SARS & eFiling Posts in TaxTim's Blog

SARS & eFiling: 10 most popular posts


How to reject the SARS Auto Assessment




If SARS have issued you an Auto Assessment, you will need to follow these steps to reject it so that we can help you to complete and submit your return to SARS.

Read more →

What you need to know about SARS auto-assessments




1. What is an auto-assessment?
This is an automatic assessment issued by SARS to certain taxpayers.

Read more →

FAQS: SARS eFiling




Filing a tax return for the first time can be a daunting task. To get you started, we’ve gone back to basics

Read more →

Why do I owe SARS more money?




Once you’ve completed filing your tax return, it’s possible to find that instead of getting money back

Read more →

News Alert: Tax Season 2020




On Tuesday evening, the SARS commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, held a media briefing to talk about the challenges that SARS is facing due to Covid-19.

Read more →

Do I earn enough to have to pay tax?




Why must I pay tax, I don’t earn enough! Will I get a penalty if I don’t disclose all my income to SARS?

Read more →

Tax Breaks For All




What?

1.Rebates

Who?
Everybody

Primary, secondary, and tertiary rebates – depending on your age.

Read more →

The Tax Refund Myth: Why aren't I getting anything back?




Every year there arises a misconception amongst taxpayers that a tax refund or 'tax rebate', as it is incorrectly known to many,

Read more →

7 Types of Tax Directives





Imagine you’re an estate agent or luxury car salesman. Chances are that you don’t earn much (if anything) as a basic salary

Read more →

Promised a Guaranteed Tax Refund? Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid




Guarantees are pretty powerful – they’re used by leading manufacturers and retailers to gain our confidence and trust.

Read more →

How to know if an email from SARS is safe or scam




Recently we have noticed emails that appear to have been sent from SARS, and that might look like legitimate SARS correspondence, but are not.

Read more →

I work for someone, but did not receive an IRP5 - what should I do?




You may be employed by someone, but for one reason or another- you don't receive an IRP5 and no amount of begging or pleading

Read more →

Who's (Legally) Allowed to File Your Tax Return?



Tax isn’t the easiest of subjects to navigate. Besides the long list of legalese to master, there’s the fact that tax legislation

Read more →

How does Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) work?




You may have seen the word PAYE on your IRP5 payslip or heard it mentioned by your employer, but have no idea of its meaning.

Read more →

Multiple Employers, Multiple PAYE payments. Yet I still owe SARS?




We receive many questions to our Helpdesk from taxpayers who are faced with the following scenario:

Read more →

Why is SARS asking me for outstanding tax returns?




When did this happen?

Previously, assuming that SARS did not request any documents for verification and everything for the year was accepted

Read more →

10 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund




It’s tax season, and one of the most compelling reasons to file a tax return (besides the fact that it’s the law, of course) is the chance that you’ve

Read more →

5 Reasons you Still Need to File your Tax Return




SARS announced that if you earn less than R500 000 in a year, and fulfill a series of complicated criteria, you may not have to file a tax return 2019.
Previously, SARS had communicated that if you earn less than R350 000 in a year you may not have to file a tax return.

However, we advise you to take GREAT CARE here, and understand your duties properly, because if you don't, you may suffer for it later on.

Here are the top 5 reasons why not to skip filing your tax return this season:

Read more →

How to calculate totals under source codes 3696 and 3699




Perhaps you just tried to submit your tax return and you instantly got an error relating to 3696 and 3699. As frustrating as it could be, don’t worry the error can be fixed. Maybe, you might have just simply left an amount out. Let’s have a look at what you should do, in order to crack these codes correctly – in that way making filing much more easier for you. 

You’ll need to check your IRP5 to make sure you answered TaxTim's questions for these amounts correctly...

Read more →

Covid 19: What to do when you have to go to a SARS branch?




Quarantine. Self-isolation. Coronavirus. These are the buzzwords for 2020, and once it is all over, words we’ll probably never want to hear again. In light of Covid-19, TaxTim offers the safest way to handle your taxes - online.

Read more →

9 Steps to File an Objection to Your Tax Assessment




You’ve been diligent with your tax obligations. You’ve paid your PAYE each month without fail. You’ve kept all the supporting documents for your deduction claims. You’ve carefully filled out your tax return, making sure you’ve put all the right amounts in all the right places, against all the right codes. (Pssst, if you used TaxTim to help you complete your tax return you wouldn’t have had to worry about all the right places and codes that’s all automated for you!) You file your tax return, somewhat impressed with yourself and, by your calculations, you can look forward to a reasonable tax refund amount. Then you get your assessment notification.

Read more →

How to Change/Verify Your Bank Details at SARS




SARS has recently issued a new guide with regards to updating your banking details with them. This was done in order to reduce the risk of refunds being paid into the wrong accounts and also to streamline the process, which has tended to be an onerous one in the past.

Change of bank details can be done:

  • in person at a SARS branch (SARS still prefers this way)
  • via eFiling (Go to Maintain Taxpayer Registered Particulars Menu) Note, you will still need t...


Read more →

Sole Proprietor or Company: What's Best for Tax?



Getting a new business venture off the ground is an equally exciting and stressful time. You’re enthusiastic about getting your new product or service out into the market, but you face quite an administrative process to get it off the ground legally.

Read more →

Why don't I get a tax deduction for Out of Pocket Medical Expenses?




Tax season always throws up some interesting and confusing calculations, but for many, the most confusing of all is how medical aid contributions and Out of Pocket medical expenses are treated.

Read more →

Unemployed Periods




A few years ago, SARS introduced a new section onto the Tax Return called “Unemployed Periods.” Taxpayers are required to complete this section by entering all the times within the tax year they were not working.

Read more →

Older posts →  1  2  3

Submit your tax return right here!

TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

Get started

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →

Get Tax Deadlines in your Inbox
We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.