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What to bring when going to get my tax number?

Posted 21 May 2013 under Tax Questions


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I have to go and get my tax number, what should I come with eg: ID etc

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
22 May 2013 at 11:10

You should take along your ID, a bank letter confirming your bank account which must be stamped by the bank and if you have it your latest payslip or IRP5 from your employer.


Mr x says:
22 May 2013 at 22:54

Thanks for the response it helped. Can you please brief me on what is SARS all about, do I gain, employer or government?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
23 May 2013 at 10:45

SARS is the South African Revenue Service, they are the collector of taxes on behalf of the government. Government uses these taxes to pay for social services and to basically run the government and country. So your employer pays over most of your taxes on your behalf and the government spends it on the people of SA.


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