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If you earn under R350 000 for a full year from one employer (that’s your total salary income before tax) and have no other sources of additional income (for example, interest or rental income) and no deductions that you want to claim (for example medical expenses, travel or retirement annuities), then you don’t need to submit a return.
Still unsure whether you need to submit? Click here and we’ll help you to see whether you need to submit a tax return or not.
Corporate tax includes tax paid by companies or close corporations, as well as trusts, on their annual income.
Most of the State’s income is derived from Income Tax (personal and corporate tax), although nearly a third of total revenue from national government taxes comes from indirect taxes, primarily Value-Added Tax (VAT). For more information on who pays taxes, click here.
Tax Season 2015 started 1 July 2015, stay informed of the latest changes.
20 November 2015 – From 1 April 2016, manual forms of payments will no longer be accepted by SARS:
Payments will have to be done electronically or in the banks. This effort is undertaken to streamline operations and enhance efficiencies at SARS branches. Therefore, the ‘Payments Queue’ at SARS branches will cease to exist. In addition, no cheques (either posted or dropped off at SARS drop-boxes) will be accepted. Please note that this change excludes Customs. Taxpayers have the following existing options to make payments:
At your bank
Via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
More info will be shared in due course.
Do you have outstanding taxes? Do you need help deciding what to do or whom to call?
Taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, are required to be fully tax compliant through on time submission of returns and payments, to avoid penalties and interest being charged.
Top Tip: Not sure when the submission dates are? Email at email@example.com us and will assist you.
Important – If the submission date falls on a weekend or public holiday, you need to submit the return/declaration together with your payment, if applicable, by the last business day before the weekend or public holiday.
In instances where taxpayers are not compliant and have outstanding tax debt, the Debt Management department is committed to assisting businesses and individuals to become fully compliant.
If you want to make a payment to SARS, there are a number of options e.g. at a bank, via eFiling, via EFT and at a branch.
If you need to change your banking details you can do it:
On eFiling of you’re a registered eFiler
In person at any SARS branch if you’re not registered with eFiling, or
When completing and submitting your Income Tax Return for Individuals (ITR12).
Taxpayers can also now request suspension of payment electronically at the same time as filing the Dispute.
If you realise you made a mistake, the Request for Correction process allows you the ability to correct a previously submitted return/declaration for Income Tax or Value-Added Tax (VAT).
If you don’t agree with the outcome of the audit/verification, you can dispute the outcome. To dispute the outcome of your assessment, a specific process must be followed.
1. You can object:
2. If you don’t agree with the outcome of an objection, you can appeal
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Tax and starting work.
Tax and changing jobs.
Tax and marriage.
Tax and emigration.
Tax and immigration.
Tax and divorce.
Tax and retirement.
Tax, bereavement and estates.
Tax and Inheritance.
Tax and disability.
Tax and travelers.
Tax and trusts.
Tax and non-residents.
Tax and Embassy Employees.