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  • 13 Easy steps to complete your provisional tax return via eFiling
  • 13 Easy steps to complete your provisional tax return via eFiling
    The 28 February 2017 provisional tax (PVT) payment deadline is just around the corner. And with December a few short weeks away, there's no better time to start working on your provisional tax return before you go on leave. So, here are 13 simple steps to follow if you're submitting your provisional tax payment via eFiling so you can go away and enjoy a stress free December holiday. Let's g... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • Who is a provisional taxpayer?
  • Who is a provisional taxpayer?
    Provisional tax is a tax system that makes taxpayers estimate and pay their taxes in the form of two payments (one every six months), instead of having to pay one large sum at the end of the tax year. But, do you know who SARS considers a provisional taxpayer? Read on to find out if you qualify. It's important you determine if you qualify as a provisional taxpayer. The reason? SARS no... ››› more
  • [07 November 2016]
  • Seven simple steps to calculate provisional tax correctly
  • Seven simple steps to calculate provisional tax correctly
    With provisional tax, you estimate and pay your taxes in two payments. It's one payment every six months, instead of having to pay one big amount at the end of the tax year. Your first payment is due by 31 August every year. If SARS isn't happy with your estimate they will charge you with underestimation penalties. You'll pay these penalties on the amount SARS think your estimate should be.... ››› more
  • [15 August 2016]
  • Help! Our provisional tax debit bounced... How can I avoid paying the penalties?
  • Help! Our provisional tax debit bounced... How can I avoid paying the penalties?
    We received this call for help a few weeks ago, from a company (we'll call them XYZ Trading). XYZ's financial and tax year end is the last day of December each year. In December 2015, XYZ Trading's Financial Manager - Ted Jones - sat with the bookkeeper, to finalise the arrangements for the payment of the company's VAT and its provisional taxes. He wanted to make sure that everything would run... ››› more
  • [05 August 2016]
  • 13 Easy steps to complete your provisional tax return via eFiling
  • Dear reader, The 28 February 2016 provisional tax (PVT) payment deadline is just around the corner. Here are 13 simple steps to follow if you're submitting your provisional tax payment via eFiling so you can go away and enjoy a stress free December holiday. Let's get started. How to complete your provisional tax return via eFiling with these 13 time-saving steps:   Step #1 Go to www... ››› more
  • [13 January 2016]
  • Get your provisional tax calculations right the first time!
  • Provisional tax helps you pay the tax you owe upfront, on the income you earn, at the end of each tax year. The tax year runs from 1st March 2015 to the last day of 28th February 2016. And the first tax payment for 2016 is due by 31st August 2015. This means you're running out of time! You need to calculate what is due for the whole 2015 tax year and pay half of the tax liability am... ››› more
  • [24 July 2015]
  • How to avoid penalties from SARS when paying your provisional tax
  • Today, we've decided to offer you few tips on how to make no mistakes when paying your provisional tax. These rules were established by SARS and you'll have to follow them to avoid penalties . SARS penalties and provisional tax: What you need to know First of all, remember that you must pay half of the estimated tax liability with your first tax return. You'll pay the rest on the second tax re... ››› more
  • [30 March 2015]
  • Registering and deregistering for Provisional Tax: Two processes you must follow
  • When it comes to paying provisional tax, not everyone has to do it. But if you do, you need to register with the taxman to do this. If, however, provisional tax no longer applies to you, you must deregister with SARS so it doesn't come after you for late payment. Today, we explain the process for doing both.   First, let's look at the process of provisional tax registration SARS has made ... ››› more
  • [16 March 2015]
  • How recent changes to provisional tax affect Tier 1 and Tier 2 taxpayers
  • SARS issued changes regarding your provisional tax liability recently. Whether they affect you, depend on whether you're a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 taxpayer. Read on to find out more... Your provisional taxpayer group determines how these changes affect you SARS organises provisional taxpayers into two groups. Those earning revenues of below R1 million per year, and those earning R1 million ... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • Five provisional tax myths dispelled so you can pay your tax on time and avoid penalties
  • There are a lot of myths about provisional tax. These often lead to taxpayers neglecting their tax duties, over-paying or worse, underpaying on their provisional tax obligation. As the 27 February deadline for provisional tax approaches, it's crucial you know the facts about provisional tax so you can make your payment correctly and on time. To help you with this, today we uncover five ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2015]
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