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Do I need to register as a provisional taxpayer?

Posted 4 February 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Don says:
4 February 2016 at 9:09

I am permanently employed but have recently started a different business on the side as a sole proprietor ( but the "Company" has its own bank account). Please advise whether I need to register as a provisional taxpayer for this business, and if so, do I need an accountant to do the process and claim back any deductions?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
4 February 2016 at 15:47

If you earn income from running your own business then yes, you should register for provisional tax and pay tax 2-3 times per year on your net income. You can register for provisional tax on SARS eFiling.

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