- Accepting SARS auto-assessments on eFiling without verifying the accuracy thereof.
- Taxpayer miscalculations, incorrect disclosures or other errors made in submitting income tax returns.
- Complicated estates and trusts
- Implementation of new rules or adjustments
- Foreign currency earnings or transactions
- Working abroad
- Complex business engagements
Here’s what you can do in order to avoid disputes with SARS:
- Before you accept an auto-assessment by SARS on eFiling, verify that the information therein is accurate and complete.
- If you disagree with any information in the auto-assessment, do not accept it.
- Engage an income tax professional to complete and file your income tax returns on your behalf.
- If you dispute the assessment raised by SARS, ensure that you object within the required timeframe communicated on eFiling.
- Avoid engaging SARS in disputes without first obtaining the advice of a tax professional.
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