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SARS Tax Reminder 2023-2024


SARS Tax reminder 2023-2024 – As tax season approaches, many businesses across South Africa are receiving an important reminder from the South African Revenue Service (SARS). In a concerted effort to ensure tax compliance and streamline the filing process. SARS is sending out SMS notifications to businesses reminding them of their tax obligations. 

Here’s what you need to know about the recent communication and how it affects your business.

The Reminder from SARS

The SMS from SARS reads:

“Dear [Business Name] [Tax Number], this is a reminder that your Company Income Tax Return (ITR14) for the 2023 year of assessment and/or your second Provisional Tax return (IRP6) for the 2024 tax year is due by 29 February 2024. Please ignore if you have already submitted your returns. Regards, SARS.”

  • This message serves as a prompt for businesses to prepare and submit two critical returns: the ITR14 and the IRP6. Failure to submit will lead penalties being imposed on non-compliant tax payers.

Understanding ITR14 and IRP6

Company Income Tax Return (ITR14) is a form that companies are required to file annually, detailing their income, expenses, and applicable taxes for the year of assessment. It’s a cornerstone of corporate tax compliance, ensuring businesses contribute their fair share to the nation’s revenue.

Provisional Tax Return (IRP6), on the other hand, is submitted twice during the tax year. It allows taxpayers to pay their income tax in advance, based on estimated taxable income. The second IRP6 return, specifically mentioned in the reminder, is due by the end of February, for the 2024 tax year.

Why This Reminder Matters

The timely submission of these returns is crucial for several reasons:

  • Avoiding Penalties: Late submissions can result in significant penalties and interest charges. Being proactive in response to SARS’ reminders can save your business from unnecessary costs.
  • Cash Flow Management: By adhering to the provisional tax deadlines, businesses can better manage their cash flow through spreading tax payments throughout the year.
  • Compliance: Keeping in line with SARS’ regulations is essential for maintaining your business’s good standing.

Next Steps for Businesses

  • Review your Records: Ensure that all financial records for the 2023 year of assessment and projections for the 2024 tax year are accurate and complete.
  • Consult with a Professional: If you’re unsure about your tax obligations or how to calculate your provisional tax. Consulting with a tax professional can provide clarity and ensure accuracy.
  • Submit Early: To avoid the last-minute rush and potential system overloads, consider submitting your returns well before the deadline.


The reminder from SARS is not just a prompt to fulfill a regulatory obligation. It is an opportunity for businesses to reassess their financial health and prepare for the year ahead. By acting promptly on this reminder, businesses can ensure compliance, avoid penalties, and maintain a steady cash flow, contributing to their overall financial stability and success.

Remember, the deadline is 29 February 2024. Mark your calendar and take action early to ensure a smooth tax season.

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