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What's New What's New

Tax Directives file submission cut-off time

Due to the implementation of the Tax Directives enhancements on 30 June 2017, all submission of existing files should be done on or before Friday, 30 June 2017 by 15:00. Failure to do so will result in the directive application being rejected, which will have to be recaptured and resubmitted in the new format effective from 01 July 2017, read more.

Tax Season opens 1 July 2017

Tax Season is around the corner, it shouldn't drive you round the bend. Let's do this! read more.

Changes in Medical Expenditure

For the 2017 Tax Season we are introducing the following medical deduction changes to the ITR12 tax return, read more.

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.

Forgot your eFiling login details?

We realise that you only file your tax return once a year so it's easy to forget your password. So if you've forgotten your eFiling password, here's some help, 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 Technical FAQs

Clearing your cache 

If your eFiling webpage says ‘busy loading…', you may need to ckear 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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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

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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