Can South African expats change their tax residency in South Africa to non-resident?

Yes, you can change your South African tax resident status at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to a non-tax resident with a declaration on your South African tax return. You will be classified as a non-resident for tax purposes in South Africa if you do not meet the South African tax resident requirements. You can also obtain a “tax residency certificate” from your local tax authority in your new home country, stating that you are a tax resident of that country.

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