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What sort of tax should I register for as an independent IT contractor?

Posted 14 March 2014 under Tax Questions



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I'm an independent IT contractor working from home. I work for different clients at the same time. Some pay a fixed fee.

What sort of tax should I register for taking into consideration that I use my house, electricity, internet, etc?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
15 March 2014 at 16:28

You are already registered as an individual taxpayer, but would also need to register as a Provisional Taxpayer due to you not earning income from one source only.

If your net earnings are above R500 000 you could consider registering a company which may lower the tax burden all all your income.


Amukelo says:
15 March 2014 at 17:59

So where do I start being tax compliant?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
17 March 2014 at 9:45

You need to register for a tax number with SARS and thereafter will need to complete 2 Provisional Tax Returns per year and a final tax return each year.

Final returns are due by November at the end of the tax year which runs from March - February and provisional returns are due in August and February each year.


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