As the final deadline draws closer for all salaried employees to submit their tax returns on the 23 November 2012, digital tax assistant TaxTim, recently chosen as one of Africa’s Top 40 tech startups to present at the DEMO Africa conferencein Nairobi, offers a quick and simple solution to help complete your tax return in less than ten minutes.
“It is better to get started with your tax return as soon as possible as some parts of the process can take time. If you earned more than R59 750 for the 2012 tax year (R4 979 per month), you would need to submit a tax return to SARS or you will be fined penalties for every month you are late. TaxTim helps you to complete your tax returns at minimal cost and in record time,” says Marc Sevitz, co-founder of TaxTim.
TaxTim asks you all the required questions in plain language one-by-one, to help you fill out everything on your tax return correctly. Working side-by-side with TaxTim, you can be sure you won’t be overtaxed and will qualify for the maximum possible tax refund if due. The TaxTim service costs from R120 per return and is available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu 24 hours a day online.
“We understand the confusion and stress that comes with completing your tax returns, as well as the necessity and cost to do so. That’s why we made doing taxes on your own as easy as having a conversation. TaxTim is a fast and simple way of completing everything on your tax return that you need to, an essential service as the close of filing season draws near and tensions are high,” said Evan Robinson, co-founder of TaxTim.
TaxTim also offers Employee Assist, a service for corporate clients to help their employees become and stay tax compliant. Employees receive prepaid coupons for use of the TaxTim service, year-round email/SMS notifications to ensure their compliance and timely filing, access to a 24 hour tax questions helpdesk, a vehicle logbook mobi-site for recording work trips on a mobile phone and a TaxTim introductory seminar.