TAXPAYERS have six days left to file their personal income tax returns before tax season closes on Wednesday, 31 October. The deadline applies to non-provisional taxpayers, as well as those provisional taxpayers who opt to file at a branch.
Provisional taxpayers using eFiling have until 31 January 2019 to file.
SARS will be assisting taxpayers with their personal tax returns this Saturday morning, 27 October 2018, between 8am and 1pm.
In a statement SARS said eFiling is available 24 hours, seven days a week. The tax collector added that eFiling has, on average, handled 25 000 submissions a day and as volumes increase towards the deadline, can handle up to 150 000 submissions a day.
“At one point this week, 20 000 taxpayers logged onto our system at exactly the same time to transact,” they said.
From Wednesday, 1 November, administrative penalties ranging from R200 to R15 000 will be applied to late filing of tax returns.
Important contact details:
SARS Contact Centre: 0800 00 7277
Suspicious tax activity and corruption hotline: 0800 00 2870