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Timeline for verification process with SARS?

Posted 8 July 2014 under Tax Questions


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My returns have been pulled for verification. Please explain the timeline for this process as I have uploaded all the supporting docs required?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
8 July 2014 at 12:03

It should take 30 working days and you will be issued with a Completion Letter from SARS signifying whether any changes have been made or not.


Fabs says:
8 July 2014 at 22:45

Just to clarify is a verification the same as an audit?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
9 July 2014 at 7:19

Yes it is, SARS calls it an audit, but then the letter received speaks of a verification, but it is just a check of information. A real audit would be SARS coming to your home and asking for a lot more documents.


Fabs says:
14 July 2014 at 8:35

To clarify again I have sent through all the supp docs for the verification/audit process,
which was on the 4th July. Tim how seen do you think I can expect a response or is there anyway to speed up this verification/audit process, as I am hoping my returns will not be dragged on for another couple of weeks.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
14 July 2014 at 9:34

There were major issues with the refund process last week which SARS have assured us have been sorted. You should receive a Completion Letter in the next couple of days and thereafter the refund a day or two later.


Fabs says:
16 July 2014 at 14:35

Hi Tim


Thanks for your response.
To date I havent had any response yet from SARs yet regarding my returns.

I have a tax practitioner who submits
my returns. Should I follow up with SARs or just be patient with the process?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
16 July 2014 at 15:50

The tax practitioner should be constantly following up with SARS and providing you with information whenever you contact them.


Fabs says:
22 July 2014 at 11:48

Hi Tim

My tax practitioner forwarded me a letter stating that my returns are going for audit last week an Friday.
Tim the last tax season I was also audited and comparitively my returns for this season is very similar in nature. So why the audit yet again?
Is this because I am a full commission earner and my submitted returns are of a reasonably high value,
How long does this process entail?


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TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 July 2014 at 12:48

Yes, SARS are looking at that carefully. The audit should take 21 days to finalise assuming there are no issues.


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