SARS extends filing season deadline

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - SARS extended the filing season deadline for non-provisional individual taxpayers until December 2.

SARS said in a statement it has received an overwhelming response from taxpayers who have submitted their personal income tax returns since July 1. “We are acutely aware of systemic issues the organisation has experienced, as well as the impact of load shedding on taxpayers which made it difficult for taxpayers to file their returns.”

As a result, the date for levying of penalties on taxpayers that have not filed their return, will be extended and implemented in January 2022.

SARS urges taxpayers to use digital channels, namely, eFiling, SARS MobiApp, as well as the SMS service, which has the number 47277. By sending an SMS to this number, taxpayers can book an appointment at a SARS branch, check if they need to file a return and other services.

The SARS website has also been upgraded to allow for more digital services to taxpayers. For more information on these services, visit www.sars.gov.za

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