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 […]

RECONCILIATION

What’s New? 4 September 2019 – Updated PAYE BRS for Employer Reconciliation (2019 release) version 18.05 was published. 19 August 2019 – Updated PAYE BRS for Employer Reconciliation (2019 release) version 18.04 was published. 30 July 2019 – Updated PAYE BRS for Employer Reconciliation (2019 release) version 18.03 was published. 26 March 2019 – Updated PAYE […]

UPDATE ON FILING SEASON 2019

To date, the response from South Africa has been great, with over 6 million logins, almost 1.3 million returns requested, and over 1 million returns submitted, of which 900 000 are for the 2019 tax year. By 29 July 2019, SARS had paid R5.5 Billion, with an average turn-around of 7 days for taxpayers that […]

TRADE STATISTICS

Exploring South Africa’s Merchandise Trade Statistics SARS is the legislatively empowered controlling entity for statistics on the importation and exportation of goods. Exercising this control entails record-keeping, verification, publication and analysis of trade data. Explore South Africa’s Merchandise Trade Statistics through interactive visualisations and other content Download the relevant data you need Any queries can […]

SARS EFILING GROWS

SARS EFILING GROWS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TAX SEASON PRETORIA, Saturday 13 July 2019 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is pleased to announce that there has been an increase of five percent in the uptake of eFiling in the first two weeks of Tax Season 2019.  As at yesterday (Friday 12 July), SARS […]