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Do I submit returns for the years in between a full-time job where I studied and worked for myself?

Posted 6 November 2015 under Tax Questions



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Jennybean says:
5 November 2015 at 11:06

What happens if I started my first full-time job at the beginning of 2012 and submitted my tax return correctly (getting no refund, of course)... But then I quit the job in January 2013 and went back to study for the year of 2013? I assume I didn't have to submit for that year off? (I didn't). I then started freelancing and working for myself throughout 2014. Do I need to submit a tax return for 2014, even though as a freelancer I made less than the threshold?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
5 November 2015 at 15:02

Yes, you should submit a tax return for each year so that you are always compliant with SARS in case they ever ask for old tax returns to be submitted, which is what is happening now before refunds are to be paid out.


Jennybean says:
5 November 2015 at 15:45

Thank you SO much! Makes sense! Now my question is... how do I submit tax returns for the past three years? Is that possible? Basically I need to submit for 2012, 2013 and 2015. The last tax return I submitted was for tax year 2011.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
6 November 2015 at 6:44

Yes it is possible to submit old tax returns. Register for TaxTim and let us assist you in this matter.


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