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Tax refund after audit taking so long

Posted 14 July 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Kez says:
14 July 2015 at 12:20

Hi Tim

I submitted my Tax Return to SARS, on the 03/07/2015. On the same day I received the notification that I was yet again for a second year in a row being audited. Since it was the weekend I could only submit the required documents on the 06/07/2015. I have been waiting 7 working days now for some sort of email/sms from SARS saying that my refund is on its way, (last year tax season, it took them 2 days after the notification to get my refund in). All that they are querying is my Medical Aid Tax.

Why are they taking so long?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
14 July 2015 at 15:44

Unfortunately it can take SARS 21 working days to process their verification. You will receive a letter of completion once they have done this, but usually they complete it within the next 5 days or so.


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