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How much rent is allowed before tax and when do we have to register only once the rent is paid?

Posted 24 May 2015 under Tax Questions

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Smiley says:
19 May 2015 at 13:21

Hi Tim I have a student who is paying me rent in a 2 bedroom semi-detached. He started paying rent in February 2015 when do I have to register as a provisional taxpayer? Is it only once you've earned more than R30 000 for that year? Then I will have to register next year then in Feb 2016?

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20 May 2015 at 11:26

Yes, you would only need to register once you hit that threshold. However you will still need to declare the rental income less any expenses in each tax return.


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