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Not employed, do I still have to file a tax return?

Posted 25 August 2014 under Tax Questions



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How do I prove to SARS that I was at home with my children and not working?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 August 2014 at 14:41

Are SARS asking for proof?


Robyn says:
25 August 2014 at 14:44

Yes, SARS are asking for proof of this and yet this is the first time they have asked. I was not aware of having to file a tax return if they did not receive anything from an employer if I was employed. Does this make sense?

Also, I worked part time in 2008 but the company crumbled and I was never issued with an IRP5 and yet SARS have proof that I paid tax which I did. But surely they should have proof of what tax I paid.

This is insane!


TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 August 2014 at 14:47

Just send them a letter stating you were unemployed and a stay at home mother. You cannot really provide more proof than that.


Robyn says:
25 August 2014 at 14:54

How do I get a copy from SARS of any IRP 5 that might have been issued but which I never received for part time employment in 2008 before I had my child.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 August 2014 at 14:56

Are they asking for 2008 information? You need to speak to the old employer who should still have this on file.


Robyn says:
25 August 2014 at 15:32

How do I file nil tax returns on efiling for previous years?


Robyn says:
25 August 2014 at 16:00

Thanks so much TaxTim. As per previous query... how do I file nil tax returns on efiling for previous years?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
27 August 2014 at 10:48

If you click on the return wizard and click yes to the question asking if you were unemployed.


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