SARS Extends Provisional Tax Filing Season Deadline
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has extended the tax filing season deadline for provisional taxpayers from January 29 to February 15.
In a statement, the revenue collector said the decision was based on the unprecedented health challenge of Covid-19.
“In accordance with the SARS communication on measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect both taxpayers and SARS personnel, taxpayers are encouraged to use eFililng or the SARS MobiAp,” said SARS on Thursday.
In the statement, SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said the decision to extend the filing season was made with due consideration for the traumatic effects experienced by taxpayers who have lost loved ones, as well as businesses that have lost lost personnel, during the devastating second wave of COVID-19.