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Subsistence allowance claim

Posted 16 November 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Sara says:
16 November 2015 at 15:09

My employer gave me a subsistence allowance for local travel. But they have shown it under Code 3713 (other allowances) instead of under the subsistence allowance code. The subsistence allowance field on the tax return is greyed out and so is the other allowances field. How do I claim my expenses?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
16 November 2015 at 17:12

What rate does your employer reimburse you at? Do they use a daily rate?

Sara says:
16 November 2015 at 17:48

Yes it's a daily rate of R196 a day.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
16 November 2015 at 17:56

Do you mean under "other deductions" expense code 4017 is greyed out?

Sara says:
16 November 2015 at 20:47

Yes. 4017 (Expenses against local taxable allowance) and 4016 (Other deductions) are greyed out.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
16 November 2015 at 22:00

You need to ask your employer to reissue you with a new IRP5 reflecting your local subsistence allowance under code 3704. This will enable you then to claim related expenditure under code 4017.


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