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Can we combine our three taxpayers, i.e. my own, my wife and our family trust?

Posted 13 March 2014 under Tax Questions



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I am a Sassa pensioner and also a property valuer working for my own account from time to time for agreed upon fees. My wife, to which I am married out of comm. of property, helps me with the travelling by driving me around in her vehicles. We pay for the fuel and services from my bank account as well as from hers and she pays for the insurance. Our accommodation and food on the road is a big expenditure. At home, which is owned by our children, we uses an office and pay rent for it. We also have a Family trust account which we uses for buying a vehicle and other capital expenditure. Property rates and taxes, telephone, ADSL internet, cell phone and computer costs is paid by me.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 March 2014 at 9:57

Each person and Trust must be taxed separately and submit separate returns so it would be ideal to expense costs against income earned per taxpayer so there is no cross over of deductions which may cause you to lose the ability to make some deductions.


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