Final day for tax return walk-ins

Thursday is the final day individual taxpayers, can file their personal income tax return, at a SARS branch. SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter speaks with eNCA anchor Shahan Ramkissoon. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Thursday is the final day individual taxpayers, can file their personal income tax return, at a SARS branch.

For those who use e-filing, the final deadline is 16 November.

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SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter spoke on the success of the automated assessment system.

"Because of the work we have done, which included the use of third-party data and artificial intelligence, we were able to do an assessment of 3,6 million taxpayers without them having to submit a return.

"I can tell you, that has been very encouraging. 1,6 million of those taxpayers have in fact already responded so almost half of them have responded and of those who have responded, just over a million of them accepted the assessment outcome that we provided for them."

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Kieswetter said approximately 480,000 taxpayers have edited their returns.

The commissioner said another encouraging sign is that the majority of taxpayers have opted to file their returns online.

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eNCA