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SME.TAX Blog - Tax Season (1 July 24)

1 JULY 2024

TAX SEASON IS NOW OPEN!

Filing dates are as follows:

01 to 14 July 2024 be on the look out for “auto assessment notices” by SARS
15 July 2024 to 21 October 2024 – Manual submissions at a SARS branch
15 July 2024 to 21 October 2024 – Taxpayers who file via eFiling or the App
15 July 2024 to 20 January 2025 – Provisional taxpayers who file electronically
16 September 2024 to 20 January 2025 – Trusts submissions

As quick as you can, get the following information to your tax practitioner, as they do require it when completing your income tax return!

Salary, pension and annuities
IRP 5 certificates or IT 3(a) certificates

Interest received or accrued (local and/or foreign)
IT3(b) certificates

Travel Logbook
Please note that from 2010 you may not claim your mileage if you did not keep a logbook.

Other South African income
Rental income, business/freelance income (if IRP5 or IT3 (a) not issued by employer) etc. If married in community of property, the rental- and investment income of your spouse must also be provided, as well as the foreign taxes (if any) paid by your spouse. If the source of this income was as a result of an inheritance specifically excluded from the joint estate, you do not have to provide this information in respect of your spouse.

Dividends
Details of local dividends (even though it is tax-free) and foreign dividends received or accrued.

Lump sums
Certificates reflecting lump sums received as a result of retirement from a pension fund and/or retirement annuity fund.

Home office
No expenses in respect of an office at home may be claimed, unless a business is run from home.

Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”)
CGT became effective from 1 October 2001, and you are requested to provide the market value as at 1 October 2001, as well as selling price and date of sale of any item that qualifies for CGT, e.g. property which is not your primary residence, shares, bonds, Kruger Rands etc.

Medical expenses
Proof of medical subscriptions (if any) and expenses not recovered from a medical aid. (Note that non-prescribed medicine does not qualify). Proof of all expenses incurred as a result of permanent physical or mental disability, which could not be claimed from a medical aid.

Contributions to Retirement Annuity Funds (“RAFs”)
Certificates reflecting contributions to RAFs.

Donation
Certificates/receipts reflecting donations (if any), these certificates must be issued in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962.

Retired individuals
If you retired during the tax year, please provide Forms A and D which can be obtained from your employer/pension fund.

Bank details
Details of your bank account, i.e. name of institution, branch code, account number and type of account.

Expenses incurred in the production of income
Proof of all expenses incurred in the production of commission-, rental-, business-, and/or freelance income.

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