Tax Return FAQ 4
In the post last week, we covered the ins and outs of e-filing via www.sars.gov.za. Now, we understand that there are still those people who prefer to take their manual return and drop it off, or walk into a branch and submit electronically onsite. If this is your preference, today is your day! We’ve included some details below on alternative ways of submitting your return.
In terms of deadlines, you need to know the following:
- If you are taking your information and dropping it manually into a SARS drop box, the deadline for this type of submission is the 28th of September 2012
- If you are filing electronically at a SARS branch, then the deadline is the 23rd of November.
If you choose manual submission (completing your tax return in writing) then you need to call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS  or visit a SARS branch and order your Income Tax Return (ITR12). It will then be posted to you. Once you have the form, you can complete it honestly and completely and pop it in the post, or drop it in a SARS branch drop box.
Filing electronically at a SARS branch
First, you’ll need to know where to go, so visit http://www.sars.gov.za/home.asp?pid=2921 and check out where your nearest SARS branch is. The next step is to ensure you the correct documentation for submission.
Checklist for filing your tax return at a SARS branch
- Your original ID or passport, plus a certified copy or, in the absence of an ID/passport, an affidavit together with a temporary ID/passport
- To read the rest of the checklist, click here