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I will be working outside of South Africa for a year at a time. Will I still be liable for tax?

Posted 26 September 2013 under Tax Q&A


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As from November, I will be working outside of South Africa earning dollars. I will only come back for 30 days a year for my leave. My wife and children will still be living here, so I need to send money for them to live. Will the money I send be liable for South African tax?If I rather have my foreign salary paid into my South African bank account, Would that be taxed?Thanks a million.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
26 September 2013 at 22:39

Will you be working for a South African company still or a foreign company? You will be entitled to exempt income if you meet the required conditions set out in Can I claim a portion of my foreign income as exempt?.

Mark says:
27 September 2013 at 22:07

Hi Tim,
Thanks for your reply.
I will be working for a foreign company.
Mark

TaxTim TaxTim says:
29 September 2013 at 21:02

As long as you meet those criterion set out in the link above it will not matter where the funds are sent as they will not be taxable in SA.


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