The annual tax filing season is upon us and acting SARS Commissioner, Mark Kingon, announced that the season will open on 1 July 2018 for eFilers. SARS branches will assist taxpayers from 2 July 2018. The filing season will then end on 31 October.
To improve efficiency, the season will be shortened by three weeks, which will allow additional time for SARS, taxpayers, and the tax fraternity in general, to deal with all tax verifications before the December holiday break.
Manual and provisional taxpayers submission deadlines:
|Type of Taxpayer||Channel||Deadline|
|Non-provisional and provisional||Manual – post or at SARS branch drop boxes||21 September 2018|
|Non-provisional||eFiling or electronic filing at SARS branch ||31 October 2018|
|Provisional||eFiling||31 January 2019|
Who does this shortened filing season impact?
A taxpayer is completely exempt from submitting a tax return if all the following criteria apply:
Should you have any questions related to the 2018 tax return season, please feel free to contact us.
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Fin24. (2018). SARS cuts deadline for tax returns. [online] Available at: https://www.fin24.com/Money/Tax/sars-cuts-deadline-for-tax-returns-20180604 [Accessed 5 Jun. 2018].
Sars.gov.za. (2018). 4 June 2018 – Tax Season 2018. [online] Available at: http://www.sars.gov.za/Media/MediaReleases/Pages/4-June-2018—Tax-Season-2018.aspx [Accessed 5 Jun. 2018].
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