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South African Revenue Services ruling

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) have agreed to issue directives for emigrants who wish to withdraw their retirement annuities irrespective of when they emigrated. Previously SARS refused to issue a directive if emigration was prior to 1 March 2008. This practice changed during July 2009 and the date of emigration is no longer relevant.

However, SARS require the following before they will issue a directive:


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