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Allowable tax deductions for a company?

Posted 15 June 2016 under Tax Questions

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Mughman says:
15 June 2016 at 9:53

I work for myself running a trading business. I purchase a cell phone for my business for 10k and a coffee machine for my office for 12k. Are these fully deductible in the current tax year they were purchased?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
15 June 2016 at 10:23

The general rule is that assets with a cost above R7,000 should be capitalised i.e. not written off or expensed in full in the year of purchase. You can record wear and tear (i.e depreciation) over a set time period based on SARS prescribed rates. See our Wear and Tear calculator


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