Tax exemptions for foreign pensioners

Although there has been an increasing trend in recent times of emigrations from South Africa, there are many projects by the Department of Home Affairs to market South Africa as a friendly retirement destination for foreigners. The question, therefore, often arises: How will foreign pensions be taxed locally once persons become tax resident. The Income Tax Act, in section 10(1)(gC), allows for an exemption of any amount received or accrued by a resident […]