Individual Tax Season runs from July to November, however, provisional taxpayers who submit via SARS eFiling have until January 2016.
Individual taxpayers, who submitted their returns manually or by post, had to do so by 30 September this year, non-provisional taxpayers who submit at a Sars branch have until 27 November 2015.
This is also the deadline for taxpayers who do not pay provisional tax. Provisional taxpayers have until 29 January.
To make the filing process easier over 14 000 Sars officials have been deployed at various strategic points throughout the country. About 21 temporary service points have been be set up to help people submit their returns.
Sars have also invested in new technology to make the system easier, Sars will also be investing in biometric analysis system in future in order to verify people’s documentation in order to eliminate the risk of identify theft.
People whose income is less than R350 000 do not have to file a return, unless they have more than one employer, have a rental income or receive a car allowance. The last seasons’ threshold was R250 000.
SARS eFiling deadline dates:
27 Nov. ‘15 – SARS branch (non-provisional)
27 Nov. ‘15 – eFiling (non-provisional)
29 Jan. ‘16 – Provisional taxpayers via eFiling
Required documentation a taxpayer needs to file includes:
- IRP5 issued by employer
- Proof of medical expenses, such as medical aid and other invoices if applicable
- Interest received certificate, such as IT3(b) if applicable
- Travel logbook, if undertaking business travel on behalf of employer.