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What Is Provisional Tax And When Do I Qualify For It?

During 2021, many South Africans were forced to start their own businesses to put food on the table, while others changed from traditional employees to contracted remote workers. Whether they retained a reduced salary or wholly embraced the responsibility of being an entrepreneur, it is important for these individuals to understand how the South African […]

VDP: The Secret Tax Weapon For The New Year

In preparing their submissions for the previous tax year, many taxpayers became aware of the true impact the last couple of years had on their finances. While some picked up minor discrepancies, others realised that their tax affairs were a mess. As 2022 kicks off, it is a brilliant time to address your tax concerns, […]

Double-Edged Sword

The SA Revenue Service (SARS) intends to change the way it calculates the effective tax rates of people who receive income from more than one source, one of those being a retirement fund. This will be introduced as from 1 March 2022. The aim is to prevent these taxpayers from accumulating large tax debts when […]

SARS’ New Letters of Non-Residency – Hidden Teeth

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has recently started issuing letters to taxpayers working abroad, confirming their change in status to non-residents for tax purposes. This is a somewhat peculiar development for expatriates who have previously ceased their tax residency, as they are now requiring an additional step to objectively support their non-residency as issued […]

DTA Misconceptions That Expats Must Know About

With 2022 around the corner, South Africans working abroad should start preparing themselves for the new year. While difficult to steer clear of misinformation on social medias, these common misconceptions about Double Taxation Agreements (“DTAs”) could help you to spot the snake in the grass.