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 ?
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?
Confusedsays: 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.
TaxTimsays: 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?
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