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Unsure if you need to file?
You don't need to file your return if your total annual salary earned is not more than R350 000 (before tax), provided a few things...
Forgot your eFiling details?
We realise that you only file your tax once a year so it’s easy to forget your password. So if you’ve forgotten your eFiling password, here's some help.
Forgot your tax number?
Your income tax reference number is a unique 10-digit number issued by SARS to a taxpayer on registration. If you are registered, you can find your tax number as follows…
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,
The way you register for tax & customs and update your existing details has changed from 12 May 2014,
Extended Contact Centre hours
During Tax Season 2016, the Contact Centre will be available on Saturdays as well as longer hours during weekdays,
Merging all types of taxes
From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling,
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,
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,
Enhanced Tax Compliance Certificate system
Compliant taxpayers may request and print a TCC via eFiling from 18 April 2016,
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28-07-2016 - Excise duty payments
29-07-2016 - VAT electronic submissions and payments
05-08-2016 - PAYE submissions and payments
25-08-2016 - VAT manual submissions and payments
30-08-2016 - Excise duty payments
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Fighting Tax Crime
There is a steady increase in email scams and phishing attacks in which the SARS brand is being abused.
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