January 2010 - SA 2010 Pocket Guide

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Residential accommodation

The fringe benefit to be included in gross income is the greater of the benefit calculated by applying a prescribed formula or the cost to the employer
The formula will apply if the accommodation is owned by the employer, or an associated institution in relation to the employer, or under certain limited circumstances where it is not owned by the employer.

Residence Basis of Taxation

Residents are taxed on their worldwide income, subject to certain exclusions. Foreign taxes on that income are allowed as a credit against South African tax payable. This is applicable to individuals, companies, close corporations and trusts.