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Hi Tim, I left SA on 1/9/2011 to take up a permanent employment in UAE, with a UAE company. I also took up residency in the UAE. I sold all my fixed assets in SA, except for my primary residence, which I left for the children to complete their university studies from. I didn't have any intention to return to SA and wanted to relocate elsewhere, after my pension. Unfortunately I was retrenched w.e.f. 10/12/2012 and I returned to SA on 18/12/2012. I visited SA in Nov 2011 for 10 days in Oct 2012 for 5 days. I only started to earned an income in SA in February 2013. My questions: 1. Is my income in the UAE taxable. 2. Do I have to declare my UAE income in the 2012/13 return?
Did you come to SA anytime between November 2011 and October 2012?
Villa59says: 25 September 2013 at 12:00
Yes, I was in SA between 28 Oct 2011 and 11 Nov 2011 and again between 23 Oct 2012 and 28 Oct 2012
TaxTimsays: 26 September 2013 at 12:38
Your income in the UAE is not taxable as you meet the requirements of exempt foreign income. You would ordinarily need to file this income on your return, there is a section under, "amounts considered not taxable" that you could include this figure in next to s(10)(1)(o) income.
Villa59says: 26 September 2013 at 18:44
Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated!!!
TaxTimsays: 26 September 2013 at 22:36
Only a pleasure!
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