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Am I liable for SA tax?

Posted 27 November 2015 under Tax Questions


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Fred says:
25 November 2015 at 23:54

I am British, have my family and home in South Africa, work abroad for long periods of time and don't work in SA. Sometimes I take a long holiday at home - three or four months. I sign a contract for each company I work for abroad. Am I liable for SA income tax?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 November 2015 at 7:32

How long are you away for each time? How long have you been in SA?


Fred says:
27 November 2015 at 11:12

These are the number of days I was in South Africa, including travel days (flying out or landing):

2015: 154 4 2 = 160 days
2014: 10 7 15 3 = 35 days
2013: 23 146 14 = 183 days

I received my Permanent Residence permit on 9 December 2013.

I have paid full income tax in UK up to beginning of April 2014.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
27 November 2015 at 15:31

No you will not be liable for SA income tax for any of the income earned whilst you are outside SA.


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