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Can anybody give me advice regarding the tax legislation in SA. Or refer me to a good accountant in the Western Cape who knows all the in's and out's with regards to tax on offshore work.
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As far as i know its out of the country 183 days ( 63 consecutive ), but there is a rumor floating around that the 63 days has fallen away. Can anyone comfirm this Exclamation Lets get this page going guy, lots of visits no replies Shocked
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From what i have heard, the 60 odd day rule has fallen away, then there is a 90 day rule (no more than 90 days in SA at any one time). !80 odd day rule still in play though..........but like i say...this is just what i have heard !

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Hi guys,

I understand it to be 183 days out per year, with 60 consequtive. When travelling, one day out and one in (departing SA and returning) counts as one offshore day, not two (plenty caught with this).

I do 200 to 210 a year with 65-70 as the longest trip and so far have been fine with nil returns received and when querried by SARS, they are happy to see my seamans book, passport and employment contracts as evidence. Also, they asked to see proof of qualification (ROV Supervisor) once to confirm my job description.

Hope this helps, but Trevor/whoever it is now, wants our money bad (more houses/ships/fighters/higher MP salaries etc) so I am hoping they dont do something wierd and force us to pay tax in some way in the future.

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There are two categories.

First there is the 183 days per year of which 60 must be continuos.

Then there is the 183 days per year for seamen on a vessel carrying cargo or involved in exploration. 60 days continuos not required. Those involved in ROV usually fall into this category but apparantly the rules have changed to state that you must be involved with the navigation or engineering of the vessel. As an ROV pilot you do get involved with navigation as you help position DP vessels.

AMO, whatever you do don't speak to any of the usual tax consultants in South Africa. As the offshore working population is rather small, these people have no clue about offshore tax, even if they claim to have Masters Degrees. Rather speak to a specialist offshore tax company or chartered accountant.

PM me with your details and I'll put you in contact with a chartered accountant that has many ROV guys as clients or a specialist offshore tax company.
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First there is the 183 days per year of which 60 must be continuos.
Then there is the 183 days per year for seamen on a vessel carrying cargo or involved in exploration. 60 days continuos not required. Those involved in ROV usually fall into this category but apparantly the rules have changed to state that you must be involved with the navigation or engineering of the vessel. As an ROV pilot you do get involved with navigation as you help position DP vessels.

AMO, whatever you do don't speak to any of the usual tax consultants in South Africa. As the offshore working population is rather small, these people have no clue about offshore tax, even if they claim to have Masters Degrees. Rather speak to a specialist offshore tax company or chartered accountant.

PM me with your details and I'll put you in contact with a chartered accountant that has many ROV guys as clients or a specialist offshore tax company.
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Hi

Can anyone tell me where I can find that in the tax law that states that as a person working offshore you dont have to do the 60 day rule and what does that law stipulate??
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Check out the SARS website and have a look at Interpretation Note No. 34, dated 12 January 2006 reffering to Section 10(1)(o)(i) of the Act.

Been quoting that for years now, together with certified copies of Discharge book an PP. You will also be registered as a provisional tax payer. The "Source Code" on the ITR12 tax return for income will be 3601, the non-taxable income code being 3696.
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Hi ROVRatt, can you put me in touch with the CA in Cape Town that deals with tax and the non 60 day rule please, need to know for sure as I hear the rumours but dont see the proof. Cheers. rovcra@hotmail.com
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Well, I know for a fact that my company has us all under PAYE tax scheme and if you are out of the country for more than half a year and with a 60 day continuous stint , then you do not pay tax. In South Africa. To the best of my knowledge, I heard about this changing but nothing has been implemented or decided yet.
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You are right there, but I have heard a few interesting angles on how to get around the 60 day rule. I also hear that the Nam or Botswana route is becoming an issue should Jan Tax investigate as they see it as a non paid holiday and not as part of the 60 day s at work ..... any thoughts?

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