I am a Dutch student doing research work twice a week with a local university, I am legally allowed to work and earn a salary with the university. I however received my first payslip and notice PAYE deduction of 25%, will this money be lost or can I claim it back when I go back to Holland??
When you go back to Holland you will still be able to submit a South African tax return. Depending on your total income, you may be able to claim most of the taxes paid back once you have submitted your return.
Nanasays: 9 January 2014 at 10:36
Thanks for the quick reply, I am only working for a two months this tax year, what paper work should I ask for from my employer (IRP5??) or do I have to complete papers from my local government when I return to the Netherlands??
TaxTimsays: 9 January 2014 at 10:45
Did the register you for a tax number? If so then you will receive an IRP5 at the end of May, they can email it to you. If you have a local bank account in SA then when you file your return in July 2014 you can receive your refund there. It can all be done online.
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