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Foreign student earning salary and noticed 25% PAYU deduction??

Posted 8 January 2014 under Tax Questions



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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??

Hope to hear from you

Thx

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
9 January 2014 at 10:23

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.


Nana says:
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??


TaxTimTaxTim says:
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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