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Gautax | NB Individuals Filling Season 2022 Info and Change



Individual Tax
Filing Season 2022

Gautax shares the important information, dates and changes to the individual tax filling season 2022

When must tax return be submitted?

To avoid penalties it is very important that your tax return is submitted within these dates:

1 July 2022 to 24 October 2022 for:

  • Taxpayers who file online
  • Taxpayers who cannot file online can do so at a SARS branch by appointment only.
1 July 2022 to 23 January 2023 for:

Need help with your Tax?

All members of our team are available to meet and answer your questions and assist as they can.

Individual filing open date

Taxpayers, we are ready to start filing your Tax from 1 July this year.

Please send all the information we require before 31 August 2022 to enable us to make the deadline that was shortened by 30 days this year.

We are here to assist you professionally as registered Tax Practitioners for 25 years

What are the tax return rates for the 2022 tax year?

Tax rates are the values that are payable to SARS by law. Here are the tax rates based on income earned during the 2021 tax year. 

Taxable income (R) ​Rates of tax (R)
1 – 216 200
18% of taxable income
216 201 – 337 800
38 916 + 26% of taxable income above 216 200
337 801 – 467 500
70 532 + 31% of taxable income above 337 800
467 501 – 613 600
110 739 + 36% of taxable income above 467 500
613 601 – 782 200
163 335 + 39% of taxable income above 613 600
782 201 – 1 656 600
229 089 + 41% of taxable income above 782 200
1 656 601 and above
587 593 + 45% of taxable income above 1 656 600

Important changes to the auto assessment this year

SARS has warned that a significant number of individual taxpayers will be auto-assessed this year by SARS, and this process will start in July. Contact us when you receive such an SMS if you are selected to be auto-assessed so we can ensure you get assessed correctly.

Do not just accept what SARS is telling you. When you receive the SMS, contact us immediately!

If you are not in agreement with the Auto assessment, you can access your tax return via eFiling or SARS MobiApp, and choose to EDIT the return and then contact us to assist. This must be done within 40 business days from the date that your assessment was issued to you. We will do this from our side if you already a client of Gautax.

Gautax Pro Tip:

Auto registration for Personal Income
When you register for SARS eFiling for the first time and you do not yet have a personal income tax number, SARS will automatically register you and issue a tax reference number.

What is SARS Auto-Assessment?

An Auto-Assessment is a pre-calculation of your tax obligation by SARS based on the information provided to them by 3rd parties. To agree to the pre-calculation, you log into your efiling and Accept the auto-assessment. If you do not agree there is still an Edit function on the assessment.


Taxpayers, your tax matters, SARS continue to make it easier for you to comply.  Starting July, SARS will be assessing a significant number of taxpayers automatically.  If you accept the auto-assessment then SARS automatically files the return on your behalf, you then don’t need to do the return yourself. This enables you to view, accept or edit your proposed assessment from the comfort of your home or place of work using eFiling or SARS MobiApp.

SARS auto-assess returns based on the data we receive from employers, financial institutions, medical schemes, retirement annuity fund administrators and other 3rd party data providers. If you have not yet received your IRP5/IT3(a)s and other tax certificates like medical certificate, retirement annuity fund certificate and other 3rd party data that are relevant in determining your tax obligations, you should immediately approach your employer or medical scheme or retirement annuity fund or other 3rd party data providers to make sure that they have complied with their submission requirements.

Gautax will take care of it all

Sit back relax and let us handle your personal income tax return submissions for you. We will follow best practices to get you, our client the best possible result. That is keeping you up to date with SARS laws and possibly more returned to your pocket than you thought possible. 

2 Simple Steps

Step 1

Call us on +27 (0)11 454 2099 or complete our online application form.

Step 2

Get the following relevant documents ready to send to us. Then sit back and relax

  • Copies of all IRP5’s/IT3(a) – excluding ones prepared via Gautax monthly payroll services.
  • IT3(b)/IT3(c) for interest and Capital Gains Tax Income. ( all Bank accounts and Investments)
  • Retirement Annuity Certificates.
  • Medical Aid Tax Certificates.
  • Details of medical expenses paid by you and not covered by your medical scheme
  • Foreign Dividends and Interest.
  • Completed confirmation of diagnosis of disability
  • Did you sell, buy or rent out any property? Then we need all the relevant info.
  • Logbook with the vehicle details (a logbook is a mandatory requirement if you receive a travel allowance or had a company vehicle)
  • Commission/Contractor summary of all expenses incurred in the production of Income
  • Sole Trader Income and expenses if trading as a business.
  • Home-Office Claims ( Contact us for the detail information we require)
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