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Effective 2 April 2013 taxpayers are required to request statements of account

12 March 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erich Bell
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As of 2 April 2013 taxpayers are required to request Statements of Account (SOA) from SARS. Monthly SOAs will no longer automatically be issued to taxpayers in an effort to create a paperless environment and to reduce SARS' carbon footprint.

Where a SOA is required this may be requested through one of the following channels:

Electronically via eFiling 
Electronically via e@syFile™ Employer (Payroll taxes only)
By calling the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS (7277)
By visiting your nearest SARS Branch.

For information on requesting your Statement of Account visit www.sars.gov.za, call the SARS Contact on 0800 00 SARS (7277) or visit you nearest SARS branch. 


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Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.

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