SARS & eFiling: 10 most popular posts
How to check available funds at SARS
Posted 28 May 2020
If you have never filed for a tax return before, how do you go about checking if there are funds owed to you at SARS? I would like to start filing my tax return for this year as I have been unemployed for a long period, but now I am back in the workforce.
Voluntary sequestration and eFiling profile
Posted 22 May 2020
I just had my voluntary sequestration of estate approved by the high court on the 24th of March 2020 and I now need a new tax number. SARS say I can do that through SARS eFiling and I would like to know how I can do this? The problem I have experienced with trying to register a new SARS eFiling profile is that after I input my name and ID number the system tells me to login with my existing profile number.
New company and tax forms
Posted 27 March 2020
I have a new consulting firm and I completed an IRP6 twice, for the two SARS documents, as provisional tax. Note that on the said form there is no provision for any deductions of expenses to set-up my company.
I am not sure what to do next.
Do I need to complete a ITR12 form?. If so, where can I get this form? Currently, it does not show on my SARS e-filing, only the two completed IRP6 form are indicated.
Foreign income with online forex trading
Posted 24 October 2019
How one would declare Income/Loss that is derived from online forex trading. The trading account is in USD so I assume foreign income.
1. Where would one declare this income/loss with TaxTim/eFiling tax return under foreign income?
2. Is it necessary to declare if only a loss was made?
3. Can withdrawal fees/currency exchange and bank fees be deducted from overall profit.
4. What documentation would SARS require? The only documentation that can be acquired from the trading platform is trading history showing profit/loss but no tax certificates. ...Read more →
Old Tax Returns
Posted 13 September 2019
SARS owes me money from a tax return which I recently submitted with the help of TaxTim. They have come back to say that I need to file my old tax returns from the year 2016 and 2017, but I was not working during those two years and I also never filed any tax returns during those two years. I am not so sure about what should I do now regarding this matter?
I still have source code 3697 and 3698 on my IRP5 for 2018
Posted 23 October 2018
Question: Where can I input source code 3697 or 3698 from my IRP5? I do not see a place for this anywhere?
Answer: Those codes are no longer applicable for 2018 IRP5s, if you have 3697 and 3698, add them together and include that total amount for source code 3699.
Everything you need to know about Pay Periods on your IRP5
Posted 12 October 2018
What are Pay Periods?
Your IRP5 has two fields on it that relate to Pay Periods:
- Periods in year of assessment
- No. of periods worked
- Period employed from
- Period employed to
A Pay Period describes an amount of time within a year that you were employed by your employer.
This can be an amount in:
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- DAYS - maximum 365, or 365.0000
- WEEKS - maximum 52, or 52.000 (can show a partial number, e.g...
No time to go to SARS
Posted 20 July 2017
I cannot get the time to go to SARS, is there a service that you
offer to get my SARS eFilling account active and then also submitting my IRP5s?
E-filing query and TaxTim
Posted 18 July 2017
I am a provisional taxpayer and would like to make use of TaxTim. However I
am not registered with E-filing. Therefore, must I be registered with SARS
E-filing in order to be able to make use of TaxTim's services? Or can
TaxTim submit tax returns directly on my behalf (note I will pay any added
costs if necessary) to SARS?
Old 2009/2010 efiling returns
Posted 17 July 2017
SARS say they upgraded their system and have now seen i did not file a tax return in 2009,2010 and have fined me for each year. Both years i was under the threshold but they are insisting i file these returns. I do not have the IRP5 anymore and the company no longer exists. They advised that I open the return on efiling and can then submit as it should have all the info, I have done this but there is no earning/medical aid information etc.
How do i resolve this now as both returns are now sitting open on efiling and i am getting fined R250 per month now that i do not resubmit....Read more →
Change of login details
Posted 14 July 2017
I'd like to change my email address as well as my password.
Posted 14 July 2017
I've received this message each time I make the request: "The tax type cannot be moved because the registration of the holding taxpayer is awaiting registration verification".
View already submitted ITR12 on TaxTim
Posted 10 July 2017
Where can I find my SARS tax return I submitted for 2017 via Tax Tim to go and validate the info I captured?
Tax Clearance Certificate for business
Posted 7 July 2017
How do I obtain a tax clearance certificate for a business that has only been registered but have not received any income?
Medical Aid Expenses for previous tax years
Posted 6 July 2017
I was retrenched April 2014 but continued paying for my medical aid in my
personal capacity. I only claimed for out of pocket medical expenses and
not what I paid in my private capacity. I'm not sure If I could claim for
that and if I can now with 2017 submission claim for 2014 / 2015 medical
Which option do I select on eFiling?
Posted 5 July 2017
Which field do I select on eFiling to add income (in dollars) earned from freelancing?
Commission earner and IRP5
Posted 29 June 2017
I'm a commission earner. I joined a company in January and I didn't earn any commission from January to 28 February. My previous IRP5 shows me working at that previous company for 10 months.
Do I need an IRP5 with zero income on it for the 2 months at the new company? Would anything need to be submitted to show that I was employed for the 10 months at the first company and 2 months at the present company = the full 12 Months?
Also, does the new company have to upload anything so that...Read more →
What's awaiting registration verification?
Posted 16 May 2017
What does it mean when I have registered with SARS eFiling and under the organisational tax types I am getting a status that says awaiting registration verification?
Help with past tax returns
Posted 25 April 2017
I've been working for the past 5 years and have never claimed back tax. I have all my IRP5 certificates since I started working. I have no travel allowance, I usually pay for everything with my own finances. I'm registered for tax with SARS, but I'm not sure if I'm registered on SARS eFiling.
Registering for provisional tax for start-up?
Posted 24 April 2017
Does a start-up company (dormant pty company) with zero income for first 2 years, have to register for provisional tax?
The director does earn a normal salary from employer, but created company name to work on part time. The director is busy with research before there will be any taxable income. The director created the company name to reserve the name before it is taken. ( the company also needs tax number) Do not want to go through the admin for provisional tax before it is needed. Only ...Read more →
How to make changes after submissions?
Posted 13 April 2017
I submitted my 2016 tax return using my actual cost on my travel expenses. How can I have it changed to fixed cost as my business travel was about 16000km whilst my actual cost was only R399.00? My tax return was audited by SARS and I've disputed on these grounds several times as well as gone to SARS twice. I've been told that it's possible to have this changed and the consultant at SARS has requested it be done on their system but no change so far. The latest statement still reflects only R217,...Read more →
International special stopper
Posted 13 April 2017
I live in Australia and work for a South African Company I did submit my tax return on time, but I'm still waiting for my refund. They told me that I should visit the nearest SARS branch as there is a special stopper on my account, but there's no SARS branches in Australia - do you know of an alternative solution?
Earning between R20 000 and R1 Million on Forex Trading every week
Posted 13 April 2017
I'd like to find out if I pay myself R20 000 to R1 Million every week, do I have to register as a taxpayer or do I use the existing tax number that I use as an employee in another company?
Tax clearance certificate for a non-resident
Posted 5 April 2017
A non South African citizen brought money into South Africa, bought a house and sold it recently. She needs a tax clearance certificate. How does she get it as she has no tax number?
Can register for tax without an ID?
Posted 4 April 2017
I want to register for a tax and it's urgent. I lost my ID and my driver's license too.
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