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Don't let the taxman tax you twice

Jul 25, 2017

Come March 1 2019, every South African working abroad may be taxed in South Africa on their foreign employment income. If you are a 25% taxpayer in the foreign country, those equivalent earnings in South Africa would be subject to 45% tax. The foreign worker may then face a further tax bill of 20% in South Africa.

"Many South Africans working abroad may still be deemed to be ordinarily resident in South Africa. If you’re not deemed to be an ordinarily resident in South Africa, the proposed changes to the act would not affect you. The onus is on you to demonstrate this fact to the South African Revenue Service." Said Head of Wealth at Sable International, Mike Abbott. 

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