SARS branches to open on Saturdays as tax season comes to a close

Some South African Revenue Service (SARS) branches will be opening on Saturdays for the next two weekends as the November 25 deadline for non-provisional taxpayers approaches.

“With an expected increase in the number of taxpayers filing income tax returns‚ SARS branches opening on Saturdays will exclusively be focusing on assisting taxpayers with the completion of their income tax returns during this period‚” a statement said.

The branches‚ which will open between 8am and 1pm‚ are: Alberton‚ Edenvale‚ Randburg‚ Rissik Street‚ Soweto (Orlando East)‚ Vereeniging‚ Nelspruit‚ Witbank‚ Pretoria North‚ Rustenburg‚ Durban‚ Mthatha‚ Richards Bay‚ Pietermaritzburg‚ Port Elizabeth‚ Bellville and Mitchells Plain.

“Taxpayers are advised that branches will operate normal hours during the week. SARS has already received over 4.7-million income tax returns‚” the service said.

It stressed that the Saturday openings are for the submission of income tax returns only.

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