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SA resident working for a UK company earning a UK salary

Posted 31 January 2014 under Tax Questions



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I currently live and work in the UK and will be relocating to SA later this year.
I will continue to work remotely from SA for the same UK company who's sole business is carried out in the UK. They will continue to pay me a UK salary into my UK bank account and it will be taxed in the UK as usual. I intend to transfer that money to my SA bank account on a monthly basis.
Do I need to declare any of this to SARS considering it has all already been taxed?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
3 February 2014 at 6:01

Are you a South Africa citizen or from the UK originally?


UKemployee says:
3 February 2014 at 12:21

South African citizen originally. Moved to UK 8 years again and as such also have British citizenship. Plans now to move back to SA permanently.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
3 February 2014 at 14:40

Given that you will become a South African tax resident again you would be taxed on your world wide income which means that although everything is paid into your UK account, you would need to declare it in SA. The taxes paid in the UK would be offset against taxed paid in SA so you would never be taxed twice.


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