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Filing elegibility

Posted 7 January 2015 under Tax Questions


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I had a question about weather I need to file a tax return for 2014. I have lived outside of SA for 15 years and completed financial emigration last year when I closed a retirement annuity. The amt I received was very small (under R25 000). I did not receive/earn any other income. I did not pay tax on the amt I received as it was below the threshold. I still need to deactivate my tax number. Could you please let me know if it is necessary to file a SARS return for 2014. Thanks!

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 January 2015 at 8:27

You should file the return as there will most likely be an IRP5/IT3a made available to you for the 2014 year. You can just file a nil return or if this document was given to you then only this, but naturally you won't have to pay any tax. When you close your tax number you will be required to do a final return anyway in order to close things out.


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