CAPE TOWN - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced its outreach project set to serve and educate Deaf and Blind communities on tax compliance nationally.

According to a statement, the inaugural rollout was launched at the Ekurhuleni School for the Deaf in Katlehong in the East Rand last week and will continue at various branches in cities and towns around the country on Thursday.

They include Nelspruit, Giyani, Klerksdorp, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha, Port Elizabeth, Kimberly, Thaba Nchu, Worcester, Wynberg and Bellville.

SARS spokesperson Sandile Memela said “the purpose of the outreach project is for the SARS Language unit to equip the Deaf and Blind communities with skills and knowledge on the requirements to submit tax returns”.

“It will take place at specific target schools that cater for the Deaf and Blind in selected communities in all the regions. This service will also be extended to other members of the community where they will be serviced at a specific branch and we will provide the schedule,” Memela said.