ALL FAQs

How can I obtain my Income Tax reference number?
o You can refer to your IRP5 issued by your company. o You can contact your Payroll Administrator. o You can refer to any of the previous year’s ITA34(Notice of Assessment) ...

How can I change my eFiling Password?
• Online through the eFiling website Go to the eFiling website and click on the Login button. From there, click on the 'For a Reminder of your username' or if you have forgotten your password, click here. ...

Can I claim professional subscription fees as a chartered accountant?
A person who earns remuneration income (which is not derived mainly from commission) cannot claim professional subscription fees against the income received.

Why must I register for Income Tax?
If your earnings for a given tax year are above the tax threshold, you are obliged by law to register for income tax. If you are an individual

What is the threshold for the non-submission of ITR12 returns for individuals for the 2013 year of assessment?
Although a taxpayer still has to register for income tax he/she may elect to not submit a return for the 2013 year of assessment if the following conditions are met:

How much should I be earning before I must register for Income Tax?
If you are an individual who is younger than 65years and earned more than R63,556 in the 2013 tax year, you must register for income tax. And so should an individual who is 65 years and older and earned R99,056

What is remuneration for tax purposes?
Remuneration is any amount of income which is paid/payable to any person whether in cash or otherwise (e.g. fringe benefit) and whether or not for services rendered.

Where can I get help to complete my tax registration form?
Yes. You need to install Adobe Flash Player first. Your SARS Agent can’t point to the areas on the Pdf form, but only in those forms which use Flash.

What is the foreign tax credit limit for individuals?
The rebate is limited to the foreign tax payable and may not exceed the result of the folowing formula: Total Normal Tax in South Africa x taxable foreign income / total taxable income.

What are penalties for not submitting my income tax return?
The penalties for not submitting a tax return are set out in Chapter 15 of the Tax Administration Act. They differ according to behaviour of the taxpayer.

Can a registration for income tax be backdated?
Yes

Can I change my address on the income tax return ITR12?
Yes, taxpayers can update the address changes on the ITR12 tax return.

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