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Can a non-resident South African citizen take out inheritance from SA?

Posted 23 August 2013 under Tax Questions



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I've lived out of SA for 22 years and have held dual nationality (SA and UK) for the last 12 years. I rarely visit SA and have not spent more than 3 weeks there in any of the last 20 years. My question is about inheritance. If I inherit in SA, will I be allowed to take my inheritance out of SA? I have never formally emigrated, still hold a SA passport in addition to my UK one and have no assets in SA. Would it make things easier if I renounced my SA citizenship?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 August 2013 at 17:29

How much is the inheritance, if it is less than R4m then you can use your foreign allowance to take the funds out of SA without any hassle involved.


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