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Living Abroad - nil return

Posted 21 January 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Gregor says:
20 January 2016 at 19:45

I have been working abroad for 2/3years in April, and was unaware I had to submit a nil tax return to SARS. I logged on and received a notice dated (current date - day of login)
Could you please confirm, I am not a provisional tax payer - do I have to file a nil tax return if no income in RSA
Also, what are the penalties for a late submisison of tax return (zero to pay)
How long to I continue to submit nil tax returns, or can you de-register?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 January 2016 at 8:30

It would be best to submit a nil tax return in the event that you do come back to SA or earn income in the future. You won't be subject to penalties for late submission.


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