Taxation in South Africa

Your guide to taxation in South Africa

As an expatriate, your financial plans will need to be flexible enough to meet changes in your lifestyle, such as becoming tax resident in South Africa.

Careful planning can help you boost your finances by preventing tax from eroding your savings and investments unnecessarily, but it does not have to be complex. 

When considering your return to South Africa, it’s important to understand your South African tax status and how the tax system back home could impact your finances.

By staying up to date with the latest reliefs and allowances and investing your money in tax-efficient products, you can ensure that you don’t pay any more tax than you need to.

International life plans taken out, while you are an expatriate, can play an important role in your financial planning as they can help you achieve tax efficiency when you return to South Africa.

The information provided here does not constitute investment advice or an offer to provide any product or service by Friends Provident International.

Please seek professional advice, taking into account your personal circumstances, before making investment decisions. We can accept no liability for loss of any kind incurred as a result of reliance on the information or opinions provided here.

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