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Office of the Tax Ombud Newsletter logo

Office of the Tax Ombud Newsletter

The Office of the Tax Ombud have issued their latest Fairplay Newsletter (Issue 33).


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SARS: New Refunds Scam Alert logo

SARS: New Refunds Scam Alert

SARS has warned the public to be on the alert for a new scam where taxpayers receive an SMS indicati...


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SARS: Delay of Section 11G & withdrawal of PN31 logo

SARS has issued a notice confirming that the withdrawal of Practice Note 31 (regarding Interest paid...


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SARS: Update on Auto-Assessments status logo

SARS: Update on Auto-Assessments status

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has calmed fears over auto-assessment notifications, by pro...


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SARS launches WhatsApp channel to check tax status logo

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has launched a new WhatsApp channel for taxpayers to access...


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SARS: Updated Guides for Filing Season 2024 logo

SARS has published 7 updated Guides relating to the 2024 income tax season and the related changes t...


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Changes in the personal income tax return for the 2024 tax filing season logo

SAICA has issued a stakeholder letter to tax practitioners to alert them on the changes in the perso...


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SARS: increased Import duties & VAT on small amounts of clothing from international e-commerce retailers logo

The Trade, Industry, and Competition Ministry has announced that, as of July 2024, clothing items bo...


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SARS: New rules re international online purchases logo

SARS has issued a notice clarifying the rules regarding buying goods for personal use from internati...


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SARS: Income tax return filing dates 2024 logo

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced the dates for the start of Filing Season 2024...


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2 New SARS Scam alerts logo

2 New SARS Scam alerts

SARS has warned the public to be on the alert for two new scams.


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SARS: FAQs re IT3(d) third party data submissions logo

SARS has compiled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the IT3(d) third party data submission...


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SARS: BGR 71 issued re Section 18A re donations in kind logo

SARS has issued Binding General Ruling (BGR) 71 which provides clarity on the information to appear...


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SARS: BGR 70 issued re Section 18A re multiple donations logo

SARS has issued Binding General Ruling (BGR) 70 which clarifies whether a section 18A-approved insti...


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SARS Scam alert: Letter of Demand logo

SARS Scam alert: Letter of Demand

SARS has warned the public to be on the alert for a scam requesting urgent action on letters of dema...


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SARS: Reminder EMP501 – Employer Annual Reconciliation period logo

This is a reminder that the employer’s annual reconciliation (EMP501) must be submitted by 31 May 20...


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SARS: Updated Guide to submit a dispute via eFiling logo

SARS has revised this Guide to submit a dispute via eFiling - which is effective from 22 April 2024


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