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Tax on bonus from my employer



Hi, can you please clarify if there is a specific tax rate percentage charged on BONUS PAYMENTS by employers? Last year it seemed to be exactly 36% that was deducted for tax, this year (to Feb 2017) I'm not sure what rate is applied.

SARS and Sequestration



If a person is sequestrated, then the person gets a new tax number. How come E-Filing still has the old details of which I had to change it myself to the new tax number. What happens to the old tax returns on the old tax number. How come I get audited every time after sequestration and sometimes I have to pay in even after I over deducted PAYE the one year?
If I submit at the branch will SARS look at the e-filing and say I did not submit?
I have submitted all the documents and how can SARS ask for more docs that I don't have....

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What does "outstanding tax directive" message mean?



"Please note that your tax return cannot be processed immediately due to an outstanding Tax Directive. Therefore, manual intervention is required. SARS will advise you as soon as your tax return has been assessed" this is what my SARS eFiling tax summary has been saying from the 28/01/2016. What does this mean?

What are these company returns for?



What are the following forms for:

IT34
IT14
IRP5
IRP6
IT12

How long should the audit verification take?



Submitted verification documents for 2015 tax return on 9 January 2016. No completion letter or anything further from SARS since then. I understood that the verification process should be completed within 21 working days? In previous years, refund was normally finalised and paid by end January.

Special block on tax refund



I would like to know is its unusual for SARS to take more then a year to pay out tax refund? And how common is it that after the payout into my bank account does SARS recall the payout?

Outstanding tax returns and arrears for commission earner



I have outstanding tax returns for 2012/2014/2015 and the subsequent penalties outstanding PLUS an arrears amount of just short of R20 000. I am registered for e-filing but find expenses I can claim for and their relevant codes very confusing so have saved the tax returns without any expenses claimed. I am a commission only earner in property sales and have IRP5's for the relevant periods. I have not kept a log book for petrol and kms but have slips for petrol, car expenses, data costs, client ...

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What is my tax refund?



What is my tax refund amount?

Retirement fund payout question



I have received a payment for a retirement claim from my retirement company. I want to confirm if the tax I have paid is correct. The payout is reflected under code 3915 and 3698 on my IRP5. The tax is reflected under code 4115 as PAYE. When I submit my annual tax return- will I be expected to pay in an amount as additional tax?

The current calculated tax amount (which was withheld from payment) was very low. So my question is - is that low tax correct- and would I be expected to pay ...

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Payable tax if you did not work for the entire financial year.



In the event that a person only worked for half of a financial year, should he or she fall to a lower tax bracket if you look at the total yearly income? So lets say I earn 30000 rand per month, but I only worked for three months in the financial year, should I still pay the same amount of tax as a person who earned 30000 rand per month for a whole year? or how does it work for people that didn't work the entire year?

Can I get money back from sars



I am paying 515. 25 tax every month my Taxable earnings standing now on 99037. 00 can I get money back from SARS

Return from SARS for tax paid



Hi. IF I Was not working for 7 months will I get any money from SARS.

I paid too much tax and need clarity?



If I earn 6500 on a monthly bases why has may tax deduction been over a R1000 during the months of Jan and Feb 2016

Refund after how long



How does it take to receive your refund after you submitted your proof of residents and 3 months bank statement?

SARS - my bank account detail change



I need to change my bank account details with SARS. I work in PTA and live in PE. I went to SARS PE and they saidf I would be in a 4 to 5 hour queue before I could see a consultant. I left. How can I do the bank account change without going in to SARS?

If I have to go to a SARS office can I do this in any city?

If in PTA which SARS office(s) can I use.

PAYE vs Provisional Tax



I have a permanent job which caters for roughly 65% (660k) of my total gross income the other 35% (335k) is obtained by a business I run. Should I apply for provision tax and should my company be paying PAYE for me or should I be paying two payments as a provisional tax payer? How do I go about this if it is the case?

How much do I get taxed when I get paid R9000 p/m



How much would I be taxed if I get R9000 a month?

Do I pay SARS if money is in Overseas bank account?



I just became a citizen of India. I work online. Payment is received via PayPal. So I do not have a South African employer. If I open an Indian bank account and direct my income into my Indian bank account instead of a South African bank account, can I still pay tax on that money via SARS? Or would I need to pay it via the Indian Tax system?

How long does a SARS audit take?



My documents were accepted on the 1st of February. I was told that I needed to submit additional documents. I did as of the 26th of February. How much longer before I receive a tax refund?

SARS overpaid me - what can I do now?



SARS overpaid me several years ago as part of a bigger payment. I only became aware of this when I went to file the following year and was informed that I owe them a large amount of money. They did not tell me that that I owed them money as a result of overpaying me. I found this out recently on my own. The amount is such that I will never have this money in one place again and the only time I can reasonably hope to pay this back is when I retire with my pension. Now as a result of a mistake th...

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Is SARS using delay tactics to pay out money?



I was notified that my assessment was complete and SARS owed me money. 60 working days after the claim, I have been asked for the same supporting documentation required in the first place. Is this a delay tactic to pay up?

Tax refund delay



It's been three to four weeks I submitted my tax returns and promised I'll get my refund but nothing to this day.

What is an IRP5 and what documents do I need to submit a tax return?



What is an IRP5? I worked last year for seven months and my salary before tax was R16777. I have never submitted a tax return before and am pretty sure I am under the threshold but I want a refund, but have no idea what to do. I didn't receive medical aid or any benefits. Please help.

Medical payment



I have a medical bill to settle for treatment rendered in February. If I pay it now (in the new tax year) will it be for tax year 2017 or 2016?

Efiling message



I submitted my tax return through SARS eFiling but since submission this is the message I keep getting. "Please note that your tax return cannot be processed immediately as there are certain aspects of your tax return that require manual intervention. " Please advise why?
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