Man tweets he's getting "R66200,66 on tax returns"

Man tweets he's getting "R66200,66 on tax returns"

It's tax season and Twitter users are asking some serious questions after a man shared some of his financial information.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined consultancy Gartner $2.44 million (R50 million) for its role in state capture linked to the SA Revenue Service (SARS).
US fines consultancy Gartner R50 million for role in state capture at SARS. Image: Fani Mahuntsi

Doing your taxes is never a pleasant job, but it's one that needs to be done.

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As it turns out, there could be some serious benefits when tax season does come around, although many would argue that this specific situation below is quite a rare occurrence.

Most of us want to know whether SARS owes us, or if it's vice versa, and it can be a stressful time.

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One Twitter user who is probably overcome with joy is @Yanga_Co, who is an electrical engineer that recently shared a screenshot of the amount of money he would be receiving back from SARS after filing his tax return:

This post set the Twitterverse alight as users wanted answers!

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Some users asked obvious questions like did he do the assessment himself or did someone do it for him, and if this means he overpaid his taxes this year.

He answered all of the above by saying that he had a tax consultant who did the job for him and was happy to share a referral, and that he seemingly did overpay during the year.

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His post also motivated others to share their own tax return amounts:

Others simply enquired how much he must be worth, to which he replied:

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Many took the opportunity to warn him that he shouldn't be posting financial information on the internet, as well as telling him that he still might be audited if he wasn't more careful.

Either way, it seems like Yanga will surely be enjoying the last few months of the year with the extra cash.

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It is also important to note that because it is tax season you should be on the lookout for suspicious activity and SARS has posted on their website that you should be wary of the latest PayFast SMS scam and emails titled, “INTERNAL COMMUNICATION from"

If you or anyone you know think you might have received a scam or phishing message, call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277.

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