Steps to Follow after Submission of SARS Returns
The actual submission of your tax return to SARS does not end your responsibility as a taxpayer. Certain subsequent actions may be required to successfully assess your affairs and to ensure correct compliance:
- Check the status of your assessment with SARS (via e-filing or telephonically).
- Once assessed, check whether you are in agreement with all aspects – taxable income, deductions claimed, taxes paid over to SARS as well as any possible penalties and interest that SARS may have levied.
- Should you disagree with SARS, a correction or an objection may need to be lodged within SARS’ specified timeframes.
- If in agreement, any outstanding taxes owing to SARS must be paid to them before the specified payment due date. Payment must actually be received by SARS so different banking procedures and cut-off dates may need to be considered when making payment on the last possible date to avoid additional penalties or interest being levied by SARS.
All material subject to our Legal Disclaimers.