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What's New What's New


Employer Interim Reconciliation
The Employer Interim Reconciliation is closed now. Employers who have not submitted yet are urged to do so urgently, read more.


Tax Season: Less than 12 days to go!
Non-provisional taxpayers have less than 12 days to file their tax returns before Tax Season oficially closes for this category of taxpayers on Friday, 24 November 2017, read more.


Extended branch hours
To assist taxpayers with Tax Season 2017, selected branches will be open on Saturdays, read more. 

Easyfile Employer EasyFile Dividends Tax
Help-You-eFile

Help-You-eFile will make completing your Individual Income Tax Return (ITR12) easier.

Call me Back

Instead of waiting in the queue, you can now get a SARS consultant to phone you back! Read and accept T&C’s for call back option.

Unsure if you have to submit?

Not sure whether you must submit an Income Tax Return (ITR12)? Answer these simple questions and find out.

Please Note Technical FAQs

Clearing your cache 

If your eFiling webpage says ‘busy loading…', you may need to clear your browser cache. For a step by step guide on how to do this, please click here.

Tips on How to Scan

When you are requested to submit supporting documents, it may be necessary to scan these into your pc. For assistance with the settings required, please Read more..

Merging your tax profiles

From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling. This function will help individual taxpayers, Registered Representatives of entities and Tax Practitioners to easily merge all the types of taxes for example Income Tax and Employees’ Tax as well as Customs & Excise into one single profile for each client/entity. Read more.

How to upload Supporting Documents

Taxpayers that have to upload supporting documents (relevant material) using eFiling should make sure the documents meet the correct standards. Read More.  

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Please Note Please Note

Medical Deductions on ITR12

If you experience any issues when completing the Medical Deductions section on the ITR12, see our tips on how to complete it.

Advance Tax Ruling (ATR)

Only cheque payments are accepted for ATR applications. Cheques are to be delivered at: ATR section, Khanyisa Building, 271 Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. For more info email ATRinfo@sars.gov.za.

Important Dates Important Dates
  • 01-07-2017 -2017 Tax season opens
  • 22-09-2017 - Non-provisional and provisional  manual/postal submission
  • 24-11-2017 - eFiling or electronic filing at SARS branch
  • 31-01-2018 -Provisional taxpayers via eFiling
For more key dates click here.

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