SARS has given you just 40 working days to submit your tax return. If you received your auto-assessment at the beginning of July, your time to submit has already expired. Auto-assessments issued on 4 July 2022, expired on 30 August 2022. Count your work days carefully. SARS is applying this rule very strictly. If you do nothing, your auto-assessment will very soon become FINAL.
For more on auto-assessments and their deadlines, please read here.
Missed the 40 day deadline already?
If you missed the deadline (or are very close to it), you need to Request an Extension on eFiling ASAP.
For step-by-step instructions, please click here.
Important: First apply for an extension, then submit your tax return. Don’t do this the other way round!
We are seeing taxpayers face challenges who submit their tax return after the 40 day deadline, without first requesting an extension. Currently, these taxpayers don't have an option to request an extension and will therefore need to file disputes (we have escalated this issue).
For a step by step guide on how to file a dispute, please click here.