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Correction of IRP5 by employer

Posted 30 July 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Cay says:
2 July 2015 at 12:50

The amount stated on my IRP5 for my Travel Allowance is wrong. My employer decreased my allowance without my knowledge and I've only picked up the error now. My employer says it's too late for them to correct it. I now can't claim the full amount of my travel expenses for the year.

Why can't my employer submit the correct figure to SARS and give me a new IRP5?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 July 2015 at 12:53

That is not true at all, they can correct it with SARS and this would then update your IRP5 (you might have to click an update button on eFiling though). Your other option is to manually correct the IRP5 on eFiling, but the issue is that SARS will then audit you and you will have to provide a letter from your employer explaining what has happened.

However the lower amount means that your tax has actually been overpaid, so this would mean you are more likely to be due a refund if you leave it uncorrected. The choice is yours to correct it or not.


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