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Income whilst working outside of South Africa

Posted 12 August 2015 under Tax Q&A


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KA says:
9 August 2015 at 18:33

Can you please clarify this question for me: "Did you earn any income whilst working outside of South Africa?"
My answer is yes but this income is non-taxable in South Africa because I was not physically present in South Africa. I am only filing my income tax return do to a loss on my SA rental property.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
11 August 2015 at 11:09

Please answer the questions below to ensure your foreign income is exempt from South African tax:

Can I claim a portion of my foreign income as exempt?

You will need to include the exempt income under "Amounts not considered taxable" on your income tax return under the block for "Exempt amount i.t.o s10(1)(o)"

KA says:
11 August 2015 at 19:44

Sorry I should have clarified further.
The income is self-employment income and not income from an employer.
I believe s10(1)(o) is only applicable to employment income?

As non-resident, must I still declare this income as "amount not taxable" even thought it is not SA-source income?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 August 2015 at 11:01

You are correct, S10(1)(o) refers to income earned while employed under an employment contract. If you are non-tax resident in South Africa (which it sounds like you are) then you only need to declare income earned from a South African source.


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