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Warning! Doing any of the following when filing your tax return could land you two years in jail

by , 01 July 2014
Today is the start of the 2014 tax-filing season for individual taxpayers.

You have until 21 November 2014 to complete and submit your Income Tax Return (ITR12) to SARS. Failure to meet the November deadline will result in harsh penalties.

One of the important things you have to be aware of this tax season is that you could face two years in jail if you do any of these acts when filing your tax return.

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Steer clear of these actions when filing your 2014 tax return or face two years in jail

Experts behind the Practical Tax Loose Leaf Service say, if you file a return without authority and:

#1: Submit a return or any other document to SARS under a forged signature;

#2: Use someone else's electronic or digital signature in any electronic communication to SARS; or

#3: Submit a communication to SARS on behalf of someone else without their permission, you'll be found guilty of an offence and be subject to a fine or face two years jail time.

That's right.

These actions could land you in jail for two years.

Make sure you avoid these criminal offences to ensure you aren't sent to jail.

Now that you know the acts you must avoid when filing your tax return, file your tax return sooner rather than later to avoid the rush come November.

And remember, the easiest way to file your return is online via eFiling. You don't have to stand in long queues or risk delays.

If you want the seven documents to help you complete your tax return accurately, check out this article.

Don't forget that out tax experts are on standby to answer any of your questions regarding the 2014 tax season. Ask your questions at the Accounting & Tax Club so you'll have no trouble meeting the 2014 deadline for tax returns.



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