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Provisional Tax vs Personal Tax?

Posted 4 January 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Livewire says:
15 December 2015 at 15:42

I've recently started working for myself. I've registered a business (which will start trading in 2016) but have been working through my own bank account (for the last 6 months) on the side (~ R6000/m) while getting preparations complete. I registered myself as a provisional tax payer, and I want to know if I can de-register myself for personal tax? Do I just submit a blank personal tax sheet since I filled in a provisional one for myself?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
4 January 2016 at 8:26

You can deregister by going to your SARS eFiling profile and clicking the Tax Types tab and deselecting the Provisional Tax box. However you can never de-register for personal tax, this is always a requirement. The business you are running will no doubt pay you a salary which you will have to pay personal tax on a submit a tax return to SARS.


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