by Staff Reporter on 06/07/12 at 8:52 am
TaxTim is the brainchild of young and brilliant South African entrepreneurs, Marc Sevitz, a qualified CA and tax specialist, and Evan Robinson, an inventor and software developer, who after being selected to join the national Google Umbono programme last year, created a fun, easy and fast online tax return solution for young professionals.
“We understand the hassle and grief that comes with completing your tax returns, as well as the necessity and cost too. Doing taxes is now as easy as having a conversation. TaxTim is a fast and simple way of filing your tax returns at minimal cost and in record time,” said Sevitz, co-founder of TaxTim.
TaxTim asks you simple questions in plain English and then automatically completes your tax return for you, so that you can immediately send it to SARS, via e-filing, in person or through your tax practitioner.
All you need to do is visit www.taxtim.co.za, complete a simple registration process, answer TaxTim’s easy questions and pay a once off fee of R199. If you’re lucky, your tax return will be complete in less than ten minutes. And if you tell your friends about TaxTim on Facebook or Twitter, you only pay R169.
“TaxTim helps you every step of the way: registering for a tax number, signing up for eFiling, completing your return correctly and finally submitting to SARS. We offer a professional service for all individual taxpayers regardless of income level,” said Evan Robinson, co-founder of TaxTim.
TaxTim also offers Employee-Assist, a service allowing employers to help employees become tax compliant. Employees receive prepaid coupons for use of the TaxTim service, year-round email/SMS notifications to ensure compliance and timely filing, a financial welfare program comprising tax tips and financial advice newsletter, a vehicle logbook mobi-site for recording work trips on a mobile phone plus a TaxTim introduction seminar followed up with assistance on their online helpdesk.
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