Yesterday, Tax Season 2012 was officially launched. Individual taxpayers can now submit their IT12 returns for the period 01 March 2011 to 29 February 2012. Individual tax returns can be filed through any of the following channels by the relevant deadlines:
Manual returns must be posted or delivered to your local SARS branch by 28 September 2012.
Non-provisional taxpayers can make use of eFiling until 23 November 2012.
Provisional taxpayers have until 31 January 2013 to submit electronic returns via eFiling.
If you did not get a copy of the Tax Season 2012 Guide published in the Sunday newspapers on 01 July 2012, visit http://www.sars.gov.za to download the electronic version. SARS will also be assisting taxpayers through a variety of channels this filing season to ensure tax returns are submitted accurately and on time with minimum effort. Watch this space for more information on the Help-You-eFile service that SARS will be launching. If your internet access is limited to your mobile phone, you will be glad to know that this year you can file through the brand new eFiling mobisite or the soon-to-be-launched eFiling App for smartphones and tablets.