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Can't acquire irp5 from previous employer before emigration

Posted 29 March 2016 under Tax Questions


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KG says:
29 March 2016 at 13:12

My previous employer liquidated on 12 February this year & the liquidation hasn't been completed yet. I am scheduled to move to work in Dubai in mid April on a 3 year non binding contract and I am wondering what would be the best solution to file my tax returns for the 2016 tax year?

Just in case I am unable to acquire the liquidators details before I leave for Dubai? Or what can I do if the liquidator does not send me the IRP5?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 March 2016 at 13:58

If you are unable to obtain your IRP5, you can go to your local police station and Swear an affidavit and submit this to SARS together with payslips / bank statements which would justify your earnings for the year.

If you are going to be out of the country from 1 July until filing season closes (30 November) you may need to use the services of a tax practitioner to submit these documents to SARS on your behalf in the event that you are unable to obtain the IRP5 and have to go the affidavit route.


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