ARTICLES RELATING TO EXPATS

SA expats send money home to help aging parents and more

2019-10-30 19:36

Remittances from overseas are a lifeline for many South Africans, says Richard Ambrose, CEO of Azimo.

These are the best places for expats - HSBC study

2019-07-04 13:38

Switzerland has knocked Singapore off its perch as the world’s top-ranked destination for expatriates.

Financial emigration: What it involves

2019-04-07 19:45

A forex expert explains the ins and outs of financial emigration - an exchange control matter that allows a South African to be classified as a non-resident.

Expat tax is ultimately fair - expert

2019-03-24 13:58

The 'hype' created about changes to the SA Income Tax Act relating to exemption of employment income earned abroad, is clouding its fairness, says an expert.

Treasury, SARS not budging on expat tax

2019-03-11 18:02

National Treasury and SARS held a workshop where they got feedback from financial experts on practical issues regarding the foreign income tax exemption, but they are not budging on the actual amendment.

A startup has landed R140 million to popularise biltong in America – at R1,800 a kilo

2018-09-26 06:15

Earlier this year Stryve Biltong bought out first Biltong USA, then Braaitime, two companies founded by former South Africans. Now it has a war chest it intends to use proclaiming biltong to be superior to pathetic US attempts to dry meat.

Thinking of working abroad? Here are the top 10 countries for women to pursue a career

2018-03-20 11:12

This is where you should go if you've been dreaming about living full-time outside South Africa for a few years.

Why Treasury wants to keep the 183 day rule for expat taxpayers

2017-09-20 16:18

National Treasury believes that the 183 day threshold for South Africans working outside the country should remain in the proposed amendments to the tax laws.

Treasury urged to review double tax on expat workers

2017-08-29 13:14

Tax experts have urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the economic implications of repealing the exemption on taxes for South Africans who work overseas.

You can't live in a world without taxation, says Treasury

2017-08-16 09:39

Government’s bid to repeal the foreign employment income tax exemption is not a “crazy proposal” compared to other tax jurisdictions, says National Treasury's Ismail Momoniat.

 

Everything South Africans need to know about expat tax

2019-07-23 10:08

From March 2020, “expat tax” could be in full force and many South Africans abroad are uncertain about what this will mean for their forex flow. Here are five things you need to know.

FACT CHECK: Do 8 professionals leave South Africa for every one that comes in?

2019-06-26 07:00

A radio show on South Africa’s “brain drain” heard that for every single professional that migrates to the country, eight others leave. But is there a way to prove that this is true? Africa Check reports.

Expat tax: Financial emigration could cost you - and it's not so simple, experts warn

2019-03-26 07:53

Financial emigration should not be implemented as a knee-jerk reaction to new South African expatriate tax laws, caution financial experts.

Expat tax: SARS at risk of losing even more money

2019-03-13 05:00

Expat amendments to the SA Income Tax Act, which is supposed to generate further revenue for the country, will probably create the opposite effect, warns a tax expert.

Expat tax: Treasury willing to hear concerns about new amendments

2019-02-25 15:38

National Treasury has invited key stakeholders to a workshop early in March to address continued concerns around the amended foreign income tax exemption.

The land of all

2018-04-16 13:15

South Africa is home to beautiful landscapes and diverse cultures. Others come here as internationals and leave as South Africans because of the place this land harbours in their hearts.

Moving abroad? Try these countries for biggest expat pay hikes

2017-09-27 20:56

Expatriates moving to Switzerland earn an average of more than $193 000. That’s the highest in the world and 54% more than if they’d stayed at home

Parliament hears about 'fake' expat tax proposals

2017-08-29 20:01

South Africans initially thought the proposed repeal of a provision that exempts those who work overseas from paying tax in the country, was fake news, Parliament hears.

New tax plan for overseas work will have hefty impact - expert

2017-08-19 16:00

National Treasury’s proposal to repeal an exemption to avoid double taxation of South Africans who work abroad will have a far-reaching impact on a number of individuals, says a tax expert.

Treasury set to tighten tax noose on expat workers

2017-08-15 14:02

There are clearly many South African tax residents who earn money abroad and are not declaring that income to the SA Revenue Service, says National Treasury.

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