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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).

How will I be taxed?

Posted 22 March 2017

How much will I get if I'm earning R1000.00 and I'm being taxed 10%?

Why Register for an Income Tax Number

Posted 20 March 2017

I earn R6000.00 a month. My employer told me that everybody has to register and have a tax number, regardless if you earn under the threshold and don't pay tax. What's the reason that we all have to register for an income tax number, is this correct?

Tax on income from internship

Posted 24 February 2017

Do I have to pay tax earning R3200 a month?

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

Should he pay tax?

Posted 23 February 2017

My husband is a South African citizen and he is only earning R5500 a month does he have to pay tax?

Are foreign students required to pay tax on their earnings for part-time work?

Posted 17 February 2017

My son is a foreign student studying for his degree at a South African University. He has a valid Study visa and is permitted under this visa to work 20 hours per week. His employer wants to pay him a salary of R10,000 per month. Firstly does my son have to pay tax on this and if so, how does he register with SARS without a SA Identity document?

Do I need to file old returns to obtain refund, even if I fell below the tax filing threshold?

Posted 17 February 2017

SARS want to me file all my previous tax returns in order to receive my refund for this year. In 2011 I tutored at a university and earned below the tax filing threshold and therefore did not file my tax return. How do I file my tax return now for 2012 or how do I show SARS that I didn't need to?

If my turnover drops below the 28% threshold, do I still have to pay tax at 28%?

Posted 8 February 2017

As a small business, if my turnover is R14 million in year one and then drops to R12 million in year two, do I still have to pay tax at 28% per annum,even through the turnover has dropped below the threshold?

Transfer a tuck shop in my name

Posted 2 February 2017

I am buying a tuck shop but need to know how I can register it in my name, its a sole proprietor.

Donation to family members

Posted 1 February 2017

I gave my mother and sister R25000 each, can I deduct it as an expense against my income and how much donations tax should I pay on it?

Why am I registered for income tax

Posted 21 July 2016

Hi I was working last year earning R3000 a month. I got an sms this year stating that I have been registered for tax accompanied by a tax number. I want to know why this happened?

Tax on interest

Posted 15 July 2016

Hi. I am unemployed but my income from investments and interest exceeds R30000 but below R75000. Do I pay tax?

Does interest form part of the R75000 threshold or R30000?

Can I claim my monthly expenses, can I get a refund on monthly regular day-to-day expenses?

Posted 13 July 2016

I have properties jointly with my wife (Community of Property) and getting rents which covers all my payments towards my bonds, Rates & Taxes, Levies and Refuse accounts. Little extra amount is surplus. My question is: Should I need to pay Tax on my monthly Rental Income?

I pay for my Groceries, Fruit & Veg, Rents, Electricity, Gas, Domestic Maid, School Fees, Kids Sports Fees, Transportation, Petrol, Bank Charges, Personal Loan (Absa) Credit Card Fees & Financial Charges, Telkom & Vo...

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Do construction workers pay tax?

Posted 22 June 2016

if working in the construction company,do they have to deduct my monthly tax returns from my salary?

How do I calculate provisional tax and when/where do I pay it?

Posted 21 June 2016

I am a freelance writer and my income depends solely upon jobs that I get from international clients. I get paid weekly in dollar and my income fluctuates. Recently I've started earning more and I suspect I might be in a tax bracket. As far as I know I have to pay provisional tax but how do I work it out and where and when do I pay it?

Is it necessary to inform SARS of additional income received?

Posted 9 June 2016

Hi TaxTim

I am a full time salaried employee but I also sometimes get tutoring jobs and I run a lift club. Will I need to declare what I earn for the latter 2 items?

Am I able get a tax refund?

Posted 9 June 2016

How do I know if I qualify for my tax return

Am I able to claim additional medical expenses?

Posted 25 May 2016

Hello - I am 52 years old - I have a medical aid - a discovery coastal saver - essentially a hospital plan with a portion of my my premiums going into a savings account every month. I understand that I get a rebate based on my premiums paid. I am trying to understand what constitutes a qualifying medical expense. If money is taken form my medical savings account (which is effectively my money) do these expenses count as "qualifying" - my accountant has told me that only if I spend more than a c...

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Am I required to pay tax?

Posted 24 May 2016

Need to now if I must pay tax. I earn about R6000 but my employer deduct about R141,16 for Uif so that leaves me with R5,858

What will my tax liability be if I start a business?

Posted 23 May 2016

Hi, I can provide services such as graphic design, animation, music production and web development. I recently caught attention of few business owners wanting me to do work for them, will I need to pay tax approaching them as self employed individual? I am prepared to charge everything once off based.

Can my VAT liability be back dated?

Posted 22 May 2016

I run an events company and should have registered for VAT a long time ago, but am only doing so now. On completing the registration form, they will see that my company has been operating for a couple of years now, some of which, my turnover has been over the threshold. My question is: Will SARS investigate my prior years financial turnover? What will happen if they do investigate my prior year finances?

How to complete the IRP3(a)

Posted 20 May 2016

In terms of the IRP3(a), how does one do the manual calculations of the taxation that should be deducted if ''other''(X) is ticked under the directive reason, as there are calculations available for the retirement and severance benefits.

Do I earn enough to pay tax?

Posted 18 May 2016

Hi Tim

I started working online and get around R2000 -R3000 a week. Sometimes less, sometimes more. Some of the work I get is out of the country. So I just wanted to ask, must I pay tax or is the amount too little? Is there a way I can work it out or will it be best to just go in to their offices?

Additional income, and when do I register for Provisional tax?

Posted 18 May 2016

If I do freelance work and get paid via Paypal what are the tax implications of withdrawing the funds into an FNB account, this would be a second source of income
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