Tax season deadline reminder: 3 days left!

Pretoria, Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Taxpayers have three days left before tax season closes at midnight on Friday, 24 November for non-provisional taxpayers.
 
Provisional taxpayers have until 31 January 2018 if they file via SARS eFiling.
 
Taxpayers can file at their nearest branch during normal office hours until this Friday, 24 November at 4pm or file electronically via eFiling, in which case, taxpayers have until midnight. 
 
SARS branches will not be operating on Saturdays after 24 November. 
 
While late submissions will be accepted and processed, these may attract penalties which range between R250 and R16 000.
 
Taxpayers can request a Statement of Account via SARS eFiling or at a SARS branch to see if they have any penalties owing to SARS for outstanding returns or owe any other amounts.
 
SARS would like to remind taxpayers of the importance of having the correct supporting documentation when they visit a SARS branch or for reference purposes when filing via SARS eFiling.  These are amongst the most important documents to have available:
  • Proof of income such as:
    • IRP5/IT3(a) from your employer or pension fund
    • Tax certificates for investment income IT3(b)
    • Tax Free Investments certificate(s) IT3(s)
    • Financial statements (e.g. for business income), etc.
  • Proof of deductions such as:
    • Medical aid contribution certificates and receipts
    • Completed confirmation of diagnosis of disability form (ITR-DD) if you want to claim any disability expenses
    • Retirement annuity contribution certificates
    • Information relating to foreign tax credits withheld
    • Travel logbook (if you receive a travel allowance or use a company car), etc.
  • Proof of identity: ID, passport or driving licence if you visit a branch to submit your return.

There are three days to go – do it now!

Taxpayers can also call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277 or visit the SARS website www.sars.gov.za for more information.

Information on how to file a tax return is available at http://www.sars.gov.za/Media/MediaReleases/Pages/3-July-2017---Tax-Season-2017-now-open-.aspx