Due to ongoing maintenance eFiling may experience intermittent issues today 1 August 2015 plus the corporate SARS website www.sars.gov.za will be unavailable today on 1 August 2015 between 22:00 and midnight. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tax Season open from 1 July 2015
Tax Season for Individuals and Trusts opened 1 July 2015. See the important dates and our tips for this year, read more.

Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI) Accounts
WTI accounts are available on eFiling. Read more here on how to make a WTI payment and claim refunds.

Transferring taxpayers on eFiling Important changes have been made when transferring a taxpayer on eFiling. Read more here.

Merging all types of taxes
From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling. This function will help you easily merge all the types of taxes into one single profile for each client/entity. Read more here.




SARS has developed a free software application which allow employers to complete the declarations offline on the PC and then send these to SARS.

SARS has developed a free software application which allow Dividends Declarants and Regulated Intermediaries to submit dividend transaction data and complete declarations offline on the PC and then send these to SARS.

Trusts have issues with saving and submitting info on the ITR12T
It has been brought to our attention that taxpayers are experiencing a problem when saving information on the Income Tax Return for Trusts (ITR12T) on eFiling. In order for information to be saved on both the form as well as to the SARS system, you should click “Save” on the form and then click “Save” again on the eFiling main menu. The same applies when clicking “Done”. You will need to click “Done” on the form and then again on the eFiling main menu.

Adobe security issues
Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux to address a critical vulnerability. SARS has Adobe Flash content on some of our websites and may send you documents which require Adobe Flash Player to open these documents. We encourage you to update your security as failure to do so may leave your computer susceptible to hacking. You can access these updates directly from the
Adobe Download Centre or by accepting the update prompt via the installed product.


Beware of the latest SARS scams
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SARS eFiling is a free, simple and secure way of interacting with SARS from the comfort of your home or office...

  • 01-07-2015 - Start of Tax Season for Individuals and Trusts
  • 01-09-2015 - Start of Interim Employers Tax Season
  • 30-09-2015 - Manual/postal submission
  • 30-10-2015 - End of Interim Employers Tax Season
  • 27-11-2015 - Electronic at SARS branch (non-provisional)
  • 27-11-2015 - eFiling (non-provisional)
  • 29-01-2016 - Provisional taxpayers (eFiling)



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