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The 183 days is it in a calendar year, financial tax year or 12 month period from day job started?

Posted 1 November 2013 under Tax Questions


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I am currently working in the DRC. I understand that my first stint has to be 63 days unbroken period out side of SA and then 183 days has to be done in 12 months. Please explain the 12 months. Is it a calendar year, is it a financial year, or is it 12 month period from the date we first left to work outside of SA to be exempt from tax.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
4 November 2013 at 10:00

It does not have to be 63 days in your first stint, you need to have 183 days in total outside of SA in a calender year at anytime and included in those 183 must be 60 days continuous. Can I claim a portion of my foreign income as exempt?


George says:
4 November 2013 at 10:40

Thanks for the reply. I started my job on the 24 Sept 2013 in DRC. I am currently doing my 63 days even though you say it can be done at another time. Is this correct? Next thing is, my 183 days will they now be calculated from 24 Sept 2013 to 23 Sept 2014 being a 12 month period? Please advise and thanks for the prompt reply.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
4 November 2013 at 11:14

Yes that is correct, the 183 days must be within a calender year, but in theory you could go for 6 months now and then count it from 6 months before until the end of the last 6 months. It is any calender year.


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