Hide
Earn under R350,000? Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Get Tax Deadline Reminders, News and Tips
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.
Try Tim Now

Foreigner not yet working but receiving money from abroad

Posted 13 August 2015 under Tax Questions

Let TaxTim
help you
submit your
Tax returns!




TaxTim will help you:

  • Do Your Tax Return Easily
  • Avoid penalties
  • Maximise your refund
Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS
in just a few clicks!

Get started

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
Benedicte says:
12 August 2015 at 17:44

I'm a foreigner living in South Africa. I don't work yet but I receive money from overseas from my family. Like R 30 000 or R 20 000. I want to have an importer code and they require personal tax. I'm scared to go to SARS because I don't know if I will have to pay tax while I don't even work

This entry was posted in Tax Questions and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 August 2015 at 16:59

No you will not have to pay tax on money received from non South Africans and you can get a tax number without earning income.


Get Tax Deadline Reminders, News and Tips
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →

Let TaxTim
help you
submit your
Tax returns!




TaxTim will help you:

  • Do Your Tax Return Easily
  • Avoid penalties
  • Maximise your refund
Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS
in just a few clicks!

Get started