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Tax Season starts on Monday

Thursday, 27 June 2013   (0 Comments)
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Here are a few tips to help you complete and submit your return easily, honestly and on time:

  • If you have forgotten your login and password: Simply click on the question mark icon on the login page and you will be able to reset your login and password.

  • Need help eFiling? Help-You-eFile is here! Get instant access to our friendly Contact Centre staff while you are eFiling your return! Simply click on the Help-You-eFile icon on the login page and follow the prompts. It’s like having your very own SARS consultant helping you every step of the way.

  • On the go? Try our mobisite or App! You can choose to complete and submit your Tax Return (ITR12) not only via your PC or laptop but even via your mobile phone (if it has web browsing capabilities). Simply go to If you would like to use our App, download it from the App Store for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPad 2 and higher and from Google Play for Android phones and tablets.

  • Don’t just save your return – submit it! eFiling allows you to work on your return and to save your work until you are ready to submit. But saving your return does not mean it has been sent to SARS! Your return will only be submitted when you click the "File Return” button and your profile is updated to show the return has been submitted. So, if you’ve not received your ITA34 Notice of Assessment, it means you haven’t yet submitted your return.

  • Be honest about the information you give SARS: It is an offence to fail to declare all your income on your tax return as well as to misrepresent your allowable deductions. This can cost you very stiff penalties or worse! Make sure you are completely honest on your return.

  • Do it on time! We’d hate for you to miss the deadline and get a penalty! Please make sure you submit your return on time:
    • Non-provisional taxpayers using eFiling have until Friday 22 November 2013
    • Provisional taxpayers using eFiling have until Friday 31 January 2014.
 For further information about Tax Season 2013 call 0800 00 SARS (7277) or visit



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