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  1. M

    SARS E-Filing 2020/21

    It's that time of the year again. Any tips? What is it that I hear that I need a new browser to complete my E-filing? Is this true? Filing Season 2021 for Individuals Individual income tax return filing dates 1 July to 23 November 2021: Taxpayers who file online Taxpayers who cannot file...
  2. Chris

    SARS plans to go after taxi owners for tax avoidance

    SARS plans to go after taxi owners for tax avoidance Plans are afoot by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) to address tax avoidance in the country’s minibus taxi industry, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has revealed. Tax avoidance, the Minister said in a Parliamentary response, was...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    SARS wants IT specialists to help modernise its tax compliance system

    SARS wants IT specialists to help modernise its tax compliance system The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced hundreds of vacancies for skilled workers across various fields as part of its plan to modernise its tax compliance systems with new and evolving technologies. “SARS is...
  4. J

    SARS still using Flash Player despite security risks

    SARS still using Flash Player despite security risks The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is still using Adobe Flash Player on its eFiling online portal despite the platform being discontinued at the end of 2020. This issue came to light after eFiling users complained that they were having...
  5. Vorastra

    SARS hits Guptas with major tax bill and unearths R105m in mystery payments

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-09-20-sars-hits-guptas-with-major-tax-bill-and-unearths-r105m-in-mystery-payments/
  6. M

    Outstanding Income Tax and Sale of Property

    Quick question. I have a family member who wants to sell his house but he owes a substantial amount of tax to SARS. The funds owed to SARS are because of dual income for years. He has been taxed individually for both incomes, but the combined income is taxed at a higher tax bracket. Will the...
  7. RedViking

    Foreign Business TAX

    If said company is established in another country but does not operate in South Africa and I am for example 35% shareholder in the company. What steps do I need to take to be TAX complaint? Do I only declared dividends/income paid out to me?
  8. M

    SARS E-Filing 2019/20

    Does anyone know when individual tax return filing season starts? Is it still 1 July?
  9. J

    South Africa lost R15 billion in taxes due to cigarette and alcohol ban

    South Africa lost R15 billion in taxes due to cigarette and alcohol ban South Africa lost between R14 billion and R15 billion in taxes because of the ban on alcohol and cigarette sales during the lockdown. This is feedback from South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Edward...
  10. J

    SARS commissioner says it is a good idea to open up ecommerce

    SARS commissioner says it is a good idea to open up ecommerce SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter said ecommerce holds great potential for South Africa and should be opened up. Online shopping remains heavily restricted in South Africa despite other countries allowing unfettered ecommerce...
  11. M

    SARS Tax Bands in other formats

    Where and how can I get SARS Tax Bands in formats other than PDF??? The SARS website only provides the tax bands in PDF format. I would like to develop a payroll system and I need a format which any software can read e.g. Microsoft Excel
  12. C

    SARS - The 183-day / 60 Continuous Day Test

    Hi Just a quick question. I've googled this question numerous times without success. I know there are a lot of factors involved, but can someone just clarify the following for me please? As a simplified example - say a person was continuously working outside of SA for 7 months (±210 days)...
  13. J

    SARS IT head leaves

    SARS IT head leaves The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has terminated the services of suspended executives Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane and Luther Lebelo with immediate effect. In a brief statement on Wednesday, SARS said the move is part of Commissioner Edward Kieswetter’s commitment to...
  14. bluebirdy

    Residence Based Tax

    Hey guys, I'm trying my best to understand the qualifications for paying tax if not living in the country for a considerable part of the year. I was under the impression that the rule was quite straightforward unfortunately I've come across a few things that have confused me on SARS website -...
  15. J

    SARS IT head suspended

    SARS IT head suspended SARS IT head Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane has been placed on precautionary suspension pending the finalization of a disciplinary process for "serious misconduct", according to a statement from SARS. "Ms. Makhekhe-Mokhuane’s precautionary suspension takes effect...
  16. ToniO

    SARS debt - use a negotiator or not?

    Hi all A friend of mine's tax advisors have referred her to a 3rd party SARS negotiator to work out terms. He will take 10% of whatever he saves her. Does anyone have any advice or can you share your experience of dealing with SARS, either on your own or with a negotiator?
  17. K

    SARS VAT

    Hi , Hope someone who has some know-how about SARS and Efiling can shed some light and safe my life. On the VAT return I submitted according to Pastel's report, the amount for Input Tax was captured correctly according to me. I was then told that Input tax invoices was captured in the wrong...
  18. J

    SARS apologises for e-filing "technical glitches"

    SARS apologises for e-filing "technical glitches" The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has noted the dissatisfaction expressed by some taxpayers over technical glitches encountered while trying to submit returns. SARS acknowledged that while many taxpayers have experienced a smooth...
  19. B

    Nil Income Tax IRP6

    Hi, Do you have to submit a IRP6 if you have nil returns, or is submitting a nil ITR12 to SARS sufficient?
  20. J

    SARS IT head on leave after disastrous interview

    SARS IT head on leave after disastrous interview SARS IT head Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane has been at home on discretionary leave for the past five months, News24 reports. Makhekhe-Mokhuane reportedly believes she has been placed on leave due to her controversial interview on SABC Morning Live...
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