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SARS has introduced a new online travel declaration system for South Africans & its residents.



The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it will implement an "online traveller declaration system" that will go into effect on November 1, 2022. According to SARS, the new system will be applicable to all South Africans travelling abroad and says that it will simplify passenger movement at South African airports.

According to SARS, the system's goal is to collect travel information and in exchange, grant a traveller pass via email. It requires that all South Africans and residen...

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How to inform SARS that you ceased to be a South African Tax Resident



Step 1: Please log into your SARS eFiling profile

Step 2: Click on "Home" on the top menu

Step 3: Click on "SARS Registered Details" and then on "Maintain SARS Registered Details" on the l...

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Tax residency



South African expatriates who ignore their tax obligations will soon find themselves facing the wrath of the taxman in the upcoming tax season.

SARS has urged taxpayers including expats (South Africans residing outside the country) to urgently review their tax compliance status or stand the risk of facing major penalties or even jail time.

Originally, individuals were taxed according to a source-based tax system but from 1 March 2001 it has changed so that individuals will be ...

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