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SARS branches open on Saturdays

Tax

Non-provisional taxpayers have less than three weeks to file their income tax returns, and some branches of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will be open on Saturday on November 12 and 19, SARS said in a statement issued this week.

The deadline for filing a return at a SARS branch or by eFiling is Friday, November 25.

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The branches that will be open from 8am to 1pm on the two Saturdays are: Alberton, Edenvale, Randburg, Rissik Street, Soweto (Orlando East), Vereeniging, Nelspruit, Witbank, Pretoria North, Rustenburg, Durban, Mthatha, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Bellville and Mitchells Plain.

The branches that will be open on November 12 and 19 will focus exclusively on assisting taxpayers to complete their income tax returns, SARS said.

For more information, visit the SARS website, www.sars.gov.za, or contact centre on 0800 00 7277 (weekdays 8am to 5pm). The contact centre centre will be open for extended hours during the following periods:

* 14 to 18 November: weekdays 8am to 6pm; and

* 21 to 25 November: weekdays 8am to 7pm.

SARS is encouraging taxpayers to use eFiling to submit their tax returns, because it is the quickest and easiest way to submit a return and is available 24 hours. To register, visit www.sarsefiling.gov.za

SARS said it has received over 4.7 million income tax returns to date.

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