Q: I worked for an employer until August 2018 and have since been freelancing for six service providers. Since September 2018 until the end of the 2018/2019 tax year I have earned R214,500, of which R22,000 has been withheld for tax by my main service provider. After February I have only worked on contract for my main client.

Do I have to file two separate returns — one as an employee until end-August 2018 and another as a freelancer from September 2018 until end-February 2019? Will I have to pay in any tax? When and how do I register as a provisional taxpayer? — J Ferguson via e-mail.

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