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South African law applies. A staff member has been retrenched due to operational requirements. He is 62. I have

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South Africa,. HR must apply for tax directiVE. Must the reason be involuntary retrenchment or can it be early retirement? Does SARS recognise early retirement without the reason being..due to ill health? Is there any tax benefit due to the reason given?

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Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: South Africa Law
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Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 11 months ago

The true facts as described by you is that the person was retrenched. He did not take early retirement. Declaring anything else to SARS than the actual truth will be illegal and could lead to prosecution.

I cannot comment on the tax benefits either way nor whether SARS will recognise earlu retirement without health reasons etc. since I am not a tax expert, but a legal expert.

The legal position is that one is not allowed to lie to SARS and the true and correct facts MUST be declared, regardless of the benefits or not thereof.

I hope this answered your question.

I know it will take an extra minute of your time to rate my service, but if you do not rate it, I do not get paid by the website so I would really appreciate it if you would be so kind as to rate my service positively. Feel free to ask further questions here on this topic at no extra cost if you need more information.

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Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 11 months ago

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This is just a quick note to follow up. Did you find my answer helpful? Is there anything else I can assist you with before you rate theservice? Please note that I do not get paid if you do not rate.

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