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Posted 20 July 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Chantelle says:
20 July 2015 at 12:31

I am a commissioner earner and received a tax directive for 18% from SARS for the 2015 tax year. What benefits are there to having a tax directive? Will I have to pay back on my tax return or will SARS calculate my tax at 18% according the tax directive?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
20 July 2015 at 21:09

You may have to pay in to SARS as the directive only states that tax be withheld at 18%. However SARS will take your overall income less allowable expenses and then determine the tax which may or may not be more than 18%.


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