Blog Q&A Calculators Students Logbook Contact
Earn under R350,000?Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Need Help with your 2017 Tax Return?

Get your Tax Return DONE in 20 minutes or less with TaxTim!

Click here

How long does SARS take to pay me my income tax refund?

Posted 24 July 2013 under Tax Q&A


Need help
submitting your
Tax returns?


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

Get started

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
Hello I did get this message on the 4/7/13 SARS Status: Your [Document] has been received but has not yet been assessed. Please note that it typically takes 5 working days to process electronically submitted returns. Please enquire about the status again after this period. Today is the 24/07/13
Why does SARS take so long?

This entry was posted in Tax Q&A and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
24 July 2013 at 19:56

In some cases SARS has to manually audit your documents and due to the large number of returns being filed at this time of the year it takes time for all the procedures to be followed.

Eddie8511 says:
24 July 2013 at 20:02

Thanks for the replay how long can this take?
This is my first year that I'm getting audited by SARS.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
25 July 2013 at 10:14

It can take anywhere between a few days and a few months, you have to be patient unfortunately and let it happen.


Get SARS Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Need help
submitting your
Tax returns?


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

Get started