Q: An employee has been medically
boarded and will, as a result, receive income from the employer. How is this
A: In our view
such an amount will be taxed as a "severance benefit" as defined in section
1 ITA and the tax rate schedule applicable to severance amounts will apply. As
this is a para d(i) of the ‘gross income’ amount the employer must request a
directive from SARS per para 9(3) of the Fourth Schedule. The amount is then
disclosed under IRP5 code 3901 and the tax withheld if any under code 4115.
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