SARS offices to close at 5pm on Friday

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says its tax and customs offices will close at 5pm on Friday due to a substantial information technology (IT) system upgrade and maintenance.

To minimise disruptions on the day, SARS on Tuesday said its employees in all branches throughout the country will be available to assist taxpayers until 5pm.

SARS wishes to advise taxpayers to visit SARS branches before 3pm. Taxpayers, traders and the general public are asked to take note that due to the IT system upgrade and maintenance, eFiling will also be intermittently unavailable from 5pm until 9.30pm on Friday.

As tax season is currently in full swing, every effort will be made to assist taxpayers who visit SARS branches. Taxpayers, who are still in queues at our branches will, however, only be assisted until 5pm on Friday. We wish to apologise to all taxpayers for the inconvenience, SARS said.

Source: South African Government News Agency