I have discovered an error on a past VAT return (input tax amount was overstated) and did a "Request for Correction" on efiling. I changed the relevant amounts, resubmitted, and clicked "Pay Now" to pay the outstanding balance. However, the amount that came up was the full revised VAT payable amount, instead the full amount minus the amount originally paid. I then manually calculated the additional amount and paid only that, but am concerned that it seems like a discrepancy, even though the full amount paid is correct
The best way to get clarity and see the overall picture is to request a new ITSA - a Statement of Account. This can be done by following the easy steps below on SARS eFiling, visiting your local SARS branch or calling the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS (7277).
Click on the RETURNS tab in the to menu of eFiling;
Click on Value Added Tax
Open the latest VAT Return
Click Request Statement of account; and
Select your date range.
Your overall balance should be nil. If it is not, please call the SARS contact center to explain the issue.
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