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Salary / IRP5: 10 most popular posts


Bitcoin and Tax

Posted 8 January 2018

Are the earnings from Bitcoin taxable?

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?

Submit a return with medical aid claims on

Posted 12 July 2017

I wanted to enquire approximately how much it would cost for me to do my Tax Returns?
Just an estimation.
It would be just for me. Straight forward Gross Salary plus medical aid. No other claims such as commission, mileage, petrol etc.

2 IRP5s and commission

Posted 11 July 2017

Before paying the fee I just want to make sure you'll be able to help me. From March to July. I earned a normal salary but from August I earn a basic and commission. As I sales rep I'm able to write off wear and tear on my
vehicle but obviously only from August. Same goes for my laptop etc. will your system be able to take this into account?

Is RA and pension the same?

Posted 11 July 2017

I'm not sure how the deductions for my pension works as my employer has been deducting pension from my salary under code 4001. Do I still enter any amounts under annuity contributions?

Declaring other income to SARS

Posted 11 July 2017

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"?

Previously unemployed: Should I still file?

Posted 7 July 2017

I wasn't employed from May 2013 till July 2015. Should I still file my tax return even if I don't have an IRP5 as I wasn't working?

Can't get my IRP5

Posted 6 July 2017

I'm unable to get my second IRP5 from my part-time employer - would I be able to access it on the SARS website?

Capital allowances written off

Posted 6 July 2017

"Capital allowances written off" I do not understand what this statement means.

IRP5 changes

Posted 5 July 2017

How come my IRP5 is different from last season? there's no code 3697 and 3698

Travel Allowance Claim

Posted 5 July 2017

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

How does it work when you worked 2 post in the same fiancial period

Posted 5 July 2017

I have been working as an intern at George Municipality from 1 March to 31 December 2016 and on the 1st of January 2017 I got a permanent post,i received 2 IRP5's and on them reflects that I worked 12 months in this tax period on the old one and worked 1 month on the new post and I think it is supposed to be 10 months the old post and 2 months the new posts to make it 12 months. . . Am I wrong?

Indemnity insurance tax deduction claim

Posted 4 July 2017

Can a pharmacist working for the government claim as a tax expense professional indemnity insurance? My income source codes on my IRP5s are 3601 and 3605.

Depreciation on a cellphone

Posted 4 July 2017

I have a pay as you go cellphone that I bought cash. Thus I unfortunately do not have monthly statements to determine an exact break between business and personal use. I spend about R300 pm on airtime and I receive a cellphone allowance of R750 pm from my employer. How do I calculate and show the depreciation amount and do I need a letter of consent if the allowance is shown on my salary slips?

When you pay an RA directly

Posted 4 July 2017

I personally paid money into a retirement annuity fund, and not via my employer - where do put this in my tax return please?

Claim travel without a logbook

Posted 4 July 2017

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

Posted 4 July 2017

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

Posted 3 July 2017

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

Posted 3 July 2017

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.

Source Code Changes

Posted 29 June 2017

My IRP5 only shows code 3699 and not 3697 & 3698 anymore.

Commission earner and IRP5

Posted 29 June 2017

I'm a commission earner. I joined a company in January and I didn't earn any commission from January to 28 February. My previous IRP5 shows me working at that previous company for 10 months.
Do I need an IRP5 with zero income on it for the 2 months at the new company? Would anything need to be submitted to show that I was employed for the 10 months at the first company and 2 months at the present company = the full 12 Months?
Also, does the new company have to upload anything so that...

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Directors of company with no IRP5's

Posted 21 June 2017

My wife and I are directors of our company. We have not paid ourselves a salary as such, but took money against a loan account during the year. We are provisional tax payers. We don't have any IRP5's as we haven't issued any in our company. How do we rectify this or account to SARS?

Unemployed for a short period

Posted 21 June 2017

I haven't worked for the full year, how does that affect me and my tax return?

Employed on Contract Basis (PAYE)

Posted 1 June 2017

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 on my foreign salary

Posted 31 May 2017

I work for a company based in China and they pay me a monthly salary in US
dollars. I won't be getting an IRP5 from them. So, how do I pay tax and how do I complete my tax return?


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