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  1. G

    Would this get me in trouble with SARS?

    So I'm going to be doing some freelance work for a UK client. GBP500/month totalling GBP3500. It's not a lot but it'll push me into the next tax bracket. So I'm wondering if I can get away with declaring it as a gift or if that's just a terrible idea?
  2. M

    SARS E-Filing 2021/22

    It's that time of the year again. Any tips? Start getting your backup info ready. Filing Season 2022 for Individuals Individual income tax return filing dates 1 July to 24 October 2022 Taxpayers who file online Taxpayers who cannot file online can do so at a SARS branch by appointment only...
  3. Jp Van Eeden

    Can't get my ID or Tax number for new job.

    Hey all. Got quite the situation here and it's a doozy. I'm going to try to break it down the best I can so it's not super wordy and long. - I just got a new job, need a new ID so I can get my Tax number from SARS. (Note: I don't have a driver's license.) - I'm not registered for eFiling or...
  4. Nod

    COVID-19 vaccines may trigger superimmunity in people who had SARS long ago

    Source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/covid-19-vaccines-may-trigger-superimmunity-people-who-had-sars-long-ago Link to study: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2108453
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is how you can get your tax clearance certificate online

    This is how you can get your tax clearance certificate online If you are emigrating, investing large sums offshore, bidding on a tender, or simply need to prove your good standing with the taxman, you will need to use the Tax Compliance Status service on the eFiling portal of the South African...
  6. M

    SARS E-Filing 2020/21

    It's that time of the year again. Any tips? What is it that I hear that I need a new browser to complete my E-filing? Is this true? Filing Season 2021 for Individuals Individual income tax return filing dates 1 July to 23 November 2021: Taxpayers who file online Taxpayers who cannot file...
  7. Chris

    SARS plans to go after taxi owners for tax avoidance

    SARS plans to go after taxi owners for tax avoidance Plans are afoot by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) to address tax avoidance in the country’s minibus taxi industry, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has revealed. Tax avoidance, the Minister said in a Parliamentary response, was...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    SARS wants IT specialists to help modernise its tax compliance system

    SARS wants IT specialists to help modernise its tax compliance system The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced hundreds of vacancies for skilled workers across various fields as part of its plan to modernise its tax compliance systems with new and evolving technologies. “SARS is...
  9. J

    SARS still using Flash Player despite security risks

    SARS still using Flash Player despite security risks The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is still using Adobe Flash Player on its eFiling online portal despite the platform being discontinued at the end of 2020. This issue came to light after eFiling users complained that they were having...
  10. Vorastra

    SARS hits Guptas with major tax bill and unearths R105m in mystery payments

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-09-20-sars-hits-guptas-with-major-tax-bill-and-unearths-r105m-in-mystery-payments/
  11. M

    Outstanding Income Tax and Sale of Property

    Quick question. I have a family member who wants to sell his house but he owes a substantial amount of tax to SARS. The funds owed to SARS are because of dual income for years. He has been taxed individually for both incomes, but the combined income is taxed at a higher tax bracket. Will the...
  12. RedViking

    Foreign Business TAX

    If said company is established in another country but does not operate in South Africa and I am for example 35% shareholder in the company. What steps do I need to take to be TAX complaint? Do I only declared dividends/income paid out to me?
  13. M

    SARS E-Filing 2019/20

    Does anyone know when individual tax return filing season starts? Is it still 1 July?
  14. J

    South Africa lost R15 billion in taxes due to cigarette and alcohol ban

    South Africa lost R15 billion in taxes due to cigarette and alcohol ban South Africa lost between R14 billion and R15 billion in taxes because of the ban on alcohol and cigarette sales during the lockdown. This is feedback from South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Edward...
  15. J

    SARS commissioner says it is a good idea to open up ecommerce

    SARS commissioner says it is a good idea to open up ecommerce SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter said ecommerce holds great potential for South Africa and should be opened up. Online shopping remains heavily restricted in South Africa despite other countries allowing unfettered ecommerce...
  16. M

    SARS Tax Bands in other formats

    Where and how can I get SARS Tax Bands in formats other than PDF??? The SARS website only provides the tax bands in PDF format. I would like to develop a payroll system and I need a format which any software can read e.g. Microsoft Excel
  17. C

    SARS - The 183-day / 60 Continuous Day Test

    Hi Just a quick question. I've googled this question numerous times without success. I know there are a lot of factors involved, but can someone just clarify the following for me please? As a simplified example - say a person was continuously working outside of SA for 7 months (±210 days)...
  18. J

    SARS IT head leaves

    SARS IT head leaves The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has terminated the services of suspended executives Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane and Luther Lebelo with immediate effect. In a brief statement on Wednesday, SARS said the move is part of Commissioner Edward Kieswetter’s commitment to...
  19. bluebirdy

    Residence Based Tax

    Hey guys, I'm trying my best to understand the qualifications for paying tax if not living in the country for a considerable part of the year. I was under the impression that the rule was quite straightforward unfortunately I've come across a few things that have confused me on SARS website -...
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