Tax deadline looms
PROVISIONAL taxpayers have until midnight to file their income tax returns (IRP6) through eFiling, SARS warned yesterday.
A provisional taxpayer is any person who receives income, or to whom income accrues, other than a salary. This includes rental income from a property, taxable interest income from investments or other income from a trade, SARS said.
Channels such as the SARS mobisite, available at www.sarsefiling.mobi, are available for easy filing via one’s mobile device. Late submission will attract penalties, said SARS. “The deadline also applies to payments from individual taxpayers who filed personal income tax returns last year and owe SARS money.
“While penalties and interest apply to late payments, taxpayers in financial difficulty can approach SARS to defer payment or pay in instalments.”
Taxpayers who wish to make payment arrangements must go to their nearest SARS branch or call the SARS contact centre on 0800 00 7277.
Three main payment channels are available, including eFiling, via a bank or EFT. – TNA Reporter