AI Enhancements Indicate a Smooth 2024 Filing Season, for SARS!

SARS has just announced that Individual taxpayers, both provisional and non-provisional, will be able to file their annual tax returns from 15 July 2024.

In an effort to make compliance “easy and sometimes seamless”, SARS will, between 01 – 14 July 2024, be issuing auto-assessment notices for the average (non-provisional) individual taxpayer. This may sound like an enhancement of efficiency, but in reality, is more likely a means to eliminate low-risk taxpayer reviews, allowing SARS’ radar to home in on criminally non-compliant and affluent of society.

Jashwin Baijoo

Head of Strategic Engagement & Compliance