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Will requesting my tax status start an audit if I have not been doing my taxes?

Posted 7 April 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Meri says:
6 April 2016 at 12:17

How do I find out what my Tax status is and will that make SARS audit me if not correct?
I am a free lance artist I pay tax on some of my fees from some clients. I rent out cameras, and have a part time job at my family business (whose taxes are also a mess). Tax is like gibberish to me I do not understand how it works and so I just stay away. Now my bank needs a tax status for a loan and im scared I will get audited if not right.

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7 April 2016 at 13:19

You need to request your tax clearance status online - please read our blog on The new tax clearance system

You will need to bring all your filings up to date and pay over any outstanding balances in order to have your tax clearance approval for your bank. The request for your tax clearance status won't in itself trigger an audit.

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