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Do I need to de-register at SARS?

Posted 28 July 2015 under Tax Questions



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Zané says:
28 July 2015 at 16:17

Dear Tax Tim. I have not been employed since November 2014, do I need to de-register at SARS? Or can I simply submit a NIL return this year?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 July 2015 at 17:17

You must not de-register even if you are unemployed for a period.

However the 2015 return is for the period, 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015. You will need to submit details of your earnings for 1 March 2014 up to your date of resignation in November 2014. If you are unemployed for the whole of the 2016 tax year (i.e 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2016) then you can submit a NIL return.

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Zané says:
28 July 2015 at 17:39

Thank you so much! I just realized I made a typo, sorry about that! My official unemployment date was November 2013, so I submitted my Tax return for that season, no need to submit any documents for this season? Just a NIL return then?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 July 2015 at 18:27

Only a pleasure!

Yes, nil return will be fine.

How to submit a nil return


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