Understanding income tax as a freelancer

  Imagine sliding into your home office with comfy pants, a notebook, and the aroma of coffee. Working for yourself certainly seems appealing. But, unlike those working for a company, you will have the added responsibility of taking care of your income tax. Freelancers receive a variety of payments throughout the year and, in addition […]

Enhancements to the SARS MobiApp

26 April 2021 – Taxpayers will now receive estimated assessment via MobiApp. Taxpayers will have an option to either view the return or edit the return. Once editing, the return option is selected, the taxpayers original return will be filed / submitted to SARS. For more information, see the updated Guide to the SARS MobiApp.

SARS CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO PREPARE DATA FOR ANNUAL EMPLOYERS FILING SEASON

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is committed to providing certainty and clarity to all taxpayers and traders regarding their tax and customs obligations so that they can remain compliant and to ensure that transacting with the organisation is as simple and easy as possible. However, the ease and simplicity of transactions with SARS depends […]

Q & A’S FOR EMPLOYERS ON COVID-19 TAX RELIEF

No Question & Answer​ ​1 Q: ​What is the COVID-19 Tax Relief available to Employers? A: On 21st April 2020 President Ramaphosa announced additional measures to assist employers to provide financial stability to their employees. One of these measures includes a 35% deferral on the monthly PAYE liability owed to SARS for the months of […]

HOW DO I CONTACT SARS WITH MY DEBT QUERY? (BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS)

COVID-19 tax relief measures How to apply for the waiving of penalties for tax debt: Larger businesses (with gross income of more than R100 million) that are incapable of making payment due to the COVID-19 disaster, may apply to defer tax payments without incurring penalties by emailing us on COVID19IPAaboveR100m@sars.gov.za. Note the requirements below. Similarly, businesses with […]

LIFMAN CASE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL RULES IN FAVOUR OF SARS

Pretoria, Sunday 1 March 2020 – South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has expressed his appreciation of the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to dismiss with costs an application for leave to appeal by businessman Mr Mark Roy Lifman. The SCA ruled last week that Mr Lifman had no reasonable […]

SARS SCAMS AND PHISHING ATTACKS

SARS website will post updates of current scams. Similarly, they would like you to tell them about any emails you think are scams or phishing. To report or to get more information on phishing, please send an email to phishing@sars.gov.za or call the Fraud and Anti-Corruption Hotline on 0800 00 2870. Members of the public are […]

e@easyFile version 6.9.9 released

16 October 2019 – e@syFile version 6.9.9 was released Kindly note that version 6.9.9 was released on e@syFile Employer last night.  Version 6.9.9 is however not a forced update in an attempt to limit downloading required.  When the e@syFile Employer application is opened, the screen below will be displayed.  At the bottom of the message […]