The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is on a mission to achieve its ambitious Vision 2024 of a smart, modern organization with unquestionable integrity that is trusted and admired. Recognizing the pivotal role of digital platforms and technology infrastructure in realizing this vision, SARS has announced a forthcoming upgrade to its eFiling platform. The upgrade aims to provide clarity, ease of compliance, and build public trust and confidence through enhanced availability, robustness, and security.
SARS envisions a future where taxpayers and traders can easily fulfill their obligations while enjoying streamlined online services. In alignment with its Vision and Strategic Objectives, which prioritize modernizing systems, the tax authority is hard at work ensuring that its digital platforms and technology infrastructure meet the highest standards of reliability, security, and performance. This dedication to continuous improvement entails regular upgrades, enhancements, and maintenance efforts.
As part of these ongoing efforts, SARS has scheduled an upgrade for its eFiling platform on Saturday, July 1, 2023. During this maintenance period, eFiling may be intermittently available from 5:00 to 10:30 in the morning. This temporary disruption is necessary to implement crucial upgrades that will enhance the platform’s functionality and strengthen its security features.
The primary goal of this upgrade is to provide taxpayers and traders with a seamless and efficient online experience. By incorporating user feedback and leveraging technological advancements, SARS aims to simplify the tax-filing process and improve overall user satisfaction. The upgrade will introduce new features, optimize existing functionalities, and enhance the user interface to ensure a user-friendly and intuitive experience.
In addition to enhancing user experience, SARS recognizes the critical importance of robust security measures to safeguard sensitive financial and personal information. The upgraded eFiling platform will incorporate advanced security protocols and encryption mechanisms to protect user data from unauthorized access or potential breaches. By leveraging cutting-edge security technologies, SARS is committed to providing taxpayers and traders with a secure digital environment for their financial activities.
SARS remains steadfast in its commitment to its Vision 2024, placing utmost importance on achieving a smart, modern organization that inspires trust and admiration. The tax authority’s digital platforms and technology infrastructure form the backbone of its operations, allowing it to deliver efficient and effective services to the public. By conducting regular upgrades, enhancements, and maintenance, SARS is actively ensuring that its technology assets meet the highest standards of availability, robustness, and security.
Taxpayers and traders are encouraged to plan their activities accordingly, taking into account the intermittent availability of eFiling on Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 5:00 to 10:30 in the morning. SARS appreciates the public’s understanding and patience during this temporary disruption, as it works diligently to enhance its digital services and strengthen the overall tax ecosystem.