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Latest Posts in Tax Q&A

How much tax will be charged on N$550,000

Posted 28 July 2017

What is the tax payable of 550,000?

I sold two vehicles and bought one new vehicle how will I go about it?

Posted 4 July 2017

During the coarse of this financial year I had two vehicles which I sold in December and bought one new vehicle. How will I go about it.

This query relates to question 3629 "Did you purchase the vehicle you use for business purposes?" in the Motor Vehicle Expenses section.

WHERE DO I ENTER PENSION FUND REFUND?

Posted 30 June 2017

WHERE DO I ENTER PENSION FUND REFUND?

This query relates to question 3400 "Please enter the amount for "Other Income" received as per the certificate." in the PAYE 5 Employee Tax Certificate section.

Prior year taxable income?

Posted 29 June 2017

Please assist with my previous years taxable income declared

This query relates to question 3590 "What was your total income declared for the %prevseason1% tax year?" in the Additional Info section.

Other expenses incurred in the production of income

Posted 29 June 2017

On page 3 of the blue tax form, in the line "other expenses incurred in the production of income" I am entitled to deduct my contributions to an income protection policy. Where do I enter this amount on TaxTim?

This query relates to question 3883 "You are not subject to ring-fencing." in the Ring-fencing section.

2 tax certificates

Posted 29 June 2017

I have two (2) different tax certificates from different employers

On line tax return does not add up correctly?

Posted 29 June 2017

Hi, I have just completed your online tax return, but got stuck with the following problem: I have deductions for Provident Fund (N$33 906) and Retirement A/F (N$15 050) which add up to N$48 956. The online tax return add it up to N$40 000. Is there an explanation for this difference of N$8 956 when final computing of tax payable is done?

Brown to Blue Form

Posted 28 June 2017

How can I change my Tax Tim package from the brown to the blue form?

I was employed on contract but still get texts after the lapse.

Posted 28 June 2017

I was only employed 2013 with the government on contract and thereafter I went to further my studies meaning I have not been employed since then. However, I still receive texts each month. What do I need to do?

May I complete schedule 9 if property is registered in Close Corporation

Posted 27 June 2017

The property is registered in Close Corporation, may I claim

This query relates to question 3433 "Did you earn any rental income?" in the Rental Income section.

Tax reference number example

Posted 27 June 2017

Is the number 6-0/part of the PAYE Reference number

This query relates to question 3385 "Please enter the PAYE Reference Number as displayed on the PAYE 5 certificate. This number normally appears next to the tax year in the top right hand corner. It normally begins with a letter then a series of numbers and ends with a letter. It's NOT the number starting "6-0"." in the PAYE 5 Employee Tax Certificate section.

Using Employee Assist - used the link and still got a payment screen,

Posted 27 June 2017

This could be due to 2 things:

  1. You chose a YELLOW income tax return, which is for Provisional Taxpayers, Individuals with additional business or farming income. The Employee Assist packages does not cater for YELLOW tax returns. So please ensure if you have chosen the correct return, if you chose the YELLOW return by mistake, please contact TaxTim to assist with the change.
  2. You started your first return and then found an error and decided to start a new return or start from the beginning...


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Where is the voucher my Employer is paying for, via Employee Assist?

Posted 27 June 2017

So you are an employee and you received a Free Tax return, but when you complete your tax return you receive a payment screen, and then you try to enter a VOUCHER code to redeem the free tax return.

Please note using Employee Assist does not mean you receive a VOUCHER CODE.

It means you receive a UNIQUE LINK to the TaxTim website, which activates a free tax return for you personally.

Therefore you need use the TaxTim Employee Assist Voucher email sent, which contains your unique link....

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My return is not printing correctly!

Posted 27 June 2017

Various taxpayers have asked TaxTim why when they finished their tax returns and print the return, it prints 'funny':
  •  smaller than usual;
  •  printing the information on a blank page instead of in the return;
  •  printing blank pages
  • not printing the personal information in the correct spaces or on a seperate page.

This could be the web browser you are using. If you are using "Internet Explorer", the print settings are smaller and sometimes preset print setting will obscure the tax return printing. Unfortunately this cannot be fixed....

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What was your income declared in the previous year?

Posted 27 June 2017

We receive quit a few queries regarding the question in the additional information section of the return.

The questions states: "What was your total income declared for the previous year (for e.g. 2016) tax year?"

You will find this amount in your previous tax return (i.e. 2016 tax return) submitted. If you have a copy of the return, look on schedule 17 of the return to see what the total taxable earning were.

If you do not have this amount, just enter NIL and continue for the time being - however it is vital for a complete return, to enter the correct amounts....

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Determination of depreciation years or depreciation rate

Posted 26 June 2017

How do you determine the years of depreciation for a vehicle?

Dont know my Tax number

Posted 24 June 2017

How do I get to know my tax number. . ?


This query relates to question 3839 "Please enter the tax number for this provisional tax return e.g. 321 5647 011." in the Provisional Tax Return section.

New car invoice can I attach it to my tax form. Do I have to pay each year for my tax to be complete

Posted 23 June 2017

Good morning I want to find out if I but a new car can I attached my invoice on my tax form. Secondly do I have to pay an amount each year for my tax to be completed

Tax number

Posted 23 June 2017

Where do I find my tax number?


This query relates to question 3927 "Please enter your individual tax number" in the Personal Information section.

Tax Refund outstanding

Posted 22 June 2017

When will I receive my tax refund?

How do I go back and change this info.?

Posted 22 June 2017

How do I go back and change this info...?

Can I deduct contributions to a permanent incapacity benefit

Posted 20 June 2017

Can I deduct contributions to a permanent incapacity benefit like PPS. Can I deduct these contributions as an individual? How much can I deduct?

I have more then one Education policy. Where should I fill others?

Posted 20 June 2017

I have more then one Education policy. Where should I fill others

This query relates to question 3404 "Please enter the total amount contributed according to the certificate for the %season% tax year." in the Study Policies section.

I HAVE 3 LBS 5 FROM 3 DIFFRENT COMPANYS FOR TAX YEAR 2017 TAX TIN ONLY PROVIDE FOR ONE

Posted 15 June 2017

I HAVE 3 LBS 5 FROM 3 COMPANYS FOR THE PAST TAX YEAR SINCE 1 MARCH 2016

This query relates to question 3368 "Please enter the date within the %season% tax year you were employed FROM as per this certificate.(likely 1 March %prevseason1%)" in the PAYE 5 Employee Tax Certificate section.

WHAT TO DO WHEN I RECEIVED 2 CERTIFICATES FROM SAME EMPLOYER?

Posted 14 June 2017

I RECEIVED TWO (2) CERTFICATES FROM THE SAME EMPLOYER. HOW DO I ANSWER THIS QUESTION?

This query relates to question 3373 "Well done, you've updated your tax return with THIS PAYE 5 certificate! Did you receive another PAYE 5 certificate from a %nextpass% employer? If so, please get this one out now." in the PAYE 5 Employee Tax Certificate section.
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