Tax Time – October Updates

a5_bThe New Tax Compliance Certificate Process Made Easy

SARS has recently introduced a new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) process which will enable you to see at a glance your tax compliance status.

You need to be on eFiling and to activate your TCS. Once activated, TCS will stay active on your eFiling profile.

One of the best features of the TCS is that it will tell you why you are non-compliant. Four boxes will be shown with each box either green (compliant) or red (non-compliant). The boxes are:

  • Registration Status – obviously you need to be registered and have an active status.
  • Submission of Returns – are all your returns in and up to date?
  • Debt – do you owe SARS money without having made a payment arrangement with SARS?
  • Relevant Supporting Documents – if you have been asked to supply data to SARS ensure you have submitted it.

If you don’t agree with your TCS, you can query this on eFiling by clicking on the “Challenge Status” tab. There will also be drill-down information when your status is red, giving more detail and most importantly how to get your status into green.

There is also a facility where you can allow authorised users to see your TCS by requesting a PIN code from SARS which you can share with those parties who will need access to your TCS.

This is another excellent improvement offered by SARS.

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied upon as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE)

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