NEWS | NATIONAL TREASURY TAKES A VIEW ON FINANCIAL EMIGRATION

South Africa Bleeding Skills Not surprisingly, there has been an outflow of South Africans in recent years for various reasons, a top reason being the punitive “expat tax” regime promulgated in December 2017, and effective 1 March 2020.

NEWS | BUDGET SPEECH 2020 – GOVERNMENT LAST DITCH ATTEMPT DUE TO EXODUS OF SOUTH AFRICANS

In December 2017, the change to the foreign employment income exemption was promulgated into law. This has widely become known as the “expat tax”. The exemption at that point was capped at R1mil, meaning that South African tax residents earning foreign employment income above this threshold would no longer be exempt from tax in South […]

NEWS | UNDERSTANDING SOUTH AFRICAN EXPAT TAX

Amendments to the Income Tax Act will soon see all South Africans working outside the country’s borders contribute to the fiscus from 1 March.

NEWS | TAX D-DAY IS HERE: SA EXPATS IN FOR A BUMPY RIDE WITH SARS

South African legislation governing expatriate tax exemption is set to change dramatically from 1st March 2020, affecting South Africans worldwide. This includes anyone who has permanently settled in another country.

NEWS | SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW EXPAT TAX ‘A SCARE TACTIC – EXPERT’

Thousands of South Africans will be impacted by new amendments to the Income Tax Act which will come into effect from 1 March 2020, says Nicolas Botha, a senior financial emigration specialist at Tax Consulting SA.

NEWS | EXPAT TAX: COUNTDOWN TO IMPLEMENTATION KICKS OFF

An amendment to the Income Tax Act will bring considerable change to the expat landscape as from March 1, 2020. Jean du Toit and Jonty Leon are the technical editors of the publication “Expatriate Tax – South African Citizens Working Abroad and Foreigners in South Africa”.

NEWS | I WOULD LIKE TO EMIGRATE USING MY PROVIDENT FUND. HOW MUCH WILL I BE TAXED?

A Fin24 user planning to use their provident fund to emigrate wants to know whether they will be taxed after the first R22 500.

NEWS | KNOW WHEN YOUR TAX PRACTITIONER IS WORKING FOR SARS

SARS Views – Not a Law Unto Itself It is an unfortunate sight when tax advisors from varied backgrounds, but more so those who do not have a legal background, turn a blind eye to South African tax legislation and rather submit to the ever-dominating “views” of SARS.

NEWS | EXPAT TAX – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A recent amendment to section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, affecting South Africans working abroad, has resulted in major panic and concern. South African tax residents working abroad will now find themselves having to pay tax on their income insofar as it exceeds R1 million.

NEWS | ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPAT TAX IS NOW IN ONE PLACE

The impact of the future tax treatment of income earned by South Africans while they are living and working abroad has been widely publicised. It has also contributed to the first publication of its kind that deals with the tax considerations of South Africans abroad or those with international interests, and foreigners working and living […]