Auto Assess and Travel expenses

Shaun says:
3 August 2020 at 10:41

I have received a 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?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
3 August 2020 at 11:35

Unfortunately, the amount stated on the SMS is not correct. According to your auto-assessment on SARS eFiling, you will have a payment due to SARS if you accept the auto-assessment.

This is mainly because SARS did not include your travelling deduction information as they are not able to retrieve this information from their linked 3rd parties.

We suggest that you submit your tax return on TaxTim as normal and include all your applicable income and deductions.

Please refer to our Auto-assessments blog for more information.

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