One must clearly understand that the consequences of not following formal exit procedures nor correctly applying Double Tax Treaty relief ultimately means that one remains a tax resident of South Africa.
SARS is aware of the eFiling issues being experienced and is working on resolving it as a matter of urgency.
We have received complaints from members this morning, noting that since yesterday the SARS eFiling system has been extremely slow and therefore taxpayers and tax practitioners are struggling to access certain functionalities. More importantly, VAT returns are not loading and there is a growing concern regarding the ability to file these returns timeously.
We will update you as soon as we have more information.
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