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Tax exemption on foreign employment income?

Posted 20 November 2014 under Tax Questions



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I own a consulting company and have been contracted to do work oversees.
I expect to be out of the country for more than 183 days including a period exceeding
60 consecutive days.

I believe I am eligible for the tax exemption on my income for the period.
However I am unsure if I am defined as an independent contractor?
I pay myself a monthly salary from the company and therefore I believe I should
be regarded as an employee and not an independent contractor.

Would SARS ask for proof of my being away from the country, if so what information
would they require?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
20 November 2014 at 16:20

They would require a letter or contract of employment, proof of being outside the country for work purposes through your passport. Please make use of our mini decision tree to see if you Can I claim a portion of my foreign income as exempt?


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