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Do I need to register for tax as I am a temp and I don't see any tax deductions on my pay slip

Posted 29 October 2012 under Tax Q&A

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I am not sure if I am earning under the bracket for tax deductions.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 October 2012 at 12:29

If you are earning under R63 556 for the entire 2012 tax year then you won't need to register. However in most cases the employer does take off 25% of the amount paid to you and pays it over to SARS which you will get refunded at year end. Are you under the threshold?

Sandy says:
29 October 2012 at 12:43

Hi my earnings before UIF is about R6300.00. So I am not sure if this is under R63 556 for the entire tax year. Would you calculate and please inform me.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 October 2012 at 14:03

Your employer should be taking off 25% based on that amount on earnings. How long are you temping for?

Sandy says:
29 October 2012 at 15:04

Hi I am temping with council from December 2010 till May 2011 also from August 2011 till 9 January 2012 and May 2012 till current - 15mths in all

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 October 2012 at 17:29

Have the council made you sign anything saying they are not withholding tax? You would either have signed something or they should have been deducting PAYE. I suggest going to your HR person and asking why they have not deducted tax. Let me know and then I can assist from there?

Sandy says:
30 October 2012 at 8:31

I should have mentioned that I am working in council as an agency temp ie Affirmative Portfolios so I will ask them why they are not deducting. I will let you know what they say.


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