Hide
Earn under R350,000? Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.
Try Tim Now

Are we liable for SA tax on UK interest and rental income ?

Posted 24 January 2014 under Tax Questions



Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
I am living in South Africa ( dual nationality UK/SA) but not working. My only source of income is UK interest on savings and rental income from our house in UK. I pay tax in UK but from what I've read it appears I should be tax registered here. Is this the case?

If it is, how do I prove my income as the UK tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April . Would a copy of my UK tax return be sufficient proof of income? Would I need to worry about the date overlap ?

My husband is not working here either, he is a UK citizen and on a visitors visa. Is he liable for SA tax ?

This entry was posted in Tax Questions and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTimTaxTim says:
24 January 2014 at 21:50

How long have you been in South Africa for?


Confused says:
25 January 2014 at 7:04

We've been here without a break for 3 years


TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 January 2014 at 19:46

Technically you are not yet a tax resident of South Africa as you have not met the resident definition, however do you intend on making South Africa your permanent home?


Confused says:
27 January 2014 at 9:43

Yes, we bought a house here 3 years ago and we plan on making this our home provided that my husband can get permanent residence.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
27 January 2014 at 9:50

Well until your husband gets permanent residence and you have officially decided that South Africa will be your home, in which case you state that you are now a resident of South Africa for tax purposes, the tests of residency will apply to you in determining your tax status. Am I a tax resident of South Africa?


Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →