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Will I pay SA tax on my UK pension and lump sum from deferred pension received in SA?

Posted 1 April 2014 under Tax Q&A


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I have lived in SA for 40 years and have just started receiving the portion of the UK pension that I am entitled to, will I have to pay SA tax on that. Also, because of my deferred pension and the choice of lump sum or extra pension, if I choose the lump sum and have it sent here will I have to pay SA tax, I can tell you the amount of the lump sum if you need to know it.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
1 April 2014 at 13:46

There is no tax on foreign pensions received if that pension related to income earned whilst not in South Africa or paying tax on that income in South Africa.

Pam says:
1 April 2014 at 14:04

The last time I earned an income in the Uk was 40 years ago so I guess I won't be paying SA tax on my lump sum, thank you for your help Tim.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
1 April 2014 at 14:04

Only a pleasure!


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