Submit your tax return in 2023

Time is ticking, and you only have two weeks left to submit your tax return in 2023. Here are some tips if you need help. Picture: File/Fotor.

REMINDER: Two weeks left to SUBMIT your tax return in 2023

Time is ticking, and you only have TWO weeks left to submit your tax return in 2023. Here are some tips if you’re lost …

Submit your tax return in 2023

Time is ticking, and you only have two weeks left to submit your tax return in 2023. Here are some tips if you need help. Picture: File/Fotor.

Yes, time is almost up to submit your tax return in 2023. 7 July 2023 feels like an eternity ago, but for those of you who are yet to submit your tax return in 2023, we recommend submitting as soon as possible. The deadline for individual taxpayers is Monday 23 October 2023, exactly two weeks from today.

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There is traditionally a bottleneck as the last submissions come in before the deadline. To avoid any technical glitches or a system that might come under strain towards the end of the period, best you submit soon.

SUBMIT YOUR TAX RETURN IN 2023

submit your tax return in 2023
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Below, we’ve answered some FAQs to speed up the process for you if you’re feeling lost:

1. CAN I SUBMIT MY TAX RETURN ON MY PHONE?

That’s easy. The SARS MobiApp is a mobile-friendly channel from which you can submit your Income Tax Return (ITR12). In fact, SARS is encouraging tax users to download the app rather than going into a branch in person.

2. HOW DO I INSTALL THE SARS MOBIAPP?

submit your tax return in 2023
Submit your tax return in 2023. Picture: SARS.

Download the SARS MobiApp from the following app stores:

  • Apple App Store for Apple devices.
  • Google Play Store for Android devices.
  • Huawei App Gallery for Huawei devices.

Once downloaded, simply register, complete your tax return, save and submit for evaluation. Note that you must have at least iOS version 10 and Android version 5.0 to the latest for the mobile app to work.

3. WHAT ELSE DOES THE APP DO?

Besides registering for eFiling and submitting your return, you may also use the app to:

  • Reset your username and password.
  • Maintain and update your registered details.
  • Upload and submit supporting documents.
  • Make a payment to SARS.
  • Set up a Call Back from the SARS Contact Centre.
  • View a Notice of Assessment.
  • Request and view the Income Tax Statement of Account.
  • View the status of your return.
  • Use the handy tax calculator.
  • View previous ITR12 returns.
  • Access a Branch Locator that shows the estimated queue time.
  • Request a Statement of Account (SOA).

4. IF YOU WANT TO SUBMIT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

submit your tax return in 2023
Submit your tax return in 2023 before the deadline. Picture: OUTA.

As before, there are many ways to submit your tax return in 2023. EFiling is most popular one on your computer. Simply register at www.sarsefiling.co.za and complete the return.

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You can file electronically at any SARS branch where an agent will assist you. But SARS insists that you please bring along all your supporting documentation and you must make an appointment before you visit a branch. To do so, call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277.

A SARS official will book the appointment on your behalf. Only registered tax users can make an appointment. Make an appointment HERE. Fingers crossed you haven’t run out of time on this one.

5. CONTACT SARS HELPDESK

SARS tax season
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confirmed that the start of the 2023 tax season for individuals closes on Monday 23 October 2023. Image: iStock images

All queries, including those to receive your individual tax number, the changing of banking details and how to reset your password can be done via the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277 (SARS). The centre is open between 08h00-17h00 (excluding weekends and public holidays). You can go to www.sarsefiling.co.za to resolve any of these issues online.

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Please note that the information in this article does not constitute professional advice. It is provided for general information purposes.

Did you submit your tax return in 2023 already? Be sure to share your thoughts on the process with our audience in the comments section below. And don’t forget to follow us @TheSANews on Twitter and The South African on Facebook for the latest updates.

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