Hi Tim,I am responding to your answer to a question: https://www.taxtim.com/blog/how-do-i-know-if-i-am-a-tax-resident-of-south-africa#comment-1301I don't seem to be able to respond within the thread.I am in a similar position - also a UK national on a local contract since April 2012 (first two years on an intra-company transfer visa, now on a general work permit) and it looks like I might have to work on projects outside SA.If I do this and reduce my tax liability, what does this do to my application for permanent residence that I will make after I have been in SA for 5 years? Does the time outside the country, not paying tax, get deducted from my qualifying period? If the time outside the country exceeds 183 days in a year does this have a different effect than if it is less than 183 days?Thanks for you assistance.Rob
When you are in your 6th year, and the test for tax residency becomes important, then the number of days becomes important. The total for the preceding 5 years is what is important, so it would all be a matter of the total.
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