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Posted 17 June 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Rockstar says:
16 June 2016 at 2:46

I am a South African citizen, working in the USA (on a work visa/permit). I have been studying and then working in the USA for the full tax year (Mar 2015 - Feb 2016). In total, I have been away from South Africa for 2 years. I pay taxes in the USA. Am I required to submit tax returns in South Africa? Do I just submit a nil amount, do I not submit anything at all or do I submit my US earnings and get double taxed? Thanks.

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17 June 2016 at 9:32

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