Do I pay tax on my money earned abroad?

Yes, if you are:

  • a South African tax resident with foreign employment, live 183 days outside South Africa during a 12-month period, from which 60 days are continues, you will be taxed for foreign employment income exceeding R1.25 million, according to the new 2020 tax law.
  • a South African tax resident, you will be taxed on South African and worldwide income.

No, if you are:

  • a South African non-tax resident, as you will only be taxed on South African-source income.

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