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SARS tax when already living in Canada?

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MRH

Hi guys

 

I would like to know if any of you already  living in Canada still pay SARS taxes or even submit an annual income tax return to SARS annually (even if it is a zero-return)?

 

 

 

Thanks

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LidiaS77

Hi MRH,

Yes, we still file zero-returns with SARS every year. We've been living in Canada for almost 3 years. As far as I know you need to do this, unless you've immigrated financially. We only pay tax in Canada though. According to the double taxation treaty between South Africa and Canada we are regarded as Canadian residents for tax purposes and the type of income that we earn (salary) mean that we pay tax in Canada only. Other types of income might have other rules on where you pay tax or how tax is divided between the two countries e.g. royalties, income from property located in SA etc. so it's important to find out which rules would apply to you. Also keep in mind that the double tax treaty between South Africa and Canada take precedence over either country's domestic laws and being a "resident for tax purposes" is completely separate from being a "permanent resident" or "citizen" of a country.

Here is some more discussions about this:

http://www.sacanada.org/topic/22381-south-african-expat-tax-law/

http://www.sacanada.org/topic/22380-do-i-need-to-unfriend-sa-re-taxes/

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MRH
15 hours ago, LidiaS77 said:

Hi MRH,

Yes, we still file zero-returns with SARS every year. We've been living in Canada for almost 3 years. As far as I know you need to do this, unless you've immigrated financially. We only pay tax in Canada though. According to the double taxation treaty between South Africa and Canada we are regarded as Canadian residents for tax purposes and the type of income that we earn (salary) mean that we pay tax in Canada only. Other types of income might have other rules on where you pay tax or how tax is divided between the two countries e.g. royalties, income from property located in SA etc. so it's important to find out which rules would apply to you. Also keep in mind that the double tax treaty between South Africa and Canada take precedence over either country's domestic laws and being a "resident for tax purposes" is completely separate from being a "permanent resident" or "citizen" of a country.

Here is some more discussions about this:

http://www.sacanada.org/topic/22381-south-african-expat-tax-law/

http://www.sacanada.org/topic/22380-do-i-need-to-unfriend-sa-re-taxes/

LidiaS77 and all others who replied

 

Thank you so much- your answers have really helped!

 

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