In determining whether one is a tax resident, you use two criteria: one is born in SA, the other if one resides in SA or has formally emigrated. I am in doubt - I am born in SA, moved to Europe 20 years ago, renounced SA citizenship and now have just moved back (on a foreign passport).
What is the definition of 'formally emigrated' and how to determine my tax status?
When you formally emigrated, did you give up your tax number as well?
Acesays: 24 November 2015 at 11:01
I left South Africa in 1995 and I do not know if I had a tax number back then.
Acesays: 24 November 2015 at 11:02
I was 19 and had only ever had an occasional job.
TaxTimsays: 24 November 2015 at 11:02
Then you would not be seen as a tax resident in South Africa until you meet the definition of a resident or if you intend to make South African your home again and state that clearly to SARS.
Acesays: 24 November 2015 at 11:12
Ok thanks! I have just moved back to SA in August and I am employed by a foreign company. I think I will need your services as I am also starting a company on the side in SA (different to my main job).
TaxTimsays: 24 November 2015 at 11:31
Will you be setting up a company or just running through yourself?
Acesays: 24 November 2015 at 12:04
I am setting up my own company (pty) ltd.
TaxTimsays: 24 November 2015 at 12:14
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