Before you complete your provisional tax return, check these three items to guarantee it's 100% accurate
February 2015 is just around the corner.
As a provisional taxpayer, one of the things you must do in February is submit your provisional tax return to SARS.
If you don't, SARS will charge you penalties.
Since that's a risk you can't afford to take, read on to find out the three items you must check before you complete your provisional tax return so you can submit an accurate one.
To submit an accurate provisional tax return to SARS, check these three items before you complete it
According to Provisional Tax 101, t
o complete your provisional tax
return (IRP6), you must:
Log on to eFiling;
Click on 'Returns' and then 'Returns Issued';
Click on Provisional Tax; and
From the drop-down menu, select the provisional tax period and click the 'Request' button.
Your IRP6 will now show as a line item. At the end of the line, click on the underlined word 'Open'. After this, your return will appear so you can complete it.
Now before you complete it, you must check:
That the year of assessment is correct. This way, everything will add up when you make your calculations.
The second item you must check is the period.
There are three periods for paying provisional tax.
There's a first period – this is when you must make your payment on 31 August.
Second period – this is when you make payment on 28 February.
Then there's a third period – in this period, you make a voluntary top-up payment. The due date for payment is 30 September.
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Here's the last item you must check you complete your provisional tax return
The last item you must check is if your historical details are correct.
The year of your previous assessment;
Your taxable income declaration for that year of assessment; and
The basic amount declaration for that year.
Please note that if, for example, SARS raised an assessment on your company in the last five years, your historical details will pre-populate on your return. But if your last assessment was five years ago or more, it will be blank. This will also be the case if you're a new provisional taxpayer.
Knowing what to check before you complete your provisional tax return will help you submit an accurate return and avoid penalties.
PS: Since completing a provisional tax return can be tricky, we advise you to checkout Provisional Tax 101.
It shows you the whole process and covers provisional tax from start to finish.
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