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Is the balance of non-retirement funding income carried forward from one year to the next?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015   (0 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

Q: Please can you let me know if the balance of non-retirement funding income is carried forward from one year to the next.

A: Non-retirement funding employment income is the amount of "remuneration” per the Fourth Schedule of the Income Tax Act (ITA) that is not "retirement funding employment income” as defined in section 1 of the ITA. It is merely used to determine the income tax deduction in section 11(k) & (n) of the ITA for pension and RAF contributions. 

As the deduction is based per year on the retirement remuneration earned in that year, there is no balance that rolls forward. For example if the taxpayer had non-retirement employment income in year 1 & 2 of R100 but only contributed to a RAF in year, his deduction would be based only on the R100 in year 2 and not on R200.

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