Carrie Norden

Carrie Norden

Carrie joined Allan Gray as an operations consultant in 2008 and is currently a senior tax specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree in Finance and a Master of Philosophy degree in Tax Law, both from the University of Cape Town. Carrie is also a CFP® professional.

Articles by Carrie Norden

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Unpacking the changes to the retirement fund lump sum tax tables

By Carrie Norden on 11 Apr 2023

Reading time: 12 mins

To account for the impact of inflation, this year’s National Budget introduced changes to the retirement fund lump sum tax tables for retirement fund cash lu...

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How SARS has changed tax for annuitants

By Carrie Norden on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 11 mins

The South African Revenue Service recently changed the way tax is calculated for living annuitants. Carrie Norden discusses the rationale behind this change...

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2021 Budget speech update

By Carrie Norden on 25 Feb 2021

Reading time: 7 mins

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the Budget speech on Wednesday, 24 February. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Budget was more...

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Should I file a tax return for the 2020 tax year?

By Carrie Norden on 31 Jul 2020

Reading time: 9 mins

In response to COVID-19, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tried to simplify the tax filing process for individual taxpayers and remove the need t...

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Is there any tax benefit in saving over the annual tax deductible amount towards retirement?

By Carrie Norden on 05 Feb 2019

Reading time: 9 mins

One of the key benefits of investing for retirement using a retirement fund is the generous tax deduction for contributions, subject to a maximum of 27.5% of...

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Why retirement contributions don’t reduce your taxable capital gains

By Carrie Norden on 26 Oct 2018

Reading time: 4 mins

You may be aware that every tax year you can make a pre-tax contribution to your retirement fund of up to 27.5% of the higher  of taxable income or...

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Don't get caught short this tax season

By Carrie Norden on 31 Aug 2018

Reading time: 4 mins

With the tax season deadlines brought forward by a month this year, it’s time to get your supporting documents ready and to do your return. Uncertainty actin...


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