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If you're a freelancer who earns below R70 700, do you have to submit a provisional tax return?

Posted 14 November 2014 under Tax Questions



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I am a freelancer but I earned under the R70 700 threshold. Do I have to register for provisional tax? Some people have told me that I have to submit a provisional tax return anyway while reflecting on the return that my taxable income was zero. Seems stupid.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
17 November 2014 at 7:23

It is best to do because staying compliant with SARS benefits you by being able to provide a clean tax position to banks and other authorities that want to check you are tax compliant. Although you won't be paying any tax it just makes you 100% compliant.


Esmeralda says:
17 November 2014 at 9:20

Thank you. So I would just reflect on there that my taxable income was zero?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
17 November 2014 at 14:10

Yes and submit it like that.


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