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SARS – How to Claim for home office expenses

When will I be able to claim home office expenses? If you are an employee who works from home and has set aside a room to be occupied for the purpose of “trade”, e.g. employment, you may be allowed to deduct certain home office expenses for tax purposes calculated on a pro-rata basis.  Provided that […]

SARS and NPA: Joint media statement on prioritising tax crime

Tshwane 14, 2021 – The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) – Mr Edward Kieswetter, and the National Director for Public Prosecution (NDPP), Advocate Shamila Batohi, have agreed to further enhance collaboration and deal with key challenges of tax crime and non-compliance, eroding the tax revenue base and the integrity of the tax system. […]

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 […]

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 […]