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Tax refund, working abroad less than 60 consecutive days, and less than 183 days cumulative.

Posted 6 August 2015 under Tax Questions



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John says:
5 August 2015 at 19:30

I worked 80 days outside of South Africa in the 2014 tax year. I was employed by a South African company, but was stationed on a Turkish mine site for works conducted. It was not 80 consecutive days, with trips usually 2-3 weeks at a time. Am I eligible for any tax refunds?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
6 August 2015 at 0:27

Unfortunately not, if you are a South African tax resident you would need to have worked outside SA for longer than 183 days in a 12 month period.


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