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Is my overseas earning exempt from tax?

Posted 23 January 2014 under Tax Questions



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I was working in USA from October 2012 to May 2013 (without coming back home)
I paid Fed and State tax in USA over the period.
So for the 2013/2014 individual tax year.
I was out the country for more than 60 days in one go but not more than 183 in this particular tax year.
Questions are:
1. Are my earnings overseas exempt? or if not
2. Will I include the earnings and get a taxable deduction for foreign taxes paid?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 January 2014 at 16:26

Were you only outside of SA for that period?


Jake says:
23 January 2014 at 20:48

I was in Zambia for 4 months on and off.
Total of around 80 days from August to December.
And in Mozambique for a further 10 days.


Jake says:
24 January 2014 at 9:45

From the 28 Feb 2013 - today I have been out the country for a total of 159 days.

But from the 3/11/2012 I have been out of the country for 277 days.

Is there any advantage here?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
24 January 2014 at 21:48

The act speaks of being out of SA for a calender year for which 183 days must be included in there and 60 days of them were continuous. Therefore if from 1/11/2012 you were outside of SA longer than 183 days and part of that period is the period you worked then yes the income earned will be exempt.


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