IRP5 Certificate

Looking for what IRP5 Certificate is and how to claim it. IRP5 is the employee’s tax certificate that is issued to him/her at the end of each tax year detailing all employer/employee related incomes, deductions and related taxes.

It is used by the employee specifically to complete his/her income tax return for a specific year.

How to get my IRP5 certificate

Please note that if you are an employee, you can only get your IRP5 income tax certificate from your employer, and not at SARS as most people think. The certificate can be issued either via the employer’s sars efiling profile or the employer’s SARS Easy File application depending on the number of employees.

IRP5 documents come in all sorts of formats. Luckily there are only a handful of companies that produce IRP5s, so most of them follow a similar format.

Click on the format that matches your IRP5 below and we will show you where to find all the amounts you need for your tax return.

OPTION 1: SARS format





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