SARS Extends Filing Season Deadline for Taxpayers

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has extended the deadline for taxpayers to submit their personal income tax returns. 

Sars says it pleased with the overwhelming response it has received from taxpayers who have submitted their returns since 1 July this year.

The revenue service says it is aware of the systemic issues including  the impact of load-shedding has had on taxpayers which made it difficult for people to file their returns.

“To afford taxpayers the opportunity to comply with their legal requirements, SARS will extend the filing season deadline for non-provisional individual taxpayers from 23 November 2021 to 2 December 2021.”

Sars says the date for levying of penalties on taxpayers that have not filed their return will also be extended and implemented in January 2022.

Sars has urged taxpayers to use the revenue services digital channels including eFiling, the MobiApp and the SMS service which has the number 47277 adding that the Sars website  has also been upgraded to allow for more digital services to taxpayers. 

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