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P2p interest

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. " ?...

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What is accounting fees?

Posted 17 July 2017

What are accounting fees? This house is in a complex where levies are charged, does this count as accounting fees?

Renting Property and Travel Costs

Posted 13 July 2017

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?

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.

Rental expenses, capital or running expenses?

Posted 10 July 2017

Please assist on the below as I cannot find additional
information within the current questions on your blog:

While not a monthly expense - it is mentioned that any expenses incurred in
earning the rental property income can be set against the rental income for
tax purposes. Does the following apply to that reasoning:

1. Installation of Prepaid electricity meter (about R1400)
2. Separating the electricity flows for sectioning off the electricity
for the rental portion of the property to the main house (we only renting...

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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.

Debit interest

Posted 8 July 2017

I receive an IT3(b) Certificate from FNB but there's no credit interest earned only debit interest paid.
Does that get included on the tax return?

Rental Income and bank charges

Posted 4 July 2017

Good day Tim,

Are bank costs allowed to be deducted against rental income. Also what is teh limit here - the FICA rate is R59pm fee, but some banks include it in the monthly bank facility fee say R200pm - is the 200 claimable?

Bond repayment tax deductible?

Posted 4 July 2017

Does my monthly bond payment qualify as a expense against my rental property? Currently my rental income is R6500pm and my bond payment, including rates, taxes and levies about R8000pm indicating a loss for tax purposes?

Claim electricity and rates

Posted 3 July 2017

Can I claim electricity in full and the rates too? I don't live there, but there are tenants who d, but I pay the electricity, rates and water.

Provisional Tax on property sold

Posted 3 July 2017

I sold property in March 2017 and it's an income earning property. Do I need to prepare a provisional tax return in August? Will I just include profits on the property?

Immigrating

Posted 21 June 2017

Will you be able to help me with our tax return once my
wife and I permanently immigrate to Australia? We'll be keeping three properties in SA and we'll receive rental income from it.

Severance benefits and estate duty

Posted 25 May 2017

Do severance benefits received from an employer at death, form part of property or deemed property in your estate for Estate Duty purposes?

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.

Which costs are deductible prior to receiving rental income?

Posted 17 April 2017

In respect of a second property that one rents out, starting off, can one deduct the following for personal income tax:
(1) Bond transfer fees and registration costs;
(2) Costs incurred on repairs to the property in the month prior to receiving the 1st rental for the property?

Capital Gains Tax: Two

Posted 5 April 2017

I bought a house in December 2013. In November 2015, I bought a second house and it was registered in my name, February 2017. The intention was to let out the first house, and we moved March 2016, with the first house now being empty. However, in the meanwhile, I decided to sell the first house. I haven't had any tenants staying in the first house, it has been empty for a month now. We stayed in the first house since I bought it, for over two years. Will I be liable for capital gains tax, or wil...

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Tax clearance certificate for a non-resident

Posted 5 April 2017

A non South African citizen brought money into South Africa, bought a house and sold it recently. She needs a tax clearance certificate. How does she get it as she has no tax number?

CGT on primary residence (if it has been let out - also my only residence)

Posted 4 April 2017

What CGT would I be liable for if my primary residence is my only residence - but rented out?

How do I calculate the municipal expenses on rental property without previous statements

Posted 2 April 2017

I cannot locate all my past municipal statements for my rental property, I need them in order to log the rates etc. as an expense. I've tried accessing them online, but they only sent the last bill.

Bond credit life cover premiums

Posted 31 March 2017

Are bond credit life cover premiums tax deductible against rental income? Credit life cover is compulsory, as per the bond approval pre-agreement.

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?

Set-off: Tax loss of different trades

Posted 22 March 2017

As an individual can I set-off a trade loss from a trade (such as a coffee shop, which I am trading as a sole proprietor, 1st year of trading) against my other taxable income being a salary and rental income.

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

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?
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