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Here's what you can do if you disagree with a SARS tax assessment

by , 20 September 2013
Have you received a tax assessment from SARS? Do you agree with it?

If you don't, and you're not sure how SARS arrived at the amount of tax assessed, you should ask SARS to provide you with an explanation of how it determined and calculated the assessed tax.

Here's what you should do if you disagree with SARS.
 
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What to do if you disagree with SARS
 
You must put your request in writing and submit it to SARS. There's no prescribed form for you to use when you request the reasons for or explanation of your assessment so a formal letter signed by you will be enough.
 
But when must you lodge your objection? Let's see...
 
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When you must lodge your objection
 
You must lodge an objection against the assessment within 30 business days from the date of assessment.
 
There are four easy steps you can follow to lodge your objection. Turn to O02: Objections in your Practical Tax Loose Leaf for the steps. Not a member yet? Click here to get your copy today.
 
Until next time
 
Natalie Cousens
Managing Editor: Practical Tax Loose Leaf service

Ps. Keep an eye open for the next Tax Bulletin. We'll show you the five things your objection to SARS must contain.

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