All my trading as a consultant flows through a family trust, and then the trust pays me a salary which I then declare when I submit my personal income tax return.
After submitting my latest personal income tax return on efiling a week or so ago, I received correspondence from SARS, requesting me to submit an IT3(a) from my employer (trust) so that they can verify my return.
In all the 9 years that I have been operating in this way, my trust has never issued any IT3(a) certificates to me, and it has never been an issue with SARS, but now it is. My trust is registered for provisional tax and for VAT.
How do I get my trust to issue an IT3(a) certificate to myself?