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Do I have to be registered with SARS if I don't work?

Posted 29 October 2012 under Tax Q&A


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I am a housewife and someone said to me that SARS must know of my existence. Is this true? Is it necessary to aggravate myself by standing in insanely long queues?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 October 2012 at 0:24

If you earn no income then you do not need to register as a taxpayer until you earn above R63 556 per year from salaried work or R20 000 from interest and dividends. Do you earn any income at all?

Charmaine says:
22 October 2012 at 14:28

Hi there. Thank you for the reply. I earn no money and don't even have a bank account.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
22 October 2012 at 14:37

You won't need to register as a taxpayer as you have no earnings and luckily for you SARS won't be knocking at your door any time soon:)


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