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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?

Petrol and travel allowance claims

Posted 26 April 2017

How do I claim petrol on tax? For the previous tax year I've kept a detailed petrol log through your app and I've been using my own petrol card and claiming back. I do receive a travel allowance. The company has now given us petrol cards, do I still need to keep a log to claim or can I not claim because the company is paying?



Help with past tax returns

Posted 25 April 2017

I've been working for the past 5 years and have never claimed back tax. I have all my IRP5 certificates since I started working. I have no travel allowance, I usually pay for everything with my own finances. I'm registered for tax with SARS, but I'm not sure if I'm registered on SARS eFiling.

Can I claim if not reimbursed by my employer?

Posted 20 April 2017

My employer doesn't reimburse me for traveling in between the office and our sites. I don't have a company car but I drive about 92KM per day between the office and on of our sites. Would it be possible to claim KMs from SARS for the use of my private car? And the company doesn't provide a cellphone allowance but I'm required to use my phone a lot at work. I receive no allowance and I'm not a commission earner. Can I claim for the contract I was forced to take?

Are orthodontist expenses tax deductible?

Posted 19 April 2017

Can I claim tax on an orthodontist expense for my child's braces? They are not covered by medical aid.

Maintenance claims on pension fund

Posted 19 April 2017

Will monthly maintenance claims by ex-spouse as per a successfully lodged divorce order against my pension fund be taxable in the hands of my ex-spouse, or deemed as income for myself? Will it be treated as exempt from normal tax?

How to make changes after submissions?

Posted 13 April 2017

I submitted my 2016 tax return using my actual cost on my travel expenses. How can I have it changed to fixed cost as my business travel was about 16000km whilst my actual cost was only R399.00? My tax return was audited by SARS and I've disputed on these grounds several times as well as gone to SARS twice. I've been told that it's possible to have this changed and the consultant at SARS has requested it be done on their system but no change so far. The latest statement still reflects only R217,...

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Cruise Ship employee and Tax Laws

Posted 26 March 2017

I'm a SA resident and work on a cruise ship as a waiter for a company that travels all over the world. Most of my income is derived through gratuity from passengers. How would this relate to the new tax law for foreign income mentioned in the latest budget speech affect us? Will I be subjected to pay tax on the gratuity I earn?

Working from Home

Posted 26 March 2017

I work from home and make approximately R25000/month. I don't do much traveling and I
manage everything from my desk. I service one company only- I'm basically working for myself. They don't cover any tax etc. and I receive this
payment monthly. What's the best way to deal with the Tax?

Forgot to submit travel details

Posted 24 March 2017

I have submitted my tax return, but I forgot to include the details for my travel allowance (3702), i.e. vehicle details and logbook details. An ITA34 was issued. How do I submit a revised tax return?

A notice of objection

Posted 10 March 2017

SARS didn't accept my log books, my 2015 tax return, there's zero KMs for business use.
I now need to object and they require proof of ownership- I have documents from Wesbank. Lastly, can I do this via TaxTim or must I go into SARS?

An example of a logbook printout

Posted 2 March 2017

I need an example of what the TaxTim logbook would look like, when printed out.

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

I repair appliances and also repair my own vehicles.Do I have to do 2 returns?

Posted 27 February 2017

I'm repairing appliances and my own vehicles. Do I have to do 2 tax returns?I also recently repaired another vehicle. Do I have to show it in 2 tax returns-1 for appliances and 1 for vehicles?I have to repair my own vehicles because I cannot afford to pay for repairs to be done.

Company Assets

Posted 23 February 2017

I own a small business and sold a company vehicle for more than I owed the bank is this profit on sale of assets?

Travel Claim not allowed by SARS

Posted 10 February 2017

Hi Tim, I received a travel allowance upfront however I do a lot of traveling between two offices and I claim back travel on a monthly basis capped at 1850kms though I travel in excess of 2000kms per month. I've filed my tax return showing both business travel and personal but now SARS says I owe them about R27000. How is that possible when I didn't claim for the excess travel I did, just the capped 1850km. I can follow through their calculation but do not understand why they didn't include busi...

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Vehicle depreciation vs deemed travel allowance deduction. An I allowed both?

Posted 6 February 2017

Vehicle depreciation vs deemed travel allowance deduction. An I allowed both?

travel claim

Posted 3 February 2017

Can I claim for a travel expense from SARS if I was only given a travel allowance for one month in the last tax year?

Add app to current profile

Posted 1 February 2017

How do I get the app for the daily log book if I am registered with TaxTim?

SARS requirements for a logbook

Posted 1 February 2017

How detailed is my logbook supposed to be?

Do I have to pay additional tax for deducting my car from my salary before tax?

Posted 1 February 2017

How does deducting your vehicle from your gross salary affect your tax. The vehicle purchased is for personal use however we have the option of deducting it directly from our salaries before tax.

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.

How to declare foreign trading income

Posted 31 January 2017

My declared foreign income is the same as I declared as the profit for a business because of online graphic design work - I get paid in USD via Paypal and via FNB. Should I only declare this once and remove it from the business? I would hate to pay tax for twice that of my earnings! Please help, thank you.

May I claim for travel from my home office to my office?

Posted 30 January 2017

May I claim for travel from my home office to my office?

Claim tax on training from employer

Posted 25 January 2017

My company is sending me on a payroll course, can I claim back the amount I had to pay for text books and traveling to and from campus?
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