TAX season opened on July 1. eFilers are normally the first to file and for those who prefer filing the “paper” way, there are branches that will help. Filing your tax can be done easily. DOCUMENTS NEEDED:IRP5/IT3(a) certificate(s) from your employer or pension fundIT3(b) certificates for investment returnsFinancial statements, if applicable e.g. business incomeMedical aid contribution certificates and receipts?Retirement annuity fund certificatesCertificates you received for local interest income earnedLogbook and other documents in support of business travel expensesCompleted confirmation of diagnosis of disability form (ITRDD), if applicableAny other relevant income and deduction information.Bank account detailsProof of identity if you wish to visit a branchYou don’t need to file your return if your total salary earned from March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017 for the 2016/2017 year of assessment is not more than R350 000 (before tax), provided:You only have one employer (but remember if you have two employers or income sources e.g. late spouse or partner pension income, exam markings income, rental income, moonlighting income, et cetera, you do need to file even if the total is still under R350 000); you have no car allowance or other income (e.g. interest or rent); you are not claiming tax-related deductions (for example medical expenses, retirement annuity contributions, travel expenses and more); you received interest from a source in South Africa not exceeding:• R23 800 if you are below the age of 65;• R34 500 if you aged 65 or older; • dividends were paid to you and• you were a non-resident during the 2016/2017 year of assessment. - Supplied.