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What's New What's New


Individual Provisional taxpayers
Individual Provisional taxpayers have until 31 January 2018 to file their returns through eFiling. Want to know if you're an individual provisional taxpayer? read more.

 


Reporting of Conveyances and Goods (RCG)
Under RCG, it will be mandatory for all Customs cargo reporters in the air, sea and road industries to submit reports to SARS electronically, read more.

 


Country-by-Country Reporting
Extension has been granted to taxpayers with CbC Report returns due in December 2017 or January 2018 to submit their returns by 28 February 2018, read more. 

 

Easyfile Employer EasyFile Dividends Tax
Help-You-eFile

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 Technical FAQs

Clearing your cache 

If your eFiling webpage says ‘busy loading…', you may need to clear your browser cache. For a step by step guide on how to do this, please click here.

Tips on How to Scan

When you are requested to submit supporting documents, it may be necessary to scan these into your pc. For assistance with the settings required, please Read more..

Merging your tax profiles

From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling. This function will help individual taxpayers, Registered Representatives of entities and Tax Practitioners to easily merge all the types of taxes for example Income Tax and Employees’ Tax as well as Customs & Excise into one single profile for each client/entity. Read more.

How to upload Supporting Documents

Taxpayers that have to upload supporting documents (relevant material) using eFiling should make sure the documents meet the correct standards. Read More.  

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If you experience any issues with opening PDF's in eFiling, see our browser compatibility guidelines for more info.  

Please Note Please Note

Annual closure period for Advance Tax Rulings

The annual closure period will be from 16 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 (both dates inclusive) and is applicable to both current and new applications.

Advance Tax Rulings (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 ATRinfo@sars.gov.za.

Important Dates Important Dates
  • 01-07-2017 -2017 Tax season opens
  • 22-09-2017 - Non-provisional and provisional  manual/postal submission
  • 24-11-2017 - eFiling or electronic filing at SARS branch
  • 31-01-2018 -Provisional taxpayers via eFiling
For more key dates click here.

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