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Tax on income working permanently in the UAE and declaring of such.

Posted 23 September 2013 under Tax Questions


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Hi Tim,
I left SA on 1/9/2011 to take up a permanent employment in UAE, with a UAE company. I also took up residency in the UAE. I sold all my fixed assets in SA, except for my primary residence, which I left for the children to complete their university studies from. I didn't have any intention to return to SA and wanted to relocate elsewhere, after my pension. Unfortunately I was retrenched w.e.f. 10/12/2012 and I returned to SA on 18/12/2012. I visited SA in Nov 2011 for 10 days in Oct 2012 for 5 days. I only started to earned an income in SA in February 2013.
My questions:
1. Is my income in the UAE taxable.
2. Do I have to declare my UAE income in the 2012/13 return?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 September 2013 at 8:42

Did you come to SA anytime between November 2011 and October 2012?


Villa59 says:
25 September 2013 at 12:00


Yes, I was in SA between 28 Oct 2011 and 11 Nov 2011 and again between 23 Oct 2012 and 28 Oct 2012


TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 September 2013 at 12:38

Your income in the UAE is not taxable as you meet the requirements of exempt foreign income. You would ordinarily need to file this income on your return, there is a section under, "amounts considered not taxable" that you could include this figure in next to s(10)(1)(o) income.


Villa59 says:
26 September 2013 at 18:44

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated!!!


TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 September 2013 at 22:36

Only a pleasure!


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