Important Notices

Filing Season 2020 for Individuals

In support of the President’s call to the Covid-19 pandemic, that Social Distancing be observed at all times and that we should at most stay indoors and limit movement, SARS is responding by rapidly enhancing its efforts to further simplify the tax return filing requirements for individual taxpayers and removing the need to travel to our Branches in 2020. Through the increased use of third-party data, SARS will be completing your tax return for you more accurately than ever. Where we have the required information we will provide you with an auto proposed assessment (from August) without the need to file a tax return. This enables you to view, accept or edit your proposed assessment from the comfort of your home or place of work using eFiling or SARS MobiApp. (You may edit your return from 1 September) Filing dates as follow:
  • 1 September to 16 November 2020: Taxpayers who file online.
  • 1 September to 22 October 2020: Taxpayers who cannot file electronically can do so at a SARS branch by appointment.
  • 1 September 2020 to 31 January 2021: Provisional taxpayers who file electronically.

COIDA Return of Earnings (ROE) Deadline Extended Again

The period in which the ROE must be submitted for the 2019/2020 year of assessment commences on the 1st of April 2020. The Department of Employment and Labour has published a notification on its website informing employers that the deadline for Return of Earnings (ROE) submissions has been extended from 31 May 2020 to 30 June 2020, these changes have been confirmed by the PAG (Payrolls Authors Group).

SARS Employer Annual Reconciliation (EMP501)

Submissions opened on 15 April 2020 and the deadline is 31 May 2021.

COID Return of Earnings (ROE) Deadline Extended

43104, Notice 174 of 2020 was published on 18 March 2020 to notify employers that the deadline for ROE submissions has been extended to 31 May 2020. Submissions will open on 1 April 2020.