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Yes, it’s almost that time of year again: SARS tax return filing for individuals. The 2023 start date is 7 July 2023, running to November 2023. As it is every year, we recommend submitting your individual SARS tax return as soon as possible, before the system comes under strain towards the end of the submission period.
Below we have answered some FAQs to speed up the process of submitting you 2023 SARS tax return.
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.
Simple, install the SARS MobiApp from the following app stores:
Once downloaded, simply register, complete your ITR12, 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.
Besides registering for eFiling and submitting your return, you may also use the app to:
As before, there are many ways to submit your 2023 SARS tax return.
EFiling has become the 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 a 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.
Alternatively, you can send an SMS to 47277 (iSARS) with this information and format: Booking (Space) ID number/Passport number. This SMS service is only available to taxpayers/registered representatives who are registered for Personal Income Tax (PIT).
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You can still request a return to be posted to you and complete your return manually to then submit it to your nearest SARS branch. Similarly, you will need to make an appointment before you do this and be a registered tax user.
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).
Or go to www.sarsefiling.co.za to resolve any of these issues online.
Please note that the information in this article does not constitute professional advice. It is provided for general information purposes.