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Tax clearance certificate for emigration

Posted 16 May 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Meganschwegmann says:
16 May 2016 at 13:15

I am joining my husband in the UK shortly and want to know if I will need a Tax Clearance certificate from SARS in order to leave the country on a one way ticket through my spousal settlement visa. We have no assets in South Africa and I was under the threshold regarding income tax (tax was paid by my employer and I never submitted a tax tax return). We may be coming back to South Africa at a later stage and do not want to give up residency.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
16 May 2016 at 18:22

No you will not need a tax clearance certificate to leave South Africa, this is only when you want to take all your assets or money out of the country upon exit.


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