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Tax Season 2017 – eFiling Discrepancy Error

Wednesday, 05 July 2017   (1 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

It has come to our attention that some of our members are struggling to submit their 2017 Income Tax Returns due to the following pop-up error on the ITR12:

There is a discrepancy in the amounts completed, please ensure that you completed the correct amounts.


  • The 'Total contributions for this year of assessment' must be equal to the sum of 'Contributions made this policy'

In order to correct this, please ensure that you have completed the Retirement Annuity section correctly. The new Retirement Annuity section allows you to complete the details of multiple policies held – look out for the additional containers labelled “Details of Policy(ies)” below the field that houses source code 4006.

At each container, you are required to complete the contribution for that particular fund (e.g., for Policy 1 you have contributed R5 000, for Policy 2 you have contributed R2 000). The sum of all contributions made to all policies should be completed next to the source code 4006, which is the first container located under the Retirement Annuity section. Example: (Policy 1) R5 000 + (Policy 2) R2 000 = R7 000; therefore R7 000 is the amount that should reflect at source code 4006.

Important! Even if you make contributions to only one policy, the details of that policy and the amount contributed still need to be completed in the details section.

We hope this information assists you in successfully completing and submitting your tax return.  Remember that members are welcome to lodge any queries via the Tax Helpline.


Brett G. Marshall says...
Posted Friday, 07 July 2017
Thanks. There is another problem that i don't have enough space to give here relating to medical.



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