Hi! Your website is very informative. I was requested to submit outstanding returns for last 5 yrs via telephone. I however updated the returns and then was asked to pay a penalty of R12500. A few weeks later I received an ITSA- statement of account stating I owe R50 404-00. I however settled the amount as my wife received disability from her insurance. The collection department stated that I still owe them the penalty of R12500. The ITSA only reflects interest on late payment and no penalty. I am paying them R1000 per month, meanwhile I submitted my last return on 7 August 2013, and received an SMS that SARS owes me R4300. Now what about my outstanding penalty? Do I continue paying as I have nothing in writing?
Does your payment of R1000 per month reflect anywhere on eFiling? Did you ever receive a penalty letter?
HARRYsays: 7 August 2013 at 15:55
I cannot get through to efiling and I did not receive a letter regarding a penalty. I was informed telephonically by the collection department (SARS)
TaxTimsays: 7 August 2013 at 17:14
I would contact 0800 00 7277 to get something in writing about this as you should have received a letter. However if you did get a call from the collections department then it most likely will continue until paid off. Did they provide banking details, or how are you paying?
HARRYsays: 8 August 2013 at 7:02
Yes, they did provide me with banking details. Meanwhile I am trying to get into eFiling as I received a SMS stating to view ITSA on eFiling. Thanks for your help and your site is like magic.
TaxTimsays: 8 August 2013 at 14:40
Only a pleasure! Let us know if we can help further.
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