From 1 July 2021, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) has announced that taxpayers will be able to file their tax returns. Similarly to the previous year, it is expected that a significant number of individual taxpayers will be auto-assessed once again this year.

Other important dates that taxpayers should be aware of are:

  • 1 July to 23 November 2021 – This is the period for taxpayers who file online. Taxpayers who cannot file online can do so at a SARS branch by appointment only.
  • 1 July to 28 January 2022 – This is the period for Provisional taxpayers including Trusts may file via eFiling or SARS MobiApp.

According to SARS, starting July, it will be assessing a significant number of taxpayers automatically.  If taxpayers accept the outcome, they do not have to file a tax return at all.