Blog Q&A Calculators Students Logbook Contact
Earn under R350,000?Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Don't Overpay Tax in 2017

  Make Tax Returns Quick & Easy.
  First time users SAVE 15%!

Click here

I was living abroad for a couple of years studying and working, do I need to do a return?

Posted 24 February 2014 under Tax Q&A


Let TaxTim
help you
submit your
Tax returns!


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Get started

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
I was wondering, I've been a student for the last 2 years in the U.K and worked during the third earning less than about 170,000 rand. Whilst I was studying I visited South Africa for about 2 weeks to sell some land at a loss, would I need to do a return this year as I was principally overseas? I have never worked in South Africa prior.

This entry was posted in Tax Q&A and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
25 February 2014 at 17:53

You would not need to submit a return, however if you did to record the loss from the sale of the land then you could carry this forward against any future capital gains you may make in order to reduce the tax.


Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Let TaxTim
help you
submit your
Tax returns!


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Get started

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!