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How do I declare foreign income on my tax return?

Historically, many Saffas believed the appropriate action for declaring foreign income was simply to file a nil-tax return. The thought ...
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What you need to know about how exit tax is calculated in South Africa

When planning your emigration from South Africa, it’s important to make provision for the tax implications of your move. Leaving ...
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Five Important Questions on Donations Tax: what expats need to know

Generosity is a virtue. People love receiving gifts and many charities survive solely on gifts and donations. The South African ...
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Reasons why you are still homesick

The one thing most Saffas don't consider when faced with the upheaval of emigration is homesickness. Of course, they may ...
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Delicious recipes to cook kangaroo

Yes, you read that heading correctly! Today, we are going to head 'down under' and discuss kangaroo meat and the ...
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Where do swallows migrate to from South Africa?

If you're in the midst of packing and organising in preparation to emigrate to another country, spare a thought for ...
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Tough questions: who inherits in South Africa when there is no Will?

Over 70% of working South Africans do not have a Will. Read that again. In a country with approximately 60.6 ...
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SARS Tax Compliance Status PIN: what is it and how do I get it?

Tax compliance is an important matter for South African expats, particularly those who have moved abroad in the last year ...
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Traditional South African braai salads

2023 is here with a bang, and along with it has come the brilliant weather that’s become synonymous with South ...
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Expat 101: Let’s talk about automatic loss of South African citizenship

If you’re a South African citizen living abroad and you’re considering applying for citizenship in another country, there are some ...
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What are the supporting documents for foreign investment allowance?

If you’re planning to move money out of South Africa once you’ve left, it’s important to ensure you’re well informed ...
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Boerekos met ‘n twist

South Africans are known for their infamous cooking and cuisine. After all, where else in the world could you eat ...
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What is the fastest way to get an unabridged birth certificate in South Africa?

South Africans travelling abroad, whether for recreational purposes or emigration, require a copy of their unabridged birth certificate. One could ...
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Does South Africa have a Double Tax Agreement with Namibia?

Tax can be a tricky thing, and it gets trickier the bigger our global village grows. As more people move ...
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Traditional South African dishes

At FinGlobal, the topic of tradition is often raised, especially with our clients who don't want to become, for want ...
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Is it possible to be a resident of no country?

You'd be surprised how many people ask this question! There's something very appealing about enjoying the life of a proverbial ...
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Expat Talk: The Double Tax Agreement between South Africa and Australia – what does it mean?

Let’s face it - no one wants to be taxed twice on their hard-earned income, but if you’re a South ...
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South African street food: recipes from home

No matter where they originate from in the world, every expat will tell you that their country's street food is ...
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7 Financial things you need to do before (and after) you leave South Africa permanently

So you’ve made your decision. It’s time to emigrate from South Africa. You’ve said to yourself: “I want to move ...
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How much money can I send overseas as a gift from South Africa?

‘Tis the season of giving, right? There’s no better festive stocking stuffer than a forex transfer, so if you’re wondering ...
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Abalone (perlemoen)

Mention abalone or perlemoen (mother of pearl), and most South Africans start to drool. It's amazing how much of an ...
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