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How do I pay tax as an independent contractor

Posted 18 November 2015 under Tax Questions


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Confused says:
17 November 2015 at 21:25

I am an independent contractor. I started working part-time but have since progressed to full-time. Previously I did not earn enough to qualify to pay tax. However, from the beginning of this year working full-time I would need to pay tax. I have been onto the SARS website which shows my ITA34. I submitted this to SARS and it came back that I don't owe anything, which I am not sure is true. I don't want to have any trouble with SARS for not paying. What is the best way to go about in this situation?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
17 November 2015 at 21:46

Did you complete a Tax Return (ITR12) and submit this to SARS?
Do your clients deduct tax before paying you?


Confused says:
17 November 2015 at 21:52

I did submit an ITR12. I am not sure whether clients deduct tax. I work for a small company and everyone is an independent contractor. My employer gets paid by the clients. I get my 'salary' paid to me by my employer, which varies slightly from month to month depending on the hours I worked that month.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
18 November 2015 at 11:08


You can always Request the Tax Return for Correction and resubmit if it is incorrect.


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