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Posted 22 July 2014 under Tax Questions


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I have a travel allowance and I am submitting prior years (2012, 2013) and I am under the Threshold R250000. If I do not claim the travel allowance will they forgive the penalty for non submission?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 July 2014 at 13:29

Do you have a penalty for non-submission now?


Mike says:
22 July 2014 at 13:31

I have not submitted yet and don't know where to find it.


Mike says:
22 July 2014 at 14:00

I only have my 2011 ITA34 on eFiling. I want to submit 2012,13 and 14. I just want to know that when I submit I can choose not to claim travel allowance. I do not use a travel allowance will they still impose penalties on me?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 July 2014 at 18:03

If you have not received any penalties now then you won't have any. The under R250 000 is only if you only have a salary, you have an allowance so you had to submit anyway. It is best to claim the travel allowance so you can get some money back.


Mike says:
23 July 2014 at 7:42

Thanks! this site is great!


Mike says:
23 July 2014 at 7:46

One more question if you dont mind. I submitted my returns and have received my ITA34 for all 3 years and I'm getting money back :). But I have to verify my banking details. I have gotten everything together. How long does SARS take after Ive verified my details to pay me my money?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 July 2014 at 15:23

They say 48 hours, but it has been 21 days in some instances! SARS are not consistent I am afraid.


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