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How long does SARS take to pay me my income tax refund?

Posted 24 July 2013 under Tax Questions



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Hello I did get this message on the 4/7/13 SARS Status: Your [Document] has been received but has not yet been assessed. Please note that it typically takes 5 working days to process electronically submitted returns. Please enquire about the status again after this period. Today is the 24/07/13
Why does SARS take so long?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
24 July 2013 at 19:56

In some cases SARS has to manually audit your documents and due to the large number of returns being filed at this time of the year it takes time for all the procedures to be followed.


Eddie8511 says:
24 July 2013 at 20:02

Thanks for the replay how long can this take?
This is my first year that I'm getting audited by SARS.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 July 2013 at 10:14

It can take anywhere between a few days and a few months, you have to be patient unfortunately and let it happen.


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