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What's New
Trade Statistics
SARS released trade statistics for January 2017 recording a trade balance deficit of R10.81 billion attributable to exports of R80.59 billion and imports of R91.40 billion, read more
Budget 2017/18
The Minister of Finance is tabling the National Budget for 2017/18. See the impact on tax and tax rates, read more
Special Voluntary Disclosure
Legislation was passed on 19 Jan 2017. A reminder that non-compliant taxpayers with unauthorised offshore assets can apply before 31 Aug 2017, read more
Customs deferment payment
A reminder to Customs clients who are deferment account holders that the 13th payment must be made by 15:00 on 30 March 2017, read more
Estate Reform
SARS introduced system changes in respect of deceased estates on 9 December 2016, read more
Single registration
Allows taxpayers to register, maintain and view associated tax and customs registrations in a consolidated tax profile, read more
Further enhancements to ITR14
SARS introduced enhancements to the Income Tax Return for Companies (ITR14) on 9 December 2016, read more
 

 Important Dates

 
24-03-2017 - VAT manual submissions and payments

30-03-2017 - Excise Duty payments

31-03-2017 - VAT electronic submissions and payments

31-03-2017 - End of the 2016/17 Financial year

31-03-2017 - CIT Provisional Tax Payments
 

 Useful Tools

 
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 Fighting Tax Crime

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