Hi Tim - Thanks as always for an excellent service - I have been using TaxTim for about two years now.
My Question is regarding business seminars and training courses to further your working skillset. For instance I went on a sales training seminar voluntarily. I work as a commission-based sales executive. Can I claim the cost of this course back from SARS?
If you are commission based then yes you will be able to claim these costs, provided they are on an upskill basis and not something like a degree or MBA type thing.
Thanks for the great words of encouragement!
Oliversays: 20 November 2014 at 0:29
Thanks so much for the answer
Please can you elaborate and let me know: 1. What classifies as an upskill basis? 2. What section do I claim them under (ie 4016 other?) 3. Can I claim the full amount (the full amount was used for my sales)
As always, appreciate your help
TaxTimsays: 20 November 2014 at 7:34
Yes you would claim these costs under OTHER and the full amount is claimable. Just keep your invoices etc. A short temp course would qualify, like a day or half day type seminar.
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