I am registered as a taxpayer, but lost my job. Must I inform Sars?



I was employed and earned enough to pay tax(PAYE), but in the beginning of this year I lost my job and I am now unemployed.

At this current moment I am studying again but I don't know? If I receive any money like pocket money am I still required to pay PAYE? Because I don't work, I am just studying and want to know what must I do to avoid the penalties and fines from SARS.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
21 April 2013 at 22:36

Pocket money and similar received from parents or family members will not be taxed nor subject to PAYE so you don't have to worry. However to avoid penalties for non-submission of tax returns you could file a zero return by clicking on the button on your return saying you were unemployed for the full year.



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