Hide
Earn under R350,000? Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.
Try Tim Now

Should you subtract VAT when calculating business expenses?

Posted 13 October 2014 under Tax Questions


Hello.
Is it me you're looking for?
I'll help you do your Tax Return with Confidence
Quickly, Easily
And Correctly
Do your own
Tax Online with Expert Help from Me, Step-by-Step.
LEARN MORE

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
I am a non-VAT registered, sole proprietor. When I deduct business expenses i.e. office equipment, phone costs etc. from my income to determine taxable income for the year, should I first subtract the 14% VAT portion of those expenses or am I allowed to "claim" the expense as-is?

For e.g. I buy an office desk for R2000.00 incl. VAT from a shop. Do I factor in R2000.00, or only R1754.39 as an expense?

This entry was posted in Tax Questions and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 October 2014 at 17:40

No you cannot deduct the VAT as you are no registered.


Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →

Hello.
Is it me you're looking for?
I'll help you do your Tax Return with Confidence
Quickly, Easily
And Correctly
Do your own
Tax Online with Expert Help from Me, Step-by-Step.
LEARN MORE