SARS has announced that they have received 5.94 million tax returns at the end of Tax Season for non-provisional taxpayers. The SARS Acting Commissioner, Jonas Makwakwa, stated that: "It is pleasing that millions of South African citizens agree that meeting their tax obligations is cool.” The 5.94 million submissions received were 11,52% higher than in 2014.
We’d like to thank our practitioners for their contribution to this figure.
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.