South Africa expats in UAE face huge tax bills

Pedro Gonçalves
South Africa expats in UAE face huge tax bills

As South Africa is set to introduce an expat tax, South Africans in the UAE face huge tax bills on end of contract gratuities that were free of income tax. At the moment, South Africans working abroad for more than 183 days (of which 60 days are consecutive) were able to earn income free of South African tax. However, with the expat tax amendment to the South African Income Tax Act, to be introduced by March 2020, South Africans will be required to pay tax in SA of up to 45% of their fo...

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