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Tax Refund for people on work permit leaving the country forever

Posted 28 July 2015 under Tax Questions


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Vivek says:
29 June 2015 at 16:16

I am a non South African passport holder and have been working in Johannesburg on work permit from January 2014 till June 2015. I have left the country in June 2015. So my question is how do apply for a tax refund for the tax that was deducted in the months of April'15, May'15 and June 2015. The return would obviously be required to be filed now in the next year i. E. 2016. So is there any way that I could claim the refund now ?

Thanks

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 June 2015 at 22:01

Did you submit a return to SARS for 2014, do you have an eFiling account?


Vivek says:
30 June 2015 at 9:12

I do have a Efiling account. Yes I did submit for a refund in 2014 and I got that as well. But now the issue is for months April'15, May'15 and June 2015 how do I get a refund, since I have already left the country?

Do I need to wait for year 2016 to file the income tax for this year now ?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
30 June 2015 at 10:24

Yes unfortunately because those months fall into the 2016 tax year (March 2015 to Feb 2016) you will have to wait until next year before you can file your return for 2016. However the 2015 return needs to be filed which would be for March 2014 to February 2015.


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