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Sars eFiling MobiSite and MobiApp go live

Friday, 28 September 2012   (0 Comments)
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Submitting your individual Income Tax Return (ITR12) from your mobile device via the SARS eFiling mobisite and app is now an option for people on the go. The time has come to join the new generation of taxpayers.

This innovation from SARS makes completing and submitting your tax return as easy as possible for as many taxpayers as possible. It is a first for revenue authorities in Africa, and keeps SARS and South African taxpayers at the forefront of technological developments in tax worldwide.

Functions available on the SARS eFiling mobisite and app:

  • Submit your individual Income Tax Return (ITR12)
  • View your notice of assessment (ITA34)
  • View your Income Tax Statement of Account (ITSA)
  • View your tax calculator.

To submit your Income Tax Return (ITR12) using the SARS eFiling mobisite or App, you must first register for SARS eFiling from your internet-connected PC or laptop at You can then continue to eFile from your mobile device or tablet.

How to access it

To access the mobisite, use your cell phone's internet browser and type in the url To download the app you can visit the app store from your mobile device (for Android devices visit Google Play and for Apple devices visit the App Store).

Tax Season 2012 thus far

As of 26 September, SARS had received a total of 2 904 403 tax returns. This is 700 413 (32%) more than at the same time last year.

Over 99% of these (2 898 605) were filed electronically, either in SARS branches or using SARS eFiling. Only 5 798 were filed manually, either posted or dropped off at a SARS branch. Manual returns have dropped by 64% from the same time last year.

Important dates to remember

The deadline for taxpayers who submit their tax returns manually (by post or by dropping it off in a SARS drop box), is tomorrow, Friday 28 September 2012.

  • The deadline for all taxpayers who submit their returns electronically at a SARS branch is 23 November 2012.
  • Non-Provisional taxpayers who submit their returns via eFiling also have until 23 November 2012.
  • Provisional taxpayers who submit their returns via eFiling have until 31 January 2013.



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