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    Travel Claim against Allowance area on ITR12 greyed out...

    Hi,

    I am busy with a client's individual tax return and marked that he wants to claim expenditure against a travel allowance. But now, when I get to that section of his return, it is greyed out and I can not complete any information for that section (I can't even mark the portion where they ask whether a logbook was used).

    I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that it is greyed out... but I changed the number of motor vehicles from "3" to "2" because last year he used 3 motor vehicles for business purposes, but this year only 2 was used for business. A warning came up to say that decreasing the number of vehicles might lead to an incorrect statement because SARS might have info that you are not showing now or something like that. I clicked "OK" because I know I only want to declare 2 vehicles.

    I think I will need to phone SARS for this tomorrow, but I thought I would ask here first, maybe someone had a similiar experience / situation before?

    THANKS!

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    Does the income "travel allowance" appear on his IRP5? (Code 3701/3751)

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    Hi Dellatjie,

    No, but code 3703 Reimbursive Travel Allowance does appear. In this case, does he not need to complete the section "Travel Claim against Allowance"?

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    I have to say, I am not sure about the practical application of re-imbursive travel allowances. I hope one of the tax guru's can help us here? But it doesn't make sense that a re-imbursive travel allowance would be taxable, as this is merely a business expense incurred by the employee.

    Hope to get an answer soon!

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    Hi Dellatjie,

    Thank you very much for your responses. I know that it is not taxable and I don't think the payroll system would have calculated tax payable on this amount. It is just that I thought you would still have to complete the "Travel Claim against Allowance" section anyway...

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    Hi Dellatjie,

    FYI - I phoned SARS and the consultant that I spoke to confirmed that the "Travel Claim against Allowance" section should not be completed when only a reimbursive travel allowance was received.

    I requested on the other post for anyone that has previous experience with this to confirm :-)

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