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Where should a British citizen consulting for a Dutch organisation living in South Africa pay tax?

Posted 10 January 2014 under Tax Questions



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I am a permanent resident in South Africa, where I have been residing for over three years. I recently started a new job. I am paid as a consultant for a Netherlands-based company, and my pay is made to a UK (sterling) bank account, as I am a British citizen. Where should I pay tax, and must I bring my pay into South Africa within a certain time frame?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
10 January 2014 at 11:28

Do you pay taxes in UK?


SingingBird says:
10 January 2014 at 12:39

No, I haven't paid tax there since 2010. My previous employer was taking tax directly, but now I am a consultant.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
10 January 2014 at 19:57

Where would you say you are actually conducting your business to earn the income, South Africa?


SingingBird says:
11 January 2014 at 8:05

Yes


TaxTimTaxTim says:
13 January 2014 at 8:59

Given that you are working in South Africa to make your money, the standard international norm is for taxes to be paid here. Especially if you consider SA your home. You do not need to bring the money into South Africa yet, but for tax purposes given this is where you are residing and earning income whilst working in SA your taxes should be paid here.


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