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UAE employment income received 2009 - 2015

Posted 24 March 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Dirk says:
23 March 2016 at 16:37

I was employed by a UAE company from March 2008 to Sept 2015. I did not emigrate to UAE and always had the intention of tax returning to SA. I was never more than 30 days in total in SA when visiting family before I left for UAE again to continue employment. Will my employment income earned for this period be taxable in SA? Where do I include this on my tax returns when completing them for SARS?

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24 March 2016 at 14:06

Based on what you have described, it sounds like this foreign income would be exempt in South Africa. Please work through the questions: Can I claim a portion of my foreign income as exempt? and follow the instructions on the bottom of the page which explains where to declare on your tax return.


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