TaxTim provides expert assistance at every step of the way - we'll make sure you include all the right information for every deduction, resulting in your maximum possible tax refund. With our helpdesk available to help any time, we make tax as easy as 1,2,3!
Save on expensive tax practitioner fees with professional tax assistance from just R249. TaxTim helps you step-by-step to complete your tax returns quickly, easily and correctly in under 20 minutes!
Skip the queues! You can do your own tax return easily and conveniently online, and get finished with tax in 20 minutes or less. TaxTim contains the knowledge of professional tax practitioners and will guide you step-by-step. It's easier than you think :)
As of July 2013 SARS declared it illegal for anyone other than a registered tax practitioner to assist people with doing their tax returns. Unless the person you know is a tax practitioner, them doing your tax return can lead to trouble for both of you.
This year try TaxTim - our service offers the knowledge and expertise of a trained tax professional, with an easy-to-use friendly interface.
You've come to the right place! TaxTim has made tax easy for over 4.4 million South Africans to date. Our service asks simple questions one-by-one, then fills in your tax return for you. We skip all the complicated stuff and allow you to do your own tax return quickly, easily and with confidence!
All expenses you incurred in producing the income earned as a sole prop. They have to be legitimate business expenses and you have to maintain records and proof.
CopyEdsays: 1 March 2013 at 14:42
"Expenses incurred in producing the income earned as a sole prop" seems a bit open to interpretation, and I'm terrified of making a mistake! I'm a freelance editor/writer. I work from home mostly, but I'm often required to spend long periods of time (up to two months at a time) onsite at the client's offices.
Another income stream that I have is a sleep-training service for babies. This entails people coming to my home for consultations. I provide them with refreshments and ensure my home is maintained and clean as I also use it as a business premises.
Bearing this in mind, can I claim for the following expenses, and if so, in what ratio?:
Clothing Fuel Electricity Cellphone expenses Domestic worker Gardener Household maintenance services Security services (armed response) Insurance (motor & household) Medical expenses (doctor's consultations and medication) Cleaning products Tea, coffee and other refreshments Telephone bill including Internet service
...and if there are any other 'surprise' things I can claim for, I'd like to know.
Thanks so much :)
TaxTimsays: 4 March 2013 at 12:42
In a general sense you would be able to claim all the expenses/costs that you had relating to the income you earned. There must be a direct relation and it must have happened because you worked/produced/manufactured etc something or performed an activity which resulted in income.
Where you have expenses that are both personal and business you should, if possible split them up between personal and business, but if not then you need to find some way of allocating them. For travel costs, the best way would be to keep a log book and determining what was traveled for business as a percentage of over all travel and using the percentage to work out business travel expenses such as petrol, maintenance and
Medical expenses are claimed in your personal name and not as part of the business so this will be done with all your personal items.
The list above, anything business related can be claimed, anything other than medical expenses for personal use cannot be claimed.
Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.