When do I qualify as a resident for tax purposes in South Africa?

Tax residency in South Africa

There are two tests that determine whether you are a resident for tax purpose or not.

The ordinarily resident test qualifies you as a tax resident as soon as your permanent home is in South Africa.

The physical presence test is time based. The test is based on the number of days a person is physically present in South Africa. For the consequences of tax residency in South Africa, please click here.

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