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Tax Certificate Needed



I am newly registered business owner and I registered just before the lockdown took place and I did not receive my tax certificate. I do have my registration number. Please advise on what I should in order to get my tax certificate. This is new to me and I am confused.

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?

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

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?

Code 3713 Implications?



I have been paying PAYE on a site/home allowance which I get because I work on a site away from home. Can I get a tax deduction on this. My employer put it as a code 3713 on my IRP5.

Regards

I don't know what is s12e, can you help please?



I don't know what is s12e

This query relates to question 4862 "Please enter the S12E accelerated depreciation allowance which the company can claim. Use our handy SBC calculator to help with your workings." in the Income statement section.

What is the difference between Pensionable and non-pensionable salary?



Q: Please explain the tax calculation between pensionable and non-pensionable salary

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?

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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Car vs car allowance tax



From a tax perspective which is more beneficial to an employee: a car allowance or a company provided vehicle? What would the impact be on either if the employee does not travel sufficient business kilometres on both?

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 is the tax on basic salary plus commission?



What is the PAYE calculation on basic salary plus commission?

Calculating tax on commission



I wanted to know how to calculate how much tax I will have to pay to SARS. I am an estate agent and earned about R106 000. 00 commission for the tax year.

What does code 3801 and 3810 on irp5 stand for? If fringe benefits why wont they appear on payslip?



I am currently completing my 2 daughters, my son in law, my husband and my tax returns for the 2015 tax year and I am unsure of code 3801 and 3810 on my daughter's tax return. What could these fringe benefits be? I don't see it on her payslips? Her salary structure is that her salary as a cash amount and travel allowance on her payslip as well her medical aid, disability, provident, Income protection insurance and ancillary fee but her IRP5 does not show the above on her IRP5?
Confused! Doe...

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Is VAT on commission subjected to income tax?



If an individual who is a registered as VAT vendor acts as an Agent and earns commission ad obviously charges output tax and declares it to SARS.

I.e. Someone who has invoiced out R100.00 and declared an output tax of R13.04 to SARS, when the time comes to file their personal income tax does the person have to declare the same amount being R86.96 excluding VAT as their commission income and do they have to pay income tax on the above amount?

Will that not be double taxati...

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VAT on interest



I have a business that collects debt on behalf of other service providers, we eventually charge interest if the payments are overdue longer than 3 months. Are we required to charge VAT on this interest?


How do independent contractors get taxed?



I will be taking a new job that requires me to be a contractor. There are mixed opinions on how contractors get taxed. The consulting company assures me this is a flat rate of 25%, but on reading SAICA's website I found this little nugget: " If the independent contractor works more than 22 hours a week, he/she must be taxed in terms of the income tax tables".
I will definitely be working more than 22 hours a week, can you tell me things will work, please?

The question of tax relates to how you are perceived to be working for the "employer" to whom you will be contracting out to...

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Calculation of fringe benefit tax on use of a company car. / deduction claim



Calculation of fringe benefit tax on a company car. Car owned by the company used for business purposes and a small amount of private (home to work etc) Codes 6020 and 6035 are used. One is for the value of the vehicle and the other is the amount taxable. Does this get added to the taxable income? will code 6035 be the one that contains the taxable portion?

What is Gross Remuneration?



How is 3699 Gross Remuneration arrived at?

Tax on Lump Sum payment - Provident Fund



Hi,

A friend received a lump sum payment from her provident fund to pay for a family members medical bills. Is she able to claim back some of the tax paid over to SARS for the additional medical expenses? She had previously received a lump sum payment on retrenchment, so this is the second lump sum recieved from the fund. She has no other income.

Should source code 3699 reflect on your cost to company?



Does source code 3699 include all employment income, so it should it reflect your cost to company?

Can I claim against the use of my vehicle if the only code on my IRP5 is 3703?



I have used my vehicle for official travel - there is only code 3703 on my IRP5. Can I claim travel expenses in my return?

Is there a limit on the contribution towards PAYE for tax on perks such as fuel?



As part of my package I receive the benefit of a fuel card and car allowance (but I do not do any business travel). However, on my tax return for 2020 I had to pay almost R9k because of this benefit. I had thought that our Human Resource Department would have made adjustments to my PAYE so that I would be paying 100% of the applicable tax so that I do not have anything to pay when I do my tax return once a year. Our Human Resource person said that he was not able to set the PAYE so that I could in future pay 100% of the fuel and car allowance benefit, but was limited to set it at 80%. ...

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Why am I being auto-assessed on SARS eFiling?



I received an auto-assessment from SARS. My husband did not receive the SMS but my friend also received an SMS saying she has been auto-assessed. Why have SARS introduced this new process? Why are there some being auto-assessed and not others?
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