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If one is not employed but gets donations for their upkeep, are they liable for tax?

Posted 3 November 2015 under Tax Questions



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Curious says:
3 November 2015 at 11:30

If one is not employed but gets donations for their upkeep, are they liable for tax?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
3 November 2015 at 16:25

If you are financially dependent on someone, the money you receive would not be seen as a donation and would not fall into the Income Tax Act.

Genuine "donations"/gifts between South African residents above R100,000 per annum are taxed at 20% in the hands of the donor (not recipient). Donations between spouses do not attract donations tax. Donations from an off-shore resident to a SA resident is also tax free.


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