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Posted 26 February 2016 under Tax Questions



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Mr. says:
25 February 2016 at 10:33

I'm working at a season job that will end next week. I will have been working for 13 weeks and paid about R8000 in taxes. I'm being taxed each week. The rest of the year I don`t get any income that means I don`t have work. I would like to know if I can claim my tax back. I `m under the threshold and I do have a tax number. I don't have pension, policies or a medical aid in my name.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 February 2016 at 9:55

Yes, if you have earned under R73,650 for the year and have paid taxes you should be able to claim it all back.
In order to do this, you will need to submit a Tax Return for 2016 (1 March 2015 - 28 Feb 2016).
Please Register for TaxTim and let us assist you to complete and submit your Tax Return to SARS when filling season opens 1 July 2016.


Mr. says:
26 February 2016 at 10:11

Thanks. Just one more thing. This season job I've been doing for a few years now is at the same place. It is the same story every year with the tax and I never claimed. Did not know that season workers can claim. I've been struggling to get work and this was my only income. Can I claim only for this year or for a year or two back as well. Should I ask you to do my tax what would it cost me?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 February 2016 at 10:27

You can claim for all the years since you started working.
Do they give you a IRP5?

Yes, register on our site and we can certainly assist.
Please see our Pricing Page which reflects the charge per tax return (per year).


Mr. says:
26 February 2016 at 10:31

No. They never did and I never asked because I never knew I could. I could ask them to supply me with all the years I've been paying.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
26 February 2016 at 14:41

You would need to go back and ask them for the IRP5 to use in submitting your tax returns.


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