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Should I provide SARS with an affidavit if the requested documentation is unavailable?

Posted 13 February 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Anneke says:
12 February 2016 at 13:28

My previous employer refuses to provide me with my 2013 IRP5, which resulted into me paying an penalty amount. I was told that I should provide SARS with an sworn affidavit to prove that one cannot produce the document they requested. Is that true? I would also like to know if you provide SARS with the affidavit, do you still need to pay the penalty amount?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 February 2016 at 14:45

No you can have the penalty reversed. It is true about the affidavit, what is your employer's excuse in this regard?

Anneke says:
12 February 2016 at 15:49

No reason, they just failed to provide me with a copy of my IRP5 2013 which I asked for on numerous occasions telephonically and via email from early December 2015 to date. If I provide SARS with an affidavit will the penalty amount be reversed automatically or will there be some sort of investigation?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 February 2016 at 16:40

When you give the them affidavit they will reassess and and reverse the penalty.

Anneke says:
12 February 2016 at 16:52

Thank you so much!

TaxTim TaxTim says:
13 February 2016 at 13:10

Only a pleasure!


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