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After an audit has been completed, will SARS use my 'original IT34A assessment'?

Posted 19 October 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I recently filed my tax return through the eFiling thing and I was told by SARS that I am being audited. Because I am new to the eFiling thing, I submitted my return twice. The 'original assessment' which showed a -R3,684.00 amount contains the most accurate information as the main difference I noticed between the 'additional assessment' (which stated that I owe SARS over R2,000 ) and the 'original assessment' was the number of people covered on medical aid. In the original assessment, it stated 3 (which is the correct one) and on the additional it stated '1'. My medical aid certificate (which I submitted to SARS) states 3 people covered on medical aid and not 1. So in other words, the assessment on my 'original assessment' would be the correct one, if I am to assume. Anyway, I received a letter of completion from SARS on the 17th October but I am unsure of how much will be paid to me. I requested for a statement of account via eFiling and it now states that I will be paid R1,600.00 as opposed to the previous R3,684.00? Why is SARS using the incorrect additional assessment which contains the wrong calculations (of 1 member on medical aid) and not the original assessment? Can you please shed some light here as this is all very confusing?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 October 2013 at 23:05

They have not taken the medical certificate into account properly, you can file an objection by clicking Dispute on the additional assessment and completing a Notice of Objection stating your reasons for disputing the assessment. Remember to submit all your documents for review again.

Abby says:
22 October 2013 at 8:42

You are a lifesaver! Thanks a lot for your response. Much needed clarity in the face of all these SARS' confusion. Appreciate it!

TaxTim TaxTim says:
22 October 2013 at 23:28

Only a pleasure!


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