Hi everyone,

Hope you all keeping sane during this period! I am at my wits end with applying for tax directives for retrenchments and I hope I am not the only one.

When applying for the IRP3a for voluntary retrenchment, SARS decline the request with reason "Reason for certificate invalid". On calling SARS they say the workaround is to select option "Other" as a reason and enter the severance benefit under other income. Well that does work but it taxes the benefit at 18% where the tax should be zero...

Am I doing something wrong or is this an issue with SARS efiling ?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!