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Changes to Submission Deadlines for Income Tax Returns i.r.o. 2018 Tax Year

Please find attached the relevant Government Gazette in which these new deadlines are contained.

The crucial information is listed below.

(a)  in the case of any company, within 12 months from the date on which its financial year ends.
(b)  in the case of all other persons (which include natural persons, trusts and other juristic persons, such as institutions, boards or bodies)—

  1. on or before 21 September 2018 if the return is submitted manually;
  2. on or before 31 October 2018 if the return is submitted by using the SARS eFiling platform or electronically through the assistance of a SARS official at an office of SARS;
  3. on or before 31 January 2019 if the return relates to a provisional taxpayer and is submitted by using the SARS eFiling platform; or
  4. where accounts are accepted by the Commissioner in terms of section 66(13A) of the Income Tax Act in respect of the whole or portion of a taxpayer’s income, which are drawn to a date after 28 February 2018 but on or before 30 September 2018, within 6 months from the date to which such accounts are drawn.