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I've left university as a teacher and left Sa to teach abroad while I was waiting for my Visa I did supply teaching for about a month. Then I left. I never registered with Sars and Im not sure how if I will get penalized. All my income is from abroad and I have proof. I will be sending my money home and returning for a period to wait for my visa renewals. Do I need to go register at Sars and will I be in trouble.
TaxTimsays: 22 May 2012 at 11:22
Thank you for the great question.
Before i can go ahead and answer the question, please let me know the following details:
What dates did you leave SA and for how long were you gone before you came back?
Were you ever working in South Africa before you left?
I can answer with more detail after i know those answers.
Should we have someone contact you privately?
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