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Uitenhage branch closed
The branch is closed today, Monday 21 October 2019. Our apologies for the inconvenience. See nearest branches here,

 

Beaufort West branch open
Beaufort West branch is operational again today, Tuesday 22 October 2019. Thanks for understanding, see more here,

 

Trust Enhancements
On 17 September 2018, SARS implemented several changes to the Income Tax Return for Trusts (ITR12T) in respect of the year of assessment ending on 28 February 2018,

 

High call volumes
The SARS Contact Centre is experiencing high call volumes today. Taxpayers are advised to use the call back option and an agent will call the taxpayer back.

 

New SARS Commissioner
On 1 May 2019, Edward Kieswetter started his role as Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service,

 

SARS Branches
1 April 2019 – The SARS branches are open and operational. The mobile unts are not fully operational yet,

 

SARS Alberton Branch open
The SARS Alberton Branch will be fully operational from Monday, 10 June 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Tax Season 2019
Deputy Finance Minister and SARS Commissioner have launched Tax Season 2019 for taxpayers who use the updated digital channels, eFiling and the SARS MobiApp,

 

eFiling downtime
Intermittent downtime will be experienced on eFiling from 20:00 to 01:00 on Saturday, 20 July, due to ongoing maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

eFiling downtime
Due to ongoing maintenance, eFiling may not be available on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 19:00 to 20:00. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 

eFiling downtime
Due to maintenance, eFilers may experience intermittent downtime on Friday, 11 Oct from 19:00 to 22:00. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Trade Statistics for March 2019
SARS released trade statistics for March 2019 that recorded a trade surplus of R5.0 billion due to exports of R105.40 billion and imports of R100.40 billion,

 

Update on Filing Season 2019
To date, the response from South Africa has been great, with over 6 million logins, almost 1.3 million returns requested, and over 1 million returns submitted,

 

Mineral and Petroleum Resource Royalties
SARS rolled MPRR changes which includes registration and subscription of new and existing MPRR taxpayers on the new system,

 

Provisional Tax deadline
The deadline for IRP6 submission and payment was 28 February 2019. If you have not submitted and paid yet, please do so without delay,