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What's New What's New

 Employer Annual Reconciliation

The Employer Annual Reconciliation started on 18 April 2017 and employers have until 31 May 2017 to submit their Annual Reconciliation Declarations(EMP501), read more.

Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

Legislation for SVDP was passed on 19 January 2017. A reminder that non-compliant taxpayers with unauthorised offshore assets can apply for SVDP before 31 August 2017, read more.

IRP5 refresh on ITR14 after 9 Dec 2016

Taxpayers who requested, opened and saved an ITR14 after 9 December 2016 must refresh the return before form completion, read more.

Estate Reform

SARS introduced system changes in respect of deceased estates on 9 December 2016, read more.

Customs Provisional Payments

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

Please Note Please Note

Tips for disputing 

If you dispute an assessment for a specific period, multiple source codes / fields can be included in a single dispute. More than one dispute for the same tax period may lead to longer processing times. Read more.

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.

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Important Dates Important Dates
  • 06-01-2017 - PAYE submission and payments
  • 25-01-2017 - VAT manual submissions and payments
  • 30-01-2017 - Excise duty payments
  • 31-01-2017 - VAT electronic 
    submissions and payments
  • 31-01-2017 -
    CIT Provisional tax payments
For more key dates click here.

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