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Tax Season for Individuals

The deadline for non-provisional taxpayers was 25 November 2016. If you didn't submit, go to our tax season webpage for more information, read more.

 Disputes against VAT Assessment

Please Note:If the item you want to dispute is not available for selection, you unfortunately will have to lodge the dispute at your nearest Branch Office, read more.

Customs Provisional Payments

Automation of Provisional Payments for Customs Imports Declaration and Activation of Preferential Codes, read more.

New Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

As of 1 Oct 2016, individuals and companies can apply via eFiling for Tax SVDP and / or Exchange Control SVDP. From 17 Oct they can also apply at SARS Branches, read more.

Any issues with e@syFile™ Employer?

How to complete the new fields, handle duplicate certificates and more. See our e@syFile FAQ's, read more.

Easyfile Employer EasyFile Dividends Tax

Help-You-eFile will make completing your Individual Income Tax Return (ITR12) easier.

Call me Back

Instead of waiting in the queue, you can now get a SARS consultant to phone you back! Read and accept T&C’s for call back option.

Unsure if you have to submit?

Not sure whether you must submit an Income Tax Return (ITR12)? Answer these simple questions and find out.

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Advance Tax Ruling (ATR)

Only cheque payments are accepted for ATR applications. Cheques are to be delivered at: ATR section, Khanyisa Building, 271 Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. For more info email

Beware of the latest SARS scams

Please remember, SARS will not request your banking details through email, sms or telephone. For the latest scams, click here.


The SARS eFiling site is secured using the highest forms of browser security by Verisign. SARS eFiling users simply need to check they are on the correct website address and look for the lock symbol on their browser, read more.

Important Dates Important Dates
2016 Tax Season Dates
  • 01-07-2016 - Start of Tax Season for Individuals
  • 25-11-2016 - Deadline for submissions at a SARS Branch(provisional and non-provisional)
  • 25-11-2016 - Deadline for eFiling submissions (non provisional)
  • 31-01-2017 - Deadline for provisional taxpayers via eFiling
For more key dates click here.

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