Due to ongoing maintenance this website will experience intermittent issues on 07 Nov 2015 from 10pm till 08 Nov 2015 3am.


VAT Changes
From 12 October 2015 SARS implemented system changes which now cater for the proper processing of Collective Investment Scheme registrations and VAT Voluntary registrations.

Changes to the ITR12T
From 12 October 2015, legislative changes were made to the Income Tax Return for Trusts form.

Employers Interim Reconciliation
Reconciliation is open from 1 September to 30 October 2015 for the period 1 March to 31 August 2015. Remember, employers with 20 or less IRP5s can also use eFiling. See our clarification notes for more info.

Tax Season open from 1 July 2015
Tax Season for Individuals and Trusts opened 1 July 2015. See the important dates and our tips for this year, read more.

Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI) Accounts
WTI accounts are available on eFiling. Read more here on how to make a WTI payment and claim refunds.


SARS has developed a free software application which allow employers to complete the declarations offline on the PC and then send these to SARS.

SARS has developed a free software application which allow Dividends Declarants and Regulated Intermediaries to submit dividend transaction data and complete declarations offline on the PC and then send these to SARS.

ATR Freeze Period over Festive Season 
For Advance Tax Rulings the 19 business days from 16 December 2015 to 15 January 2016 (both dates included) must be added to the estimated time to complete a ruling application. The freeze period applies to all applications in progress during the period.

Enhancements to Dispute resolutions
From 4 December 2015 all draft disputes in pending and saved status will be removed. If you want to continue with a draft dispute, please do so before 4 Dec else you will need to create a fresh dispute.

Advance Tax Ruling (ATR) 
Please note that only cheque payments are accepted for ATR applications - applicants making payment are requested to deliver the cheque at the following address: ATR section, Khanyisa Building, 271 Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. For more information or detail please email ATRinfo@sars.gov.za.


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....

SARS eFiling is a free, simple and secure way of interacting with SARS from the comfort of your home or office...

  • 01-07-2015 - Start of Tax Season for Individuals and Trusts
  • 01-09-2015 - Start of Interim Employers Tax Season
  • 30-09-2015 - Manual/postal submission
  • 30-10-2015 - End of Interim Employers Tax Season
  • 27-11-2015 - Electronic at SARS branch (non-provisional)
  • 27-11-2015 - eFiling (non-provisional)
  • 29-01-2016 - Provisional taxpayers (eFiling)



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