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    Default SARS Filing Season 2020

    Individual tax filing season starts on 01 September according to SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter. He also says SMS's will be sent out from 01 August to registered taxpayers where you can view your assessment and "simply accept and complete the filing".

    I got an SMS yesterday (30 July) - my assessment is R20 056.23, it does not indicate if it is a refund or if I owe. And of course there is a link to open to see the assessment.

    Is this SARS being super efficient or have the fraudsters got a scam going already? I think the latter.
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    Comissioner had a media briefing yesterday indicating Filling Season opens a month earlier

    Log onto your eFilng profile and check your assesment whereby you can accept or edit

    Thank me later ........

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    Also received one for a miserly R5500. Tsek

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicydave View Post
    Comissioner had a media briefing yesterday indicating Filling Season opens a month earlier

    Log onto your eFilng profile and check your assesment whereby you can accept or edit

    Thank me later ........
    Jip, only transact through an official channel like efiling. I do get sars smses but thats only considered communication, nat transactional.
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    Negative value means they owe you positive value means you owe them.
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    SMS is legit. They just spoke about it on Morning Live.
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    Wonder where did they get this assessment then? I have claimed the last 15 years and they have always owed me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    Wonder where did they get this assessment then? I have claimed the last 15 years and they have always owed me...

    It is an "AUTO" assesment based on the 3rd Party Certificates received

    Therefor if any addidtional claims need to be submitted you need to edit your return

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil Peetz View Post
    Individual tax filing season starts on 01 September according to SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter. He also says SMS's will be sent out from 01 August to registered taxpayers where you can view your assessment and "simply accept and complete the filing".

    I got an SMS yesterday (30 July) - my assessment is R20 056.23, it does not indicate if it is a refund or if I owe. And of course there is a link to open to see the assessment.

    Is this SARS being super efficient or have the fraudsters got a scam going already? I think the latter.
    if there is no (-) in front, it means you have to pay..... In your case, doesn't seem good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicydave View Post
    It is an "AUTO" assesment based on the 3rd Party Certificates received

    Therefor if any addidtional claims need to be submitted you need to edit your return
    Thanx Dave, makes sense then.

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    Also received the SMS and although they owe me I will definitely log in and check. I changed within the last fin-year from full-time employee to contractor, paying my pension contributions with "after-tax" money.
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    Also, don't be a tool, sorry a fool and just leave it, ,log on to your profile and check

    If you just leave it SARS will assume you are happy and will accept the "AUTO" assesment

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    I did check on E-filing when I received the SMS and nothing there yet, only last year's assessment. With a car allowance and business travel one would need to adjust the assessment?
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    Default Re: SARS Scam?

    Please check your e-filing online.

    Spoke to a tax auditor yesterday and was told that this "Auto" of SARS ignores everything that is medical aid related.

    That is your tax credit for membership fees as well as any out-of-pocket expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Please check your e-filing online.

    Spoke to a tax auditor yesterday and was told that this "Auto" of SARS ignores everything that is medical aid related.

    That is your tax credit for membership fees as well as any out-of-pocket expenses.

    BEWARE
    In the same conundrum here. As a permanent employee with no investments etc but have had some medical aid expenses, I cannot see how I owe them R6600
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    Just remember, the "AUTO" assesment is for Joesoap on the street which only get a salary and normal straight forward deductions so that he/she does not need to do anything as there is no additional claims

    Therefor the returns for more complex cases will have to be edited

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    I submitted my tax through eFiling on Tuesday, received a IT34 on Wednesday, got my payback in my account Thursday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDisco View Post
    I submitted my tax through eFiling on Tuesday, received a IT34 on Wednesday, got my payback in my account Thursday morning.
    Awe.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Please check your e-filing online.

    Spoke to a tax auditor yesterday and was told that this "Auto" of SARS ignores everything that is medical aid related.
    That was my conclusion last night.
    Got the SMS with a totally different amount than when I logged on and check. Medical was correct on the system, all fine, and accepted it.

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    Out of interest, I logged into efiling on Tue and my return was issued. I did not receive an SMS.

    I went through the return, made sure everything was correct (had MASSIVE medical expenses this year), captured my mileage for the travel allowance, did the calculation (nice refund, thanks SARS) and hit submit. The assessment was generated instantly and I woke up yesterday morning to an SMS from FNB showing the money was in my account.

    So yeah, refund from SARS in my account by 30/7. Sweet!
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