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Three steps to lodge an objection against a SARS assessment

by , 14 December 2015
Do you disagree with an assessment from SARS?

If so, then don't feel powerless or confused because you can contest a decision made by SARS.

If you disagree, you may send a written request asking for the reasons of their assessment decision. But make sure that it's done within 30 days of the assessment.

In terms of lodging an objection, follow these three steps:

Step#1:

Read through and make sure you understand the reasons for the assessment and ensure that you're objecting on appropriate grounds.
 
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Step#2:

Gather all appropriate documents that you believe will assist your case against SARS.

Step#3:

Complete your objection on the Notice of Objection form (NOO1). You can access it via the eFiling system available to all taxpayers.

Deliver it to SARS at the address that is present on the assessment. Remember that this must be done within 30 days of the assessment.

Alternatively, you can lodge your objection through the eFiling system.

It is very important to remember to clearly state the reasons for your objection!
 
*So, those were three straightforward steps to follow in lodging an objection to SARS.

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