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Individual income tax return filing dates in South Africa – 2021

Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax Payment In South Africa
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Filing Season 2021 for Individuals


Individual income tax return filing dates

Individual filing opening

Taxpayers, your turn to file your tax return starts on 1 July this year. The good news is that a significant number of individual taxpayers will be auto-assessed again this year, and this process will start in July.  No need to call us, we will send you an SMS if you are selected to be auto-assessed.
If you accept your auto-assessment, any under or overpayment of tax will be processed as normal. If you want to edit your return, you can file your return on eFiling or the SARS MobiApp. More information on how to prepare for Filing Season coming soon.

No need to call

Taxpayers, your tax matters are in better hands when you make use of eFiling or the SARS MobiApp. Register your profile now to ensure a smooth filing experience.  No need to call us, you can register online or download the MobiApp on your phone or tablet.

We have made it easier for you

Taxpayers, your tax matters, we continue to make it easier for you to comply.  Starting July, we will be assessing a significant number of taxpayers automatically.  If you accept the outcome you do not have to file a tax return at all.
We auto-assess based on the data we receive from employers, financial institutions, medical schemes, retirement annuity fund administrators, and other 3rd party data providers.
If you have not yet received your IRP5/IT3(a)s and other tax certificates like medical certificate, retirement annuity fund certificate, and other 3rd party data that are relevant in determining your tax obligations, you should immediately approach your employer or medical scheme or retirement annuity fund or other 3rd party data providers to make sure that they have complied with their submission requirements.


What to prepare before filing starts

Now is a good time to get your tax matters ready to ensure a smooth filing experience! Make sure that you have received your IRP5/IT3(a)s and other tax certificates like medical certificates, retirement annuity fund certificate,s and any other 3rd party data that are relevant in determining your tax obligations. Reset your eFiling username and password if you have forgotten them. Update your personal information such as banking details, address, and contact details online on eFiling or the SARS MobiApp.
See the prototype/example ITR12 form – coming soon.


Making it easy for taxpayers

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 a proposed assessment 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.

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