Resident – the South African Conundrum for UAE based Expats

The conundrum faced by most South Africans

Do not believe the articles and publications suggesting all SA Expats face a new tax charge as of 1 March 2020 (#Tax2020)

Only SA tax residents not having completed tax emigration (#taxmigration) not necessarily #FinancialEmigration, need to consider the new rules. Continue reading “Resident – the South African Conundrum for UAE based Expats”

Expats – the questions you should be asking

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How foreign employment income tax will impact South African expats

Blog updated 3 February 2019

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– the questions you should be asking

Expats living outside SA must first answer the following questions before they agree to emigrate financially: Continue reading “Expats – the questions you should be asking”

How foreign employment income tax will impact South African expats

Do not believe the fear mongers suggesting you must emigrate formally to correct non-compliance.

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The current hype into formal emigration being the absolute and final solution to escape the tax consequences of the new #Tax2020 rule has resulted in too many expats South Africans incorrectly opting for formal emigration. Continue reading “How foreign employment income tax will impact South African expats”

Tax free salary does not equate to tax non-resident

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South Africans living in the UAE (Dubai) or Qatar (Doha) not paying South African tax on their foreign earned salary,  in most cases will remain tax resident in SA.

The 183/+60-day rule only speaks to the (partial) exemption of remuneration from employment. South Africans will continue to pay SA tax on worldwide income from all Continue reading “Tax free salary does not equate to tax non-resident”

Formal Emigration – Not advisable for all!

Formal Emigration – Not advisable for all!.

First publisched by: http://www.bcbadvisory.com/formal-emigration-not-advisable-for-all/

Formal or financial emigration is the process to formally change your exchange control status from resident to non-resident. It is also sometimes known as Excon Exit.

Financial emigration will not affect a South African’s right to retain their South African citizenship or dual citizenship. It is thus a purely financial process.

Following financial emigration from South Africa, a person can remain tax resident in SA, based on the time spent in the country and subject to the double taxation agreement (DTA) in which the person will be living in future.

Tax emigration or exiting the SA tax system is not subject to formal emigration. Continue reading “Formal Emigration – Not advisable for all!”

FATCA in Afrikaans? BRS:AEOI? Is this Marmite on Toast you ask?

BRS: AEOImeans Business Requirement Specification: Automatic Exchange of Information

There is so many new tax acronyms, one can’t be blamed for not always knowing  the full phrase behind the tax acronym.

To guide you, we add a few new once, all from an SA perspective yet they are all well-known international acronyms or abbreviations.

Here they are, but it is not an exhaustive list: Continue reading “FATCA in Afrikaans? BRS:AEOI? Is this Marmite on Toast you ask?”

Ex-pat Pensioners enjoy Exchange Control Freedom

On our Exchange Control Blog we posted an interesting Exchange Control update (Circular 4 of 2014) refers. See http://wp.me/P4efR1-q

In short:

Ex-pat Pensioners residing abroad (not having formally emigrated) can now extract their monthly pension and retirement annuity income from South Africa (SA) without the need of a tax clearance certificate, despite living abroad as so called temporary non-residents. 

TAX ISSUES  Continue reading “Ex-pat Pensioners enjoy Exchange Control Freedom”

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