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What’s New at SARS

Tax Directives

30 September 2021 – Tax Directives:  Trade Testing Dates and Software Implementation

SARS will introduce enhancements to the Tax Directives process as indicated in the IBIR-006 Tax Directives Interface Specification Version 6.202. The Trade Testing dates are 25 October 2021 – 22 November 2021 in order to prepare for the go-live date planned for December 2021. The exact date will be communicated closer to the time.  For more information, click here.

Invitation to Webinar: How to apply for a TCS on eFiling

28 September 2021 – To assist taxpayers, SARS will host a virtual webinar on 30 September 2021 for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMMEs). The webinar will provide information on the navigation of eFiling and the application for the Tax Compliance Status (TCS) on eFiling.

The following topics will be covered :

  • The purpose of TCS
  • Platforms where you can apply for TCS
  • eFiling navigation
  • Common errors taxpayers make
  • Reasons why the TCS fail and how to remedy that
  •  Non-compliance (Debt Management and completion of the Company Income Tax Return (ITR14)
  • TCS Pin verification
  • Demonstration

The details of the event are as follows:

Theme: eFiling navigation and applying for TCS
Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Platform: Live stream on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/C2219rdsr2I

If you have questions on eFiling navigation and TCS application , please email [email protected]

Media release: Assets of two companies attached over combined R57-million in tax debts

28 September 2021 – The assets of a logistics company that owed the South African Revenue Service (SARS) R39-million in unpaid taxes have been attached by the sheriff following a civil judgement and writ granted by the Pretoria High Court. See the media release: Assets of two companies attached over combined R57-million in tax debts.

Latest Tax Practitioner newsletter now available

29 September 2021 – The latest Tax Practitioner Connect Newsletter issue 25 deals with a few topics including Third Party Data Bi-Annual Submissions, SARS System Changes and Enhancements, 2021 Employer Interim Reconciliation Submissions, SARS Browser now includes MAC browsers, Tax Practitioner Services and SARS Commissioner urges taxpayers to make use of registered tax practitioners. For this and more, see the Tax Practitioner Connect Newsletter issue 25.

Media Release: SARS Customs has capacity to manage border movement

23 September 2021 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS), through its Customs division, understands the plight of freight forwarding stakeholders who are experiencing delays at the Beit Bridge border post. See the media release: SARS Customs has capacity to manage border movement.

SARS Filing Season Educational Webinar

23 September 2021 – SARS will host a webinar on Education for Process to make it easier for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations and, in this way, be tax compliance. The platform will provide an opportunity for SARS to introduce and demonstrate a number of technological tools that were recently designed to assist taxpayers to, at leisure, navigate our enhanced systems. As our valued taxpayers, you are invited to join in these webinars and to extend the invite to relevant stakeholders that will benefit from this exercise.

Theme: SARS filing season Webinar
Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time: 17:30 – 19:00

YouTube Stream Link: https://youtu.be/XGCLKKv1iOU

See the presentation here.

Media Release: Court rules against taxpayer abuse of court system

23 September 2021 – SARS welcomes the judgement in favour of SARS in the vexatious litigation application against Mr Gary van der Merwe and others in the Cape High Court. See the media release: Court rules against taxpayer abuse of court system.

Tenders

23 September 2021 – The Briefing presentation and Questions and answers for RFP03/2021 Provision of Professional Services Related to the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 have been published.

SARS Self-Help Kiosks 

20 September 2021 – SARS Self-Help Kiosks will be available at the below listed areas to assist taxpayers with online services.

SARS Filing Season Educational Webinar

23 September 2021 – SARS will host a webinar on Education for Process to make it easier for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations and, in this way, be tax compliance. The platform will provide an opportunity for SARS to introduce and demonstrate a number of technological tools that were recently designed to assist taxpayers to, at leisure, navigate our enhanced systems. As our valued taxpayers, you are invited to join in these webinars and to extend the invite to relevant stakeholders that will benefit from this exercise.

Theme: SARS filing season Webinar
Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time: 17:30 – 19:00

YouTube Stream Link: https://youtu.be/XGCLKKv1iOU

See the presentation here.

Tax Indaba 2021 – Closing the Tax Gap

20 September 2021 – SARS is participating in the annual Tax Indaba from today, Monday 20 September to Wednesday 22 September. The topic of this year’s Indaba is “Closing the Tax Gap”. SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter will open this national dialogue on industry trends and members of SARS Leadership will contribute as panel members through the duration of the event. For more information, see the sessions and topics where SARS Leadership will participate as panel members.

See Commissioner Edward Kieswetter’s keynote address here.

Tenders

17 September  2021 – Awarded Tenders list for 2019/2020 has been updated.

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