Sars has shortened tax season by one month and I am happy about that!

Yes, it means filing all our clients returns in 4 Months instead of 5, but really 4 Months is more than enough time!

Why? Because we file more than half our returns in the first and last months. The other half are spread out over three months.

Clients either want their returns filed immediately for the refund, or last minute!

So here are some reasons to be included in the first batch of returns :

• Refunds. Why wait if you usually get a refund? If you don’t need the money, get it refunded anyway and invest it. The sooner the better.

• Don’t try keep it for December. Many clients try and time it as a Christmas bonus. Don’t. If sars requests and audit they can use up to 12 Months to review your return. And we have many unhappy clients when they don’t get a refund before Christmas. File early and invest.

• We have found the last two months turn-around slow down considerably. The later you file the slower the turn-around time.

• Sometimes there’s a problem. With your documents or with your online profile or return. If you leave it to the last minute to reduce the amount of time you have to resolve it and may file your return late.

• Penalties are high. If, for any reason, you don’t file your return, you risk those very high penalties.

• Sars details verifications have been very strict. You may need to go in to update your details and the go in again to “lift a stopper”. You don’t want to be doing this closer to tax deadline time when the offices are full of last minute taxpayers.

• Peace of mind! Once it’s done, it’s done

Sars has shortened tax season by one month and I am happy about that!

Yes, it means filing all our clients returns in 4 Months instead of 5, but really 4 Months is more than enough time!

Why? Because we file more than half our returns in the first and last months. The other half are spread out over three months.

Clients either want their returns filed immediately for the refund, or last minute!

So here are some reasons to be included in the first batch of returns :

• Refunds. Why wait if you usually get a refund? If you don’t need the money, get it refunded anyway and invest it. The sooner the better.

• Don’t try time your refund for December. Many clients try and time it as a Christmas bonus. Don’t. If sars requests and audit they can use up to 12 Months to review your return. And we have many unhappy clients when they don’t get a refund before Christmas. File early and invest.

• We have found the last two months turn-around slow down considerably. The later you file the slower the turn-around time.

• Sometimes there’s a problem. With your documents or with your online profile or return. If you leave it to the last minute to reduce the amount of time you have to resolve it and may file your return late.

• Penalties are high. If, for any reason, you don’t file your return, you risk those very high penalties.

• Sars details verifications have been very strict. You may need to go in to update your details and the go in again to “lift a stopper”. You don’t want to be doing this closer to tax deadline time when the offices are full of last minute taxpayers.

• Peace of mind! Once it’s done, it’s done. Why way till the end of the year when it’s a rush?

Get your documents ready and let’s file in now!

e. Why way till the end of the year when it’s a rush?

Get your documents ready and let’s file in July!

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