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What's New
Trade Statistics
SARS released trade statistics for June 2016 that recorded a trade surplus of R12.53 billion due to exports of R105.22 billion and imports of R92.69 billion, read more
Extended Contact Centre hours
During Tax Season 2016, the Contact Centre will be available on Saturdays as well as longer hours during weekdays, 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
I need my tax number
Forgotten your tax number? You can request it from SARS in various ways, read more
Merging all types of taxes
From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling, read more
Income protection deduction
SARS no longer allows claims for income protection from the 2016 assessment which used to be claimed under source code 4018.
Tax Season 2016 is open!
2016 Tax Season for Individuals is now open from 1 July 2016. Be ready. We’re ready, South Africa, 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

 Important Dates

05-08-2016 - PAYE submissions and payments

25-08-2016 - VAT manual submissions and payments

30-08-2016 - Excise duty payments

31-08-2016 - VAT electronic submissions and payments

31-08-2016 - Provisional Tax Payments

 Useful Tools


 Fighting Tax Crime

There is a steady increase in email scams and phishing attacks in which the SARS brand is being abused.
Tax Crime & Corruption