax returns for this Rental Income?
2. Does this mean a whole new tax return must be submitted, or is it only necessary to complete the IRP6?
Company Income Tax Due date
Posted 22 April 2020
My company was registered in April 2019 with a year end in July 2019. I submitted a provisional tax return in August 2019. When is the Company Income Tax tax return due? I have checked my tax compliance and it says that my 1901 tax submission is not compliant but my understanding is that my company wasn't registered then. So, should I submit a zero provisional tax return for 1901?
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?
Declaring the cost of building a rental property
Posted 27 March 2020
I had rental income in the 2019 tax year, I converted part of my house into a 1 bedroom apartment as well as converting my old garage into another, so I currently have 2 flats now on the property. The apartments represent around 34% of the squares of the buildings on the property. Should I then declare 30% of the costs of the property (I.e.: Interest, Rates & Taxes etc as the costs) as the costs?
Also, where do I declare the cost I had incurred in building the units? (Does it come und...Read more →
Tax on money held in offshore account?
Posted 15 October 2019
I have an offshore transactional bank account into which I transferred cash into. To clarify, the currency is in Australian Dollars. Also, I do not earn any income on this account nor do I earn any income from abroad. With that said, the interest rate for this account is set at zero on the deposits made. What I would like to know is, would I in this case need to pay tax on any currency movements while the cash is in the account and if that is the case, how would this work if I make payments from...Read more →
Earnings of a teacher and tax
Posted 5 June 2019
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?
Business travel from home office
Posted 12 March 2019
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?
Underestimated tax paid (IRP6)
Posted 15 February 2019
I am a provisional taxpayer. I have not yet received my final payslip, but I will be receiving it quite soon. On my IRP6 tax return, I have indicated that the total estimated on the taxable income and actual tax paid is an estimate as of today and not the accurate amount. So, what I would like to find out is, when the final payslips are available and ready for me to use, what will happen if I have underestimated the actual tax paid to date? Will I perhaps still be eligible for any refund?
Posted 19 July 2017
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. " ?...Read more →
Are amounts of separate IT3b documents added together?
Posted 13 July 2017
I have two IT3b documents from different sources. Should I add them together?
This query relates to question 6480 "Please enter the total interest amount earned here. If you don't have an IT3(b) you can also add up the interest amounts appearing on your bank statement. This should appear next to source code 4201 on your certificate. " in the Interest & Investments (IT3b) section.
Penalty for non-submission
Posted 13 July 2017
I received a notification from SARS indicating that I have admin penalties
indicating that ITS outstanding tax returns for 2008, 2009 and 2010.
What does this mean and can you help rectify?
Rental income for a room
Posted 8 July 2017
I have earned rental income from renting out a room in our house. How do I calculate the electricity, rates and taxes (and bond interest) deductible against this income? The room does not have a separate electricity meter, and also keeping in mind that we use prepaid electricity.
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