SARS extends 2021 tax submission deadline


The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has extended the filing season deadline for non-provisional individual taxpayers from 23 November 2021 to 2 December 2021 sighting the load shedding and other issues the organization has experienced . Although SARS acknowledged the overwhelming response from taxpayers who have submitted their personal income tax returns since July of 2021, it emphasized the necessity to afford other taxpayers the opportunity to comply with their legal requirements. The following is worth noting

  • The date for levying of penalties on taxpayers that have not filed their return will be extended and implemented in January 2022
  • Filing season deadline for non-provisional individual taxpayers has moved from 23rd November 2021 to 2nd December 2021
  • By sending an SMS to the number 47277, taxpayers can book an appointment at a SARS branch and check if they need to file a return.