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Small salary - do I need to file a tax return?

Posted 2 March 2016 under Tax Questions


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Confused says:
2 March 2016 at 11:25

I don't get a very large salary and the whole Tax thing makes me quite nervous. I have used your calculator before and it shows that I don't pay any tax. My monthly salary is R5500. 00 and only UIF gets deducted. Do I still have to do a tax return? I have no idea how this works and want to do the right thing, but am at a loss at how at this moment. Please help!!!

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2 March 2016 at 12:29

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