There has been a lot written lately about the South African Revenue Service (Sars) increasing the threshold for individuals who do not have to submit a tax return. The general rule is that you do not have to submit a tax return if your income from your employer is under R500,000.

However, please note that even if your income is under R500,000 there are still many other factors that would oblige you to file a tax return. For example, if you have changed jobs during the tax year, and thus have two IRP5s, you need to submit a tax return.

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