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Working for a non SA company and working mostly out of RSA - do I have to pay tax?

Posted 2 September 2013 under Tax Questions



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Hi,

Thanks for all the info on your site! I have learned quite a bit.

My Question: I have not registered for tax and I have been working outside RSA for the past 3 years, I was out of RSA for 190 days in 2012 and 160 days in 2011 - do I have to pay tax? I work for a UK company but get my fees in an RSA account.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
2 September 2013 at 23:17

Were you out of SA for over a 183 days in a 12 month period over the 2011 and 2012 tax years with 60 of those being consecutive? If that is the case, then the income earned from working outside of SA, so the time spent outside of SA/365 multiplied by the income earned would be tax free. The rest of the income however would still be subject to tax as you are still a South African tax resident.


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