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#Budget2022 | South African Expats Remain Top Priority For SARS

The Budget Review 2022 was far from a “good news” budget for South Africans working abroad (“expats”). For the 5th consecutive year, there has been changes proposed that clearly indicate that SARS is still targeting expats and view them as low-hanging fruit to boost revenue collection.

Tax Non-Residency And Property In South Africa

Tax Non-Residents can acquire and sell South African immovable property in South Africa as there are currently no restrictions prohibiting them from doing so. The only restriction is that illegal aliens may not own immovable property in South Africa.

You Are No Longer Residing In South Africa, But Did You Let SARS Know?

South Africans working abroad seldom follow the correct procedures when it comes to matters pertaining to tax. Most of the concerns originate from the uncertainties surrounding the ceasing of their tax residency, with many not even sure what the term really means. With the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on high alert for non-compliant expats, […]

What Is A Tax Diagnostic?

Given the nature of finances, particularly the tax component of finances, it is fair to say that it is a complex and ever-changing part of life. No matter how up to date you think are, once you start relooking your tax obligations, you will probably find that things are never quite as rosy as they […]

3 Questions SA Expats Must Ask About Tax Residency

Access to current information has become the saving grace for expatriates. However, with the advent of social media platforms, came an accompanying surge of opportunistic advisors who unknowingly, and sometimes knowingly, mislead vulnerable expatriates in their quest for clarity, and in so doing, potentially harm their relationship with the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”).

2021 Tax Proposals Signed Into Law – 5 Key Changes

The President has given effect to the 2021 tax proposals by signing three tax Acts into law. On 14 January 2022, the President gave his assent to the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act No. 19 of 2021 (“Rates Act”), the Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 20 of 2021 (“TLAA”) and […]