|In August, SARS will assess a significant number of taxpayers automatically. If you accept the outcome, you do not have to complete a return because SARS would have done that for you.
|If you are auto-assessed, you will be notified per SMS in August – so there will be no need for you to call SARS or visit a branch. The SMS will direct you to eFiling or the SARS MobiApp to either “Accept” or “Edit” the return.
|Some taxpayers may receive communication prior to 1 August 2020 indicating why they will not be auto-assessed, or alerting them to their 2019 return submission findings. This will assist them to submit the outstanding returns. Please adhere to the communication and submit any outstanding returns as soon as possible, to avoid delays in filing your 2020 return, and to ensure a seamless experience this year.
|A video on auto assessment is currently in production, and will be available soon on the SARS YouTube channel. Keep an eye on the SARS website for the release date.
|SARS auto-assess is based on the data we receive from employers, financial institutions, medical schemes, retirement annuity fund administrators and other 3rd party data providers.
|If you accept the results of your auto-assessment and if there is a refund due to you, the refund will be paid by SARS.
|If you owe SARS money, you can make a payment on eFiling, via EFT or the SARS MobiApp by the specified due date on your Notice of Assessment.