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South Africa - Retiring and Pensions
Pensions received from a foreign source and paid into a local bank account are not liable for tax though this dispensation is currently under review. South Africa holds fully ratified tax treaties with a number of countries, including Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, US, Thailand and Sweden.
Immigrants should be aware, however, that legislation and decisions made in their country of origin can affect their pensions, such as was the case in 2003 when the pensions of almost half a million expatriate Britons were frozen.
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