Due to ongoing maintenance, certain functionality on eFiling will not be available from 10pm on Saturday, 4 June until 1am on Sunday, 5 June 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Tax Season 2016 coming soon!
2016 Tax Season for Individuals is starting 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.

ITR12 form availability
All Practitioners, Executors of Estates and Individuals wanting to submit an ITR12 tax return for the 2016 year of assessment are advised that the 2016 - ITR12 form will not be available between the 17 June and the 1 July 2016. All other ITR12 forms relating to other years of assessment will operate as normal.

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 ATRinfo@sars.gov.za.

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(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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