A deadline of 23 November 2021 has been set by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for individual non-provisional taxpayers to submit their income tax reports to SARS.
According to a statement from the revenue collector, taxpayers who fail to file their income tax forms by this deadline will be subject to fines.
“Taxpayers should be aware that SARS will begin levying penalties on December 1, 2021, if one or more returns are unpaid.
As previously stated, SARS could only impose fines on individuals who had more than two pending returns. In a statement, the tax service said that the existing rule will stay in force for 2020 and earlier returns.
Edward Kieswetter, SARS Commissioner, stated that the filing of a tax return is a legal requirement for those taxpayers who are obligated to file and contributes to the culture of voluntary compliance.
In addition, “taxpayers who do the right thing are helping the government to provide fundamental service needs for the poor and vulnerable, such as social grants and healthcare, amongst others,” he stated.
Digital channels have been improved and are now available 24 hours a day, according to SARS.
As a result, it will be easier for taxpayers to fulfill the November 23 deadline without any trouble. SARS eFiling, SARS MobiApp, and SMS service are just a few examples of these channels. The SARS website has further information, he said.
After January 31, 2022, provisional taxpayers must complete all of their filing requirements.