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Tax Season 2016 is open!
2016 Tax Season for Individuals is open on 1 July 2016. Be ready. We’re ready, South Africa, read more.

Auto-merge of tax profiles
From 20 June 2016, SARS will be matching and merging your tax, customs and excise records into one consolidated profile based on your registered details, read more.

New MPR system
Manifest Processing System (MPR) is SARS’s automated solution for the receipt and processing of prescribed reports for international cargo to be imported or exported, read more.





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.

Income protection deduction
SARS no longer allows claims for income protection for the 2016 year of assessment which used to be claimed under source code 4018. If you manually capture this amount on your ITR12, you will not be able to submit your income tax return. In cases where source code 4018 is pre-populated on your ITR12 for the year of assessment 2016, your income tax return will be received by SARS but this amount will not be allowed on assessment.

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
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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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