What is a tax residence?

Jigga says:
11 June 2020 at 19:37

What is a residence tax number for South African citizen? I would like to get some more clarification on this because I am not certain whether I am a tax resident in South Africa or whether I am not such.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 June 2020 at 15:38

An Income Tax Reference number is only issued by SARS when a person registers for Income Tax purposes.
A tax resident means that you are subject to paying tax on your income earned from South Africa and all over the world. Therefore, this must be declared in a tax return submitted every year to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Please refer to our blog: How do I know if I am a tax resident of South Africa? 

Please read our blogs on Am I a tax resident of South Africa? and How to Register for a Tax Number
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