How can I find out why I'm being audited?

Dupi says:
6 November 2015 at 10:17

I've done my tax return Ok. I received an SMS that I am being audited and that I will receive the amount of refund on 1 Dec. Why must I wait so long, and how can I find out why I'm being audited?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
6 November 2015 at 13:57

Unfortunately, the process can take some time. Please read our blog on the SARS Audit verification procedure. Please also read up on Why haven't I received my tax refund yet?

The audit process is fairly random and very common, especially in the case of a refund. In some instances, claims such as home office deductions and extra medical may trigger it.

Dupi says:
6 November 2015 at 14:20

Okay thanks, but what must I do in the meantime? Must I just wait and see if my refund will be paid on 1 Dec or where can I find out what else is needed? I gave everything in with my IRP5 form at the Randfontein branch.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
6 November 2015 at 21:18

You can call SARS Helpdesk on 0800 007 277 to found out if anything else is needed.

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