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Unit trust and tax

Posted 24 April 2017

Do I need to declare interest from unit trusts that is under the threshold of R33000 (e. g. Local interest earned was R15000).

Share trading

Posted 19 April 2017

Do you assist with tax returns where share trading is involved?
I trade in CFDs and equity via my broker for the past 5 years, however,
I've not been making any profit, so I've not been declaring any loss as well.
I don't have any other sources of income except a little interest.

Tax on a deceased's Retirement Annuity

Posted 28 March 2017

I received money from my late dad's Retirement Annuity and I was taxed on this. Does that
matter at all?

Resubmitting A Tax Return

Posted 24 March 2017

On my 2016 tax return SARS says that I owe them money. I think that this isn't accurate as I was with a full time employer and I'm sure that they took care of all my tax issues. Is it too late to resubmit a tax return for 2016 via TaxTim?

Provisional Tax and REIT Income

Posted 24 March 2017

I'm a stay at home mom. The only income I get is from interest ( - R10000.00), dividends (-R15000)and REIT Income ( -R25000). I file only 1 tax return per year. Should I be registered for provisional tax due to the REIT income?

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.

How to get a Tax Clearance Certificate

Posted 16 March 2017

How do I get a tax clearance certificate for an individual?

What happens if I haven't submitted a tax return?

Posted 13 March 2017

Since voluntary sequestration and rehabilitation about 10 years ago I have not submitted a tax return, what will the effects be of this?

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?

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?

Do I need to file a tax return with R260 000

Posted 24 February 2017

I am unemployed but earn interest income ( approximately R260 000 annually)from fixed term deposits
I am under 65 and contribute to medical aid and retirement annuity
Do I need to file a tax return

How will tax work on my bank account with other peoples money in it?

Posted 21 February 2017

Me and five members of my family want to start investing. Before the profits will be paid out the company that does the investments does the tax part on it and then pay us the profits. What I want to know is, if they pay the family members profit into my bank account with my profit will there be any problems with tax on my side because all the money is going to my account. The company will send each of us an IRP5 at the end of the season so that each of us can fill in our tax return.

Paying double tax on pension

Posted 16 February 2017

I get paid a monthly pension from my late husband's employee benefits, on which PAYE is deducted. On the annual tax statement and the details that get sent directly to SARS, it will show the full gross pension for the year, less the PAYE paid. Why then, does the net pension amount (after PAYE) still get included in taxable income for the year? Surely I am then paying PAYE as well as another layer of income tax on the remainder, i. e. On the net income? My tax assessment shows the taxable pension...

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How do you perform tax calculations for property and interest while married in Community of Property

Posted 16 February 2017

My husband and I own property, receive interest income and are married in Community of Property. What percentage of the property income, property expenses and interest income should we each include on our Provisional tax under the total turnover and estimated taxable income respectively?

Payment of income tax on Fixed Deposit investments

Posted 15 February 2017

If I dont receive the interest I earn as my investment is over a 36 month period, do I still have to declare the interest earned during the year?

Payment of income tax on rental income and interest earned.

Posted 14 February 2017

I have some rental income that I would like to invest monthly in my fixed deposit. I know I must pay tax on both the rental income and the interest earned but when? I have to fill in a tax return twice yearly as a provisional tax payer. If the rental income and interest is fixed into the deposit account and I am not allowed to withdraw money, how would I go about paying the interest? Should I keep funds separate specifically for this in another account.

Can I get my tax clearance certificate online

Posted 14 February 2017

My tax clearance certificate has to be renewed soon, can I do it online, and how, Kindly assist.

Rental income and fixed deposit

Posted 13 February 2017

I have some rental income that I would like to invest monthly in my fixed deposit. Do I pay tax on the rental income and the interest yearly? I am a provincial tax payer which means I have to predict my income?

Late return

Posted 12 February 2017

I misplaced my supporting documents for my 2016 tax return last year, I have since found it but I needed to know if I can still submit my tax form even now that it is late?

Does the 27.5% of income you can put into a pension fund only mean income you have earned as a wage?

Posted 8 February 2017

I am self employed and only earn about R12000 per year. However I earn about R200000 per year in interest from savings accounts. Can I put 27.5% of my total income (Earnings and interest) into a pension fund per year or only 27.5% of the money I earn through working?

Legislation affecting foreign pensions

Posted 6 February 2017

Good Day, this is my 2nd question in as many months. Hope I am not overdoing it but this item will be of interest to many and any suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated by myself. I am 80 years of age and have been retired for 20 years. A significant portion of my pension has been tax free for 20 years as the result of it having been earned whilst I worked outside of RSA. Yesterday (2. 2. 17) my pension administrators advised me that as from 1. 3. 17 the tax free portion will be ta...

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When do I declare interest income?

Posted 3 February 2017

I earn interest on my medical aid savings, do I declare it to SARS the day I leave the medical aid or at the end of the year I earned it?

How long before I get my funds owed to me by SARS

Posted 1 February 2017

SARS used my pension lump sum to pay my administration penalties balance. I have however since this submitted the returns and SARS now owe me an amount. Do you perhaps know how long this could take, as I called them yesterday and they said that all queries on my account was finally resolved.

When will the 2017 tax season start?

Posted 31 January 2017

To avoid any penalties, when will the 2017 tax submission open (ie. From March 2016- Feb 2017? When will we be able to submit our documents for the next tax season?

How does one handle forex trading losses?

Posted 30 January 2017

Naturally when extra income is generated, fair enough, tax must be paid. I have seen you address the Forex trading profit questions from taxpayers but no case of forex trading losses. How does one address Forex trading losses in a personal tax return?
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