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Do you need to submit a tax return?
It’s nearly tax season again! If you earn less than R250 000 per year (or R20 833 per month) from one employer before tax, you don’t have any other income, and you don’t have to claim expenses such as medical aid or retirement annuities, you don’t need to file a return. If you don’t fall into this category, you need to register as a taxpayer and submit a tax return.
Submitting a tax return can seem very intimidating, but luckily Scorpion is there to help our members. We can submit your tax returns for you, as well as help ensure that you are billed correctly. If you have any trouble with your tax return, you can report the issue to Scorpion’s Tax Help Desk who will help you resolve it.
As always, be very careful when giving out your personal details to anyone. There are many tricksters who will do anything to get hold of your money. They love sending mails and SMSs stating that SARS has made a payment to your bank account. Do not click on the links in these communications! Rather type SARS’ verified address (www.sars.gov.za) straight into your browser or call them directly on 0800 00 7277 to find out if you have in fact been paid.