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Will I get a tax refund if I accept the SARS auto-assessment?



My auto-assessment shows that I am due a tax refund. Can this be correct? Do you think I will receive the refund if I accept it, or should I rather reject it and file a tax return?

Accepted auto assess forgot my travel logbook



What will happen if I already accepted my auto assessment, but I have done so without submitting my travel logbook, am I able to fix this myself, what should I do? Am I correct in saying that I would need to request some sort of correction on eFiling and how would I go about doing this? How and where on the eFiling system should I go to get the request for correction?

What must I do with the auto-assessment from SARS?



I received an SMS from SARS which says something about an auto-assessment. When I login to eFiling I see there is an option to accept or edit it. Are there any risks involved with accepting it? What should I look out for? Please help, I know nothing about this new SARS process.

Why am I getting auto-assessed? Where is my tax return?



I received an auto-assessment from SARS but I am confused what this means. Why have I been selected by SARS and how did SARS get my data? Can I still submit a tax return if I want to?

I received an auto assessment sms from SARS



SARS has sent me an SMS saying they have calculated my assessment tax and I can accept or edit this. I have done an early tax return with TaxTim and I'm not sure what to do now as I cannot submit that tax return until 1 Sep 2022

SARS still need more information from me?



I have submitted my supporting documents directly to SARS as per their request, but somehow it seems like they still need something more from my side? Can you please assist me regarding this as I am very much confused? I initially thought that I have submitted all the documents which they need and now they are back asking for more.

Auto Assess and Travel expenses



I have received an SMS, stating that my tax has been assessed automatically and that a refund is due of R7000,00 however I do not know if my travelling has been taken into account as I have not sent anything yet. Could you help me in clarifying this matter? Should I accept it as it is, would this not have an impact on my tax return to SARS when I do finally submit it?

Can a sole proprietor claim for vehicle maintenance?



Can a sole proprietor (extra income, working from home) claim for vehicle maintenance (I do most maintenance myself, but have invoices for the parts) and insurance if he did not keep an accurate logbook?

Are Share Options taxed on date of them vesting (eligible but not exercised) or only when exercised?



I have the option to participate in an employee share option scheme, but I'm a little unclear on the tax implications. I high-level view is as follows:

Options will be granted at an agreed price (e.g. R1)
The options will vest over a four year period (annually)
Once vested, I would be able to exercise the right to purchase and retain shares or sell to a willing buyer because the company is private, it may not always be easy to find a willing buyer (e.g. At the end of each year), and I may also not have funds available to purchase the shares myself. My main question is around when would I become liable for tax?...

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What does 'Due to you' mean on my SARS assessment?



I just don't understand this "due to you" thing it is been 3 working days since I have been to SARS and I have not received anything. I don't know if I owe them or they owe me, even though my assessment says "due to you"


Married in Community of Property



My wife and I got married last year on the 26th of March 2018. We got married in community of property, so when it comes to tax what I would like to understand is whether we will both need to do our tax differently this year and also, I would like to find out what would the implications on our tax returns be like?


Calculate salary pro-rata based on a basic salary of R18000 per month - days worked 14



Calculate the pro-rata salary based on the basic of R18000 - 14 days worked on VIP payroll. Calculate the PAYE on the pro-rata salary as well. How does VIP calculate PAYE on a pro-rata salary?

What is an ITA34 form and where do I get it for credit card applications at a bank?



Hi Tim I applied for a credit card at a certain bank and they want me to submit an ITA34 form because I do not have a payslip as I am self-employed.

Please explain this form to me and where best I can obtain it? Thanks


CIT Documents



Q: What are CIT documents

What are CIT documents that SARS requires?



Q: What are CIT documents

Obtaining an IRP5 form from an old employer



I am having a problem with obtaining my IRP5 form from 2010 from one of my employers.
I was still in school this time and I worked as a waiter back then, so I was clueless when it came to submitting tax and all. I did my 2013 return, and now SARS have asked me to do it from 2010?

Answer:

You will need to contact your employer and ask them to send you a letter explaining why they are unable to provide you with the IRP5.

In most cases, your employer migh...

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Tax calculation on Bonus



How is one taxed on your bonus? If my bonus is R133 000, what amount should I expect to get out after Tax?

SARS asked for calculation for depreciation on laptop



I completed my tax return through TaxTim. SARS asked me now to show them how we calculated depreciation on the laptop I use for work. Can you help me with this as I don't know what to give them?

Confused between the ITA34 and ITSA



Q: What is the difference between an ITA34 and an ITSA

What happens once I've submitted my tax return form?



One of the questions most asked when it comes to tax season, is “what happens now that I’ve submitted my income tax return, when do I get my refund?”’

If you’re due a tax refund then you will probably get the money deposited into your account within a few days. SARS will also email or SMS you telling you that an IT34 (Summary of your return and refund) and ITSA (Income Tax Statement of Account) have been issued. They will detail your tax refund (tax back) if any. So look forward to that deposit into your account. ...

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Shareholder Loan and own company



I have a loan with my company (payable from the company). I would like to know what the effects are that we need to consider regarding interest-free loans? I am aware that we can create a tax deduction for the company and I will have the interest exemption, but I feel there is something I'm missing?

Also if the shareholder already exceeded his R23k exemption, will it be fine if we do not levy any interest on this loan? Will there be any unknown tax consequences for that?

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Confirmation letter



I received the following confirmation letter, what does it mean? Will I receive my refund within the next few days or what?

Dear Taxpayer

VERIFICATION OF ASSESSMENT

We refer to the verification of your assessment for the 2021 tax period. Please note that no adjustment has been made to this assessment. However, in terms of the Tax Administration Act the South African Revenue Service reserves the right to conduct further reviews in future if required. Should you have any queries please call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS (7277). Remember to have your ID number or income tax number at hand when you call to enable us to assist you promptly. Sincerely...

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What does it mean when you receive a message from SARS notice issued for 2008 and 2013?



Notice issued of SARS eFiling IT34 for 2008 and 2013

How do I know that I owe sars or they owe me?



Q: How do I know if I owe SARS or not

What does a negative tax refund amount mean?



Q: What does a negative tax refund amount means

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