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Submit tax return without IRP5

Posted 28 August 2014 under Tax Questions



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My ex-employer hasn't given me an IRP5 yet and it doesn't look like I will get one. I do have one IRP5 for 9 months of the tax season from a different employer. Can I submit my tax return without the outstanding IRP5? I was told to get an affidavit from the police station stating that I was not given an IRP5 for the 3 months from my ex-employer.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 August 2014 at 19:32

You can yes, but that means your income will be incorrect. Have a look on eFiling and see if both IRP5's are on first?


MissingIRP5 says:
28 August 2014 at 19:38

I've confirmed that there is no IRP5 for the 3 months. The company has closed down and I cannot get hold of the owner so it doesn't look like I will ever get an IRP5 for the months that I worked there. Will an affidavit be sufficient?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 August 2014 at 23:24

IF you have your payslips then you can use those, your bank statements, your employment contract and an affidavit as proof for SARS.


MissingIRP5 says:
29 August 2014 at 12:48

Is this something you can assist with or do I need to go to SARS directly?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 August 2014 at 16:43

You will need to go to SARS unfortunately as they will have to see all your documents and you need to explain that situation.


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