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SARS – How to Claim for home office expenses

When will I be able to claim home office expenses? If you are an employee who works from home and has set aside a room to be occupied for the purpose of “trade”, e.g. employment, you may be allowed to deduct certain home office expenses for tax purposes calculated on a pro-rata basis.  Provided that […]

SARS – What you need to know to claim for travel.

When can you claim for travel? If you receive a travel allowance from an employer or principal, you can claim a deduction on assessment of your annual income tax return for the use of a private motor vehicle for business purposes. What do I need to do? Firstly, record your motor vehicle’s odometer reading on […]

SARS and NPA: Joint media statement on prioritising tax crime

Tshwane 14, 2021 – The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) – Mr Edward Kieswetter, and the National Director for Public Prosecution (NDPP), Advocate Shamila Batohi, have agreed to further enhance collaboration and deal with key challenges of tax crime and non-compliance, eroding the tax revenue base and the integrity of the tax system. […]

Understanding income tax as a freelancer

  Imagine sliding into your home office with comfy pants, a notebook, and the aroma of coffee. Working for yourself certainly seems appealing. But, unlike those working for a company, you will have the added responsibility of taking care of your income tax. Freelancers receive a variety of payments throughout the year and, in addition […]