Durban - If you have not submitted your personal income tax returns, you have until the end of the month to do so.
Tax season will close on October 31 for non-provisional taxpayers and for those provisional taxpayers who opt to file at a branch.
To date, Sars is close to reaching the 3-million mark in tax return submissions for the current year of assessment. This is approximately a 4% increase compared to the same time last year. Of these returns, 51% have been submitted through eFiling.
According to Sars provisional taxpayers ordinarily have until January 31, 2019 to file on eFiling only.
The focus this filing season has been on the 24-hour eFiling channel which taxpayers can use at their leisure without having to go to a branch. eFilers are supported by the Help-You-eFile mechanism during business hours, which links them to a Sars contact centre agent who can assist the taxpayer to complete their tax return.