April 13, 2023

Flying towards a tax saving: Double Tax Agreement, or financial emigration?

Having visited over 12 international locations in 2022, and engaging with South African expatriates, we can attest to a recent report issued by the United Nations, which found that around 900 000 South Africans are already living and working overseas—and indeed, this may well be an understatement. The common misconception amongst expatriates, however, is that getting on a plane and leaving South Africa will trigger SARS to automatically regard them as non-resident taxpayers. This is certainly not the case, as the correct process must be followed to cease one’s South African tax residency status.  If not, SARS may audit the misinformed […]
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