In recent weeks there has been a steady decline in the number of taxpayers visiting SARS branches on a Saturday for help with the submission of Income Tax Returns. The special arrangement of opening on a Saturday during Tax Season will be discontinued as from Saturday, 5 October 2013 until further notice.
The following branches will be affected:
All SARS branches are to open as normal from Monday to Friday. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri branches open from 08:00 to 16:00. On Wednesdays branches open from 09:00 to 16:00.
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.