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2021 Legal and Policy

Legal and Policy - 21 October 2021



  • 19 October 2021 – The latest Tax Practitioner Connect Newsletter issue 26 deals with a few topics including Commissioner appeals to non-compliant practitioners to become compliant, Task team established to combat fraudulent alterations of taxpayer eFiling profiles, SARS to commence with reporting unlawful use of trademark, Posting of VAT201 returns discontinued and SARS ups the ante regarding PAYE non-compliance. For this and more, see the Tax Practitioner Connect Newsletter issue 26.
  • 18 October 2021 – The Notice of Registration functionality on eFiling was enhanced. The current Notice of Registration functionality for PIT and VAT has now been extended to include CIT, PAYE and Trusts. eFilers can now access their Notices of Registration for all tax types online. Follow these easy steps:

For Organisations:

  • Step 2 – Go to the Organizations main menu
  • Step 3 – Click SARS Registered details on the side menu
  • Step 4 – Select Notice of Registration
  • Step 5 – Select the relevant tax type: VAT or CIT or PAYE or Trusts

For Individuals:

  • Step 2 – Click on the Notice of Registration icon on the top right side of the screen
  • Step 3 – Click on Request new or view

For more information on eFiling features, see our eFiling system webpage.

  • 18 October 2021 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Amendment to rules under section 120 – Substitution of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) quarterly accounts (DAR223)

Publication details will be made available on 22 October 2021

  • 18 October 2021 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today welcomed Ms Natasha Singh, a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience, as Director: High Wealth Individual (HWI) Segment. Commissioner Kieswetter introduced Ms Singh to colleagues and staff at the Woodmead offices where the new unit will be co-located with the Large Business & International (LB&I) Segment.

See the full media statement here.

  • 18 October 2021 – A new e@syFile™ Employer version was released. The release notes and changes are:
  • Enhancement to the Summary Report to distinguish between active and cancelled certificates
  • Updated the wording on the Declaration page from Tax Year to Period of Reconciliation for relevant drop-down menus
  • Adjustment to the Notification Centre to allow more than one instance of a letter type per Tax Year
  • Adjustment to validation for source code 3020 to align with the SARS PAYE BRS
  • Adjustment to validation for source code 3263 to align with the SARS PAYE BRS
  • 18 October 2021 – RFP28/2021 – Appointment of Service Provider for Printing, Labelling and Packaging of Communication Material closing date is extended from 18 October 2021 to 26 October 2021.
  • 18 October 2021 – Additional Drawings for RFP29/2021: Appointment of an Electrical Contractor for the installation of power redundancy at SARS Brooklyn Main Data Centre, have been published.
  • 15 October 2021 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Draft rule amendments under section 120(1)(mC) to insert rule relating to advance foreign exchange import payments, Due date for public comment: 5 November 2021
  • 15 October 2021 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS), through its Customs division, seized dried abalone worth R1.6-million hidden in a trailer of a taxi at the Lebombo border. The intention was to illegally import the abalone into South Africa from Mozambique. The abalone was packed in 21 boxes and weighed 460 kg.

For the full media release, click here.

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Date21 October 2021