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What's New What's New
Customs Provisional Payments

Automation of Provisional Payments for Customs Imports Declaration and Activation of Preferential Codes, read more.

New Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

As of 1 Oct 2016, individuals and companies can apply via eFiling for Tax SVDP and / or Exchange Control SVDP. From 17 Oct they can also apply at SARS Branches, read more.

Enhanced Dispute Process for VAT

An enhanced dispute management process for Value-Added Tax (VAT) is now available on eFiling and at SARS Branches, read more.

Any issues with e@syFile™ Employer?

How to complete the new fields, handle duplicate certificates and more. See our e@syFile FAQ's, read more.

Tax Season 2016 is open!

2016 Tax Season for Individuals is open on 1 July 2016. Be ready. We’re ready, South Africa, read more.

Easyfile Employer EasyFile Dividends Tax

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 Please Note
Income protection deduction

SARS no longer allows claims for income protection for the 2016 year of assessment which used to be claimed under source code 4018. If you manually capture this amount on your ITR12, you will not be able to submit your income tax return. In cases where source code 4018 is pre-populated on your ITR12 for the year of assessment 2016, your income tax return will be received by SARS but this amount will not be allowed on assessment.

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

Beware of the latest SARS scams

Please remember, SARS will not request your banking details through email, sms or telephone. For the latest scams, click here.


The SARS eFiling site is secured using the highest forms of browser security by Verisign. SARS eFiling users simply need to check they are on the correct website address and look for the lock symbol on their browser, read more.

Important Dates Important Dates
2016 Tax Season Dates
  • 01-07-2016 - Start of Tax Season for Individuals
  • 25-11-2016 - Deadline for submissions at a SARS Branch(provisional and non-provisional)
  • 25-11-2016 - Deadline for eFiling submissions (non provisional)
  • 31-01-2017 - Deadline for provisional taxpayers via eFiling
For more key dates click here.

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