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Posted 20 August 2015 under Tax Questions



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Expat says:
20 August 2015 at 10:29

I have been working overseas since January 2011. I have informed SARS and they have supplied me with an email stating that I have been de-registered from income tax. I have no other income in South Africa. Do I still need to submit a tax return every year?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
20 August 2015 at 12:15

Please double-check below to ensure you are a non-tax resident in South Africa.
Am I a tax resident of South Africa?

However, from what you have described it sounds like you are and therefore would only need to complete a Tax Return if you earn income from a South African source.


Expat says:
20 August 2015 at 13:14

Thank you for your speedy reply

My dilemma lies in this...

I have not formally emigrated from South Africa but am a resident of the
country I work and live in whilst still holding a South African passport, being born in South Africa.

I have went through th link you sent and I am inbetween the yes and no options, obviously leaning more towards the no option.

So although I qualify for no tax on my salary. do I still need to submit a zero tax
return?

Very confused.

Thanks


TaxTimTaxTim says:
20 August 2015 at 19:32

No you do not need to submit a return.


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