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Posted 9 September 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I got a refund last year (2012) and went into SARS and they did my submission for me. I phoned SARS to see how to report my previous company as they have not let me have my IRP5 form as yet (it was due by July 2013). I was then informed that I have a recurring penalty of R 13750.00 due to 2007 and 2011 not being submitted.

Surely if I owed them any money they would not have released the refund for 2012? I really need help with this as I am pretty confused.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
10 September 2013 at 14:26

What is the penalty for, have they informed you of the reason?

Warhol says:
11 September 2013 at 7:31

Good Morning

I went there yesterday and they say it is an outstanding submission from 2007. I need to pay before I can dispute it. Please advise! It is R250 per month plus interest from 2007.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
11 September 2013 at 11:59

Why did you not submit your returns for those years? Did you assume your employer had done this for you?

Warhol says:
12 September 2013 at 8:22

Good Morning.

My Dad was unemployed and I paid him to submit for me. He had told me he had done it but failed to. Do you think that I can ask for leniency?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 September 2013 at 11:52

You can apply for leniency from SARS, there are special forms to complete, but you would need to go into your nearest SARS Branch in order to do so.


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