SARS

August 24, 2015

Why SARS requests supporting documents

Most taxpayers know that sinking feeling when SARS requests supporting documents from them. Which supporting documents must I submit? Am I being audited? Did I make […]
November 13, 2015

Passive income and SARS

Have you ever investigated passive income opportunities to earn extra money? Did you consider the effect that earning additional income might have on your current income […]
July 25, 2016

Due dates published for submitting annual and Interim Employer Reconciliations

On 15 April 2016 the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced the due dates whereby employers are required to finalise and submit their […]
January 25, 2017

SARS releases new ruling on documentary requirements for VAT purposes

In February 2015 the South Atlantic Jazz Festival (Pty) Ltd successfully appealed a judgment of the Tax Court to the Full Bench of the Western Cape […]
July 6, 2018

Changing banking details with SARS

In order to prevent fraud, the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) requires confirmation of new or any changes to existing banking details and will only process […]
May 28, 2019

VAT Regulations dealing with the supply of electronic services

Since 2015, foreign suppliers of electronic services (such as audio-visual content, e-books etc.) in South Africa are deemed to operate an enterprise for VAT locally. Although […]
July 9, 2019

Tax season 2019: Improvements made to eFiling

SARS recently released two media statements, in which it notes several improvements made to eFiling for the 2019 tax season, including the issue of customised notices […]
July 31, 2019

Audit certificates: What you need to know?

The South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) issued Interpretation Note 112 on 21 June 2019 to provide guidance on the interpretation and application of the audit certificate […]
April 3, 2020

COVID-19 | SARS relief measures

In this article we analyse the various relief measures made public by the government of the Republic of South Africa. We aim to communicate how South […]
August 4, 2020

SARS auto-assessment SMS communication

In response to COVID-19, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tried to simplify the tax filing process for individual taxpayers and remove the need to […]
April 7, 2021

SELF-INVOICING FOR VAT PURPOSES

As a result of the specific nature of goods, it is common practice that certain recipients of goods and services “self-invoice” when they receive goods or services […]
October 7, 2021

Disputing SARS decision and assessments

A taxpayer who is aggrieved by an assessment or decision of SARS against that taxpayer has the right to dispute that assessment or decision. If an […]
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