SARS Walk-for-Tax heads to the Friendly City

2016-10-19 06:00

SCORES of SARS employees will participate in a Walk-for-Tax when it heads for Port Elizabeth next Saturday, on October 22.

They will be a Embizweni Square, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth from 8.30am.

The Walk-for-Tax initiative was introduced by SARS to raise awareness on tax season, SARS service offerings, and to thank taxpayers for meeting their tax obligations.

The campaign kick-started the filing season on July 1. This saw SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane, and over 1 300 staff members take to the streets of Pretoria.

Follow up walks have since taken place in six regions, namely Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Cape Town, Free State, Mpumalanga and North West, and have covered a distance of more than 60km around the country.

This has presented the men and women who make up the SARS staff to the public and helped popularize the organization’s brand through interaction with the taxpayers and citizens.

Since the launch of the tax season in April, SARS has received more than 2,6 million tax returns nationally.

Commissioner Moyane said the aim of the initiative is to create awareness about the importance of meeting your tax obligations.

“Paying tax is the highest form of patriotism where individuals and companies make a direct contribution toward the improvement of quality of life for all the citizens of our country.

“Above all, Walk-for-Tax aims to demonstrate to South Africa that SARS is ready to serve taxpayers during Tax Season as we encourage everyone to be tax compliant,” said Commissioner Moyane.

Deadline Dates for the 2016 Tax Season

.September 23 - Manual/postal submissions

.November 25 - At a SARS branch (non-provisional)

.November 25 - eFiling (non-provisional)

.January 31, 2017 - Provisional taxpayers via eFiling

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