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Notice of Objection Filing Period Extension

Good news for South African taxpayers:

  • The Notice of Objection form filing period has recently been extended from 30 to 80 days.
  • This enables easier voluntary compliance with income tax and allows some breathing room for SARS to clear the backlog of more minor disputes.

What To Remember

While this change allows for compliance standards to be met more readily, taxpayers should remain proactive about maintaining their tax affairs.

The timeframe for objections, only prior, remains as follows:

  • An initial request must be submitted within 30 days of assessment.
  • An extension for this request remains 45 days.
  • Appeals must be delivered within 30 days of the Notice of Disallowance on the Objection.

Acting swiftly can avoid the denial of an extension.

SARS has also outlined that taxpayers who cannot pursue objections due to regulations outlined in the Tax Administration Act may apply for a Compromise Agreement – allowing the debt to be reduced or a payment plan to be instated.

To protect yourself from unwanted implications, MMS Group encourages clients to comply with all income tax matters.

Should you require assistance with your personal tax matters, please get in touch with our team.