Hi Tim. I submitted my tax returns and did not claim on my travel allowance, now SARS sends me an SMS stating I owe R8750. If I were to resubmit and claim on my travel allowance, how long will it take for SARS to refund, and what's gonna happen on the amount they say I owe? Regards Themba
You can click on the "request correction" button on eFiling and then make your travel expense claim. This will result in a new assessment which would be the correct one. However did you keep a logbook?
Thembasays: 10 September 2013 at 16:01
Yes I did
TaxTimsays: 10 September 2013 at 17:56
It will depend on whether, after you resubmit, you will be requested to provide supporting documents or not. If not then the refund could be a few days, if you do need to submit supporting documents then it could take a few weeks still.
Thembasays: 10 September 2013 at 17:59
Thanks for the update
Can I ask then,what happens with the monies SARS says I owe? Will it be cleared?
TaxTimsays: 10 September 2013 at 20:12
The new assessment will take that amount into account and provide an overall balance owed to SARS or owed by SARS to you, having included the new deduction for a travel allowance (if they allow it).
Thembasays: 10 September 2013 at 23:28
TaxTimsays: 12 September 2013 at 11:51
Only a pleasure!
Thembasays: 15 September 2013 at 16:31
Sars did ask for supporting document eg;logbook. I did send it with in format they requested.
How long will it now take for a payout and will this be also the last thing they will ask from me. Does this mean they are done with the auditing?
TaxTimsays: 16 September 2013 at 10:02
They will send you a Letter of Completion when they have finished with the verification which will show the results of your audit. This could take a few days or weeks so you would need to be patient as SARS only sets guidelines not definite time frames.
Thembasays: 16 September 2013 at 10:29
TaxTimsays: 16 September 2013 at 10:29
Let us know if we can help further!
Thembasays: 19 September 2013 at 4:02
Can I see how much I'm getting after the audit, and how do I do it through efiling
Thembasays: 19 September 2013 at 10:08
Just received an SMS that my returns are under review. How long will it take for me to receive a payout?
TaxTimsays: 19 September 2013 at 17:36
It could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or possibly months, so be patient and you will receive a letter from SARS. It usually takes 10 days or so.
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