Hide
Earn under R350,000? Click here to see why you still need to file to get your Tax Refund.
CLOSE
Get Tax Deadline Reminders, News and Tips
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.
Try Tim Now

Common reasons for a SARS audit

Posted 23 July 2015 under Tax Questions


Hi, I'm Tim!
I'll help you do your Tax Return with Confidence
Quickly, Easily
And Correctly
Do your Tax Online with Expert Help from Me, Step-by-Step.
LEARN MORE

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →
Mabila2 says:
23 July 2015 at 8:27

I want to know why are some people being audited and some not being audited?

This entry was posted in Tax Questions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 July 2015 at 9:24

There are certain areas where requests for verification (audit) are common. These include medical expenses not reimbursed by medical aid, repairs and maintenance and home office expenditure. Therefore if you claim these expense in your tax return, a request to submit supporting documentation to justify these expenses is more likely. Sometimes audits are required in the case where a refund is due from SARS. Other times, it is based on a random selection and people are just unfortunate if they are selected to submit supporting documentation. This request is becoming more and more common and doesn't mean you have done anything wrong.


Get Tax Deadline Reminders, News and Tips
 

We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.

Blog Categories


Ask TaxTim

Got a question you want answered about tax?

Visit our helpdesk →

Hi, I'm Tim!
I'll help you do your Tax Return with Confidence
Quickly, Easily
And Correctly
Do your Tax Online with Expert Help from Me, Step-by-Step.
LEARN MORE