17 Nov 2018

SARS have announced the implementation of administrative penalties for companies with outstanding tax returns. In terms of the Tax Administration Act of 2011, they are entitled to impose penalties for non compliance. This indicates a change in direction for SARS. Previously only individual penalties have been applied as many…

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18 Jun 2018

We have become aware of clients receiving SARS notifications relating to: Statement of accounts Imminent blacklisting due to overdue amounts Please note that the majority of these are phishing emails and should not be opened. Our suggestion to all clients is to check the validity of any emails received…

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04 Jun 2018

In an announcement today the South African Revenue Service has confirmed that tax filing season 2018 for non provisional taxpayers will be shorted to 4 months. Filing season 2018 will commence on 1 July 2018 and close on 31 October 2018 as opposed to November. This change in deadline only affects…

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06 Nov 2017

SARS have apologised for the incorrect SMS and letter reminders issued first week of November. This relates to the revenue service threatening legal action before the due date of the assessments issued. Here is the communication received from SARS: We are aware that some of your members and their clients…

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17 Oct 2017

The South African Revenue Service has issued a press release on 28 September relating to tax compliance. To view the official statement click: http://www.sars.gov.za/Media/MediaReleases/Pages/28-September-2017—SARS-to-clamp-down-on-outstanding-tax-returns-and-debt-.aspx It would seem that the revenue service is indicating a change in direction with regards to how it approaches compliance as a whole. In the…

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