EXPATRIATES’ FIRST SARS PAYMENT DUE AUGUST 2020: KNOW & PLAN YOUR TAX LIABILITY

Only someone with their head in the sand would not be cognisant that SARS must collect now more than ever due to the current flailing economy and a massive budget deficit. Expatriates are a key target in this plan and have generally been non-compliant. Let us compute and plan your future taxes, ensure you are safe and compliant, even help sue your delinquent tax professionals, if you have been misled on your compliance status.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

  • Only “take-home” salary is considered for tax purposes.
  • One does not need to submit a tax return if they feel they “tax-exempt” under the physical presence test (known as the “days test”) and ordinarily resident test.
  • Fringe benefits such as housing allowance and school fees are not taken into consideration in one’s total package.
  • You are automatically “tax-exempt” if there is a DTA in place between South Africa and the host country.