Personal Allowances for South Africans Transferring Money Abroad
Due to South Africa's exchange control regulations, you need to be aware of the personal allowances for South Africans transferring money abroad.
Whilst in theory there are no longer any limits to what money you can transfer abroad as a South African, there are various processes that apply depending on the amount you wish to transfer.
A summary of Personal Allowances for South Africans Transferring Money Abroad
The allowances may look simple and easy to understand but a surprisingly large number of people fall foul of the rules, resulting in penalties of up to 100% of the transgression. In other words you can be fined as much as 100% of the amount you exceeded the single discretionary allowance by.
Transgressions are mostly born through a failure to take into account overseas expenditure that people do not realise form part of their single discretionary allowance.
This can be payments for flights with overseas airlines, cash withdrawals or credit card expenditure overseas, or even a simple AirBnB booking.
All these items, and others, need to come off your single discretionary allowance.
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