Important Information and Dates


Freeze period for Advance Tax Rulings (ATR)

Advance Tax Ruling (ATR)

Only cheque payments are accepted for ATR applications. Cheques are to be delivered at: ATR section, Khanyisa Building, 271 Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The 19 business days between 16 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 (both dates included) must be added to the estimated time to complete a ruling application. The freeze period is applicable to all applications in progress during that time.


Beware of the latest SARS scams

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What's New

IRP5 refresh on ITR14 after 9 Dec 2016

Taxpayers who requested, opened and saved an ITR14 after 9 December 2016 must refresh the return before form completion, read more.

Estate Reform

SARS introduced system changes in respect of deceased estates on 9 December 2016, read more.

Tax Season for Individuals

The deadline for non-provisional taxpayers was 25 November 2016. If you didn't submit, go to our tax season webpage for more information, read more.

Customs Provisional Payments

Automation of Provisional Payments for Customs Imports Declaration and Activation of Preferential Codes, read more.

New Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

As of 1 Oct 2016, individuals and companies can apply via eFiling for Tax SVDP and / or Exchange Control SVDP. From 17 Oct they can also apply at SARS Branches.

 Important Dates

2016 Tax Season Dates

    01-07-2016 - Start of Tax Season for Individuals
    25-11-2016 - Deadline for submissions at a SARS Branch(provisional and non-provisional)
    25-11-2016 - Deadline for eFiling submissions (non provisional)
    31-01-2017 - Deadline for provisional taxpayers via eFiling




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