Tax Season

Filing Season for Individuals

Income tax return filing dates 

The dates for the 2024 Filing Season are:

  • Individual taxpayers (non-provisional): 15 July 2024 to 21 October 2024
    • Auto-assessment notices: 1 – 14 July 2024
  • Provisional taxpayers: 15 July 2024 to 20 January 2025
  • Trusts: 16 September 2024 to 20 January 2025

Are your SARS details up to date?

Make sure everything is up to date for a hassle-free filing experience.

This year from 1 July 2024 we will again issue auto-assessments to taxpayers whose tax affairs are less complicated.  If you are in agreement with your auto-assessment, then there is no need to ‘accept’ the assessment. If a refund is due to you, it will automatically be paid into your bank account.

Before 1 July 2024, check that we have your correct bank details and that you still remember your eFiling username and password. 

Scams and Phishing awareness

You need to be aware of email and SMS scams. In the run up to Filing Season there will be many attempts from scammers to mimic what we do and try and get your personal details, or to pay money into an account. See the latest scams here. To report or to get more information on phishing, please send an email to [email protected].

No need to call

Taxpayers, your tax matters are in better hands when you make use of eFiling or the SARS MobiApp. Register your profile now to ensure a smooth filing experience.  No need to call us, you can register online or download the MobiApp on your phone or tablet. To make an appointment with SARS is now easier, click here to make an appointment

You can send us a query via  SARS Online Query System (SOQS) if you have forgotten your tax reference number, to submit supporting material and more. The SARS Online Query System (SOQS) assists taxpayers who wish to raise queries with SARS without going into a SARS branch. 

Need help?

  • Unsure if you need to submit a return? See our helpful online tool Do you need to submit a return?
  • Our online service Help you eFile is available – Help-You-eFile allows you, the taxpayer, to interact with a SARS agent while the agent shares the displayed view of your eFiling profile screen.  This service allows the SARS agent to identify the problems you’re experiencing and to help you resolve these. You benefit by being able to call on the support and advice of our staff without having to visit a SARS branch. You can even ask a SARS agent to call you back.
  •  The SARS YouTube channel  – watch our helpful tutorial video on the SARS YouTube channel to provide detailed guidance on how to file. 
  • If you have no other choice but to visit a SARS branch, ensure that you have booked your appointment before your visit. 
  • You may also visit our Mobile Tax Units and pop-ups in the different regions, see the schedule here.
  • If you have forgotten your password you can reset it online through the eFiling website by clicking on Forgot Password or Forgot Username
Related Documents

Administration of Deceased Estates – SARS 2022

ASPOA – Authority on Special Power of Attorney by Tax Practitioner – External Form

CRA01 – Confirmation of Residential or Business Address for Online Completion – External Form

GEN-BO-09-G01 – Book an Appointment at SARS – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-06-G01 – Guide to Help You eFile – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-15-G01 – Guide to the Entity Merge Functionality on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-15-G02 – A Step by Step guide to the Auto Merge Function on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-18-G01 – How to Register for eFiling and Manage Your User Profile – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G09 – How to view submitted third party data returns or data files via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-GEN-56-G01 – Submit Request for Reduced Assessment RRA01 via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-PT-01-G01 – Guide for Provisional Tax – External Guide

GEN-PT-01-G02 – How to eFile your Provisional Tax Return – External Guide

GEN-REG-01-G04 – How to Complete the Registration Amendments and Verification Form RAV01 – External Guide

IT-AE-36-G05 – Comprehensive Guide to the ITR12 Income Tax Return for Individuals – External Guide


IT-AE-45-G01 – Guide to SARS Mobile Tax Services – External Guide

IT-AE-46-G01 – How to submit your Individual Income Tax return via the SARS MobiApp – External Guide

IT-AE-47-G01 – How to register for the use of the SARS MobiApp – External Guide

IT-AE-48-G01 – How to make payments to SARS via the SARS MobiApp – External Guide

IT-AE-49-G01 – Services offered via the SARS MobiApp – External Guide

IT-GEN-06-G01 – Guide to the Individual ITR12 Return for Deceased and Insolvent Estates – External Guide

IT-PT-AE-01-G02 – How to eFile your Provisional Tax Return – External Guide

ITR-DD – Confirmation of Diagnosis of Disability – External form

SPPOA – Special Power of Attorney – External Form

TPPOA – Special Power of Attorney to Tax Practitioner – External Form

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