Pretoria, Monday 8 February 2021 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) reminds taxpayers that the Filing Season deadline for provisional taxpayers ends on 15 February 2021.
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said taxpayers are encouraged to use eFiling or the SARS MobiApp, which is a convenient and safe online method to transact with SARS under the current circumstances.
He urged taxpayers who received auto-assessment notices last year but who have not yet either accepted the auto-assessments, or edited and filed a return in response to the notice, to make use of this opportunity to do so.
Commissioner Kieswetter also urged these taxpayers to comply with their legal obligations by 15 February 2021, as it is vital that all taxpayers remain compliant. Failure by provisional taxpayers and auto-assessment taxpayers to edit and file a return to comply by this date will result in administrative penalties being levied.
The Commissioner concluded by asserting that, “While SARS believes that most taxpayers and traders comply voluntarily and want to do the right thing, we also have measures we can use to enforce compliance. However, such enforcement always remains a last resort”.
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