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Posted 17 May 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I have been working for around 12 years in permanent jobs, and have never registered for tax, I want to now register as a tax payer. Will I have to pay penalties for this?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
17 May 2013 at 14:08

Have your previous employers ever deducted PAYE against the income you earned and payed it over to SARS?

Scott says:
17 May 2013 at 14:15

Yes they have.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
17 May 2013 at 14:21

If you had no other income or any deductions to claim then you should not be penalised for not submitting a return if your income was less than R160 000 and smaller amounts in previous years.

I suggest registering for a tax number and begin submitting your tax return going forward.

We have a very helpful guide on how to register as a taxpayer - click here


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