VAT submission due date via e-filing

SARS is not requiring VAT vendors who use eFiling to submit VAT returns on the 25th of the month. The benefit of no interest, penalties, or prosecution will remain effective if the return and payment are submitted via eFiling (or EFT) on or before the last business day of the month.

SARS Rolls Out Mobile Phone Tax Return Filing

In a first for revenue authorities in Africa, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced that taxpayers can now complete and file their tax returns via their mobile phones using its eFiling application. Using the application, users can submit their individual income tax return, view their notice of assessment and see their income tax statement of account, as well as view their tax calculator. For taxpayers to be able to submit their tax return using the SARS eFiling app, taxpayers must first register for eFiling from a computer or laptop at the SARS website. Once registered, users can then eFile from their mobile device or tablet. Earlier in September, SARS also announced that users of e-Filing who required assistance while completing their tax returns online would be able to use the Help-You-eFile service, a new facility which allows them to be in direct contact with a SARS Call Centre … Continue reading