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Married ICP (should we not be taxed as a couple i.s.o.a single person)?

Posted 23 June 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Fanie says:
4 June 2015 at 16:14

My wife and I are married In Community Of Property (Feb 1977). She stopped work 2002. Why do I still pay so much tax. My income is from my pension (Investment) and I do odd jobs throughout the year. My wife has no income. Should'nt we be taxed as a couple (2 People) instead of me being taxed as a single person? I submit my Tax Return on E-Filing.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
5 June 2015 at 8:16

Unfortunately the South African tax system does not tax couples as one taxpayer. The only time when you will only be taxed on half of your income because of being married in CoP will be from rental income on a property or interest or dividend income. Income due to employment will not be split and taxed in your hands only.


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