Tax Refund Posts in TaxTim's Blog

FAQs: Tax Refunds




As the tax season is approaching, many of our users are asking whether or not they will be due a tax refund.

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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:

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Why does SARS require manual intervention to finalise my return?




When a Tax Return is filed usually SARS issues an immediate assessment (ITA34), however sometimes they do need to do a further manual check on their side.

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Top Questions on tax seasons




By now you would have seen the latest announcement by the SARS commissioner to increase the qualifying threshold for certain taxpayers

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What does a Completion Letter from SARS mean?



Completion Letter

You will receive a Completion Letter if all goes well and SARS is happy with your documents. This means that SARS is not adjusting your Original Assessment and if you have a refund due, it should be paid out in 7 working days (provided you have no tax debt due or outstanding tax returns from prior years). Similarly, if you owe tax to SARS per your Original Assessment, the amount you owe will remain unchanged.

An example of a...



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After all my documents submissions to SARS, they disallowed my expenses, why?




We are starting to see some common trends whereby taxpayers’ expenses are disallowed because the documents submitted are falling short of SARS’s requirements.  To avoid unnecessary frustration and time wasted in raising disputes, read on to see if any of these areas apply to you.

Travel deduction

In prior years, the submission of a logbook detailing your business mileage used to be sufficient to justify your travel claim. This year, SARS is re...

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Why have I received a smaller tax refund from SARS this year?




We receive many queries from confused taxpayers who are disappointed to see their tax refunds are smaller than the refund received last year.

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