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How do I claim tax back as a South African working outside of SA?

Posted 3 January 2013 under Tax Q&A


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Hi, I am a South African working outside South Africa, getting payed by a South African company into my SA bank account. The company pays my PAYE / Pay As You Earn. I am out the country for - 260 days a year, and have time period longer than 90 days consecutive outside of SA. How can I get my tax back?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
27 December 2012 at 8:58

When you file your tax return you would need to include the amount of time spent outside of SA. So there is a first question that asks "Did you perform any foreign services", click Yes to that and a section called Residency will appear where you will include the days spent outside of SA in the previous 2 years. You would also click Yes to the question that asks did you earn any amounts you considered non-taxable. In that section you must include the amount under the block asking about s10(1)(o).


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