South African Revenue Service
SARS is recruiting
14 January 2022 – We are on an exciting journey to build “a smart modern SARS with unquestionable integrity, trusted and admired by all”. Our mandate is to ensure optimal compliance with tax and Customs legislation. We do this through fostering a culture of Voluntary Compliance and by making it easy for taxpayers and traders […]
Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment
14 January 2022 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964 Draft amendment to the rules under section 64E – accreditation Due date for public comment: 4 February 2022
Update to the Customs Provisional Payments policy
11 January 2022 – Effective 1 January 2021, South African banks no longer accept cheques.  All references to cheques in the Customs policy, Standard Operating Procedure and the Completion of the DA 70 annex have been removed. The Manual for the Completion of the DA 70 (SC-CF-32) is now published as SC-CF-25-A01. For more information […]
Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2021
10 January 2022 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Rule amendment notice R1648, as published in Government Gazette 45702 on 31 December 2021, relates to the amendment to rules under sections 75 and 120 – Substitution of rule 75.00 relating to the registration of rebate users affected by amendments of items, tariff headings or subheadings […]
SARS Nigel branch closure
6 January 2022 – The SARS Nigel branch is closed this afternoon and will reopen tomorrow morning. All virtual appointments will continue as agreed. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Media Release: The passing of Mr Trevor van Heerden, first Commissioner of SARS
6 January 2022 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is saddened to note the passing yesterday evening of its first Commissioner, Mr Trevor van Heerden. He was a skilled and dedicated civil servant who committed more than forty years of his life to SARS and one of its predecessors, Inland Revenue. Mr Van Heerden […]
Customs traders: Extension of ePenalty pilot
4 January 2022 – The ePenalty pilot focussed on the submission of advance loading and arrival cargo reports for imported goods in the sea and air modalities, as well as on export goods in the rail modality. The purpose was to provide cargo reporters with specific details of potential non-compliance on cargo reporting for them […]
Key Collection Dates for 2022
31 December 2021 – The 2022 Key Collection Dates and Important Dates were updated on the website. For the detail, see the monthly calendar.
Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2021
31 December 2021 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1649, as published in Government Gazette 45702 on 31 December 2021, are now available.
Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2021
30 December 2021 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to – provisional payments in relation to anti-dumping duty against the alleged dumping of frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species Gallus Domesticus, classifiable in tariff heading 0207.14.9, originating in […]
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