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Do I need t pay the non-compliance penalty fee with SARS?

Posted 18 March 2014 under Tax Questions



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I registered with SARS in 2010 and have been filing ever since. I recently received a non compliance penalty fee for 2008 and 2009. It's only R500 (R250 for each year) Do I have to pay this if I wasn't even registered in those years and did not receive IRP5's from my employer then either?
I managed to get the IRP5's and I filed them last week but still am being told I need to pay the penalty fee.
If I am going to dispute it, will I be charged interest or more penalties whilst it is busy being disputed?
Thank you so much!!

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
19 March 2014 at 12:10

You can dispute and if successful then all interest and penalties gets reversed. However given that you earned above the tax threshold for those two years and did receive IRP5's with a tax number, you need to have submitted the returns. So it is most likely you would need to pay those amounts now rather than delay and cause interest to accrue.


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