- Nov 27, 2012
^^^^ ThisNot necessary. Expat tax is for those that fail the tax residency test. The only reason this expat tax thing is doing the rounds (again) is because so many people are leaving SA and the companies that do financial emigration saw a gap in the market to exploit. Unless you need to get your Retirement Annuity funds out of the country there is no need to financially emigrate, just make sure you file a 0 return for SARS each year and make sure you stay and earn in the country abroad and there is nothing they can do.
The tax targets those that go abroad periodically and work in different countries or for people that stay in SA but are employed abroad (hence taxing salary abroad where money is earned as well as locally in SA).