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Is a work visa a requirement when you submit returns as a foreigner

Posted 23 September 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Troy says:
22 September 2015 at 9:36

As a foreign national, I currently hold a study permit for PhD but was fortunate enough to get work with a gross of R15000 monthly and some tutoring work with a gross of R6000 monthly. I am however concerned about the fact that I do not hold a work visa and whether this will be a factor should I want to submit tax returns.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
23 September 2015 at 17:36

Technically due to not having a work VISA you should not be able to earn money in South Africa, however you have earned and therefore should be paying tax. SARS does not ask for VISAs or permits when applying for a tax number. However they can of course speak to Home Affairs so it is best you get that permit to work.


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