Sars login, efiling registration, Contact number, Sugary Beverages Levy
This is the South African revenue service website. It is located in the domain Sars.gov.za.
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation’s tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency. They are responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.
Their Outcomes include:
- Increased Customs and Excise compliance
- Increased tax compliance
- Increased ease and fairness of doing business with SARS
- Increased Cost effectiveness and Internal Efficiencies
- Increased public trust and credibility.
Revealing how the accomplish this, the platform wrote: “We are heedful of the role of taxation in nation-building and therefore deem the tax system as an asset that belongs to the nation. In doing our work, we are guided by the code of conduct and the principles of SARS values of accountability, fairness, honesty, integrity, respect, transparency and trust.
SARS encourages compliance with tax and customs law to ensure that everyone pays their fair share. We do so in a manner that does not unduly impede trade, economic growth and development by imposing excessive and unfair administrative burden on taxpayers, traders and businesses and to achieve compliance in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
Our approach to promoting compliance is based on three principles. We must make taxpayers aware of their obligations, make it easy to meet them and act against those who break the law.”
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has implemented the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) which comes into effect on 1st April 2018.
Manufacturers that produce sugary beverages with a total annual sugar content in excess of 500 kg per year need to be licensed with SARS and pay the levy to SARS. Those manufacturers that produce below the 500kg per year will not have to pay the levy, but they are required to register with SARS.
SARS has ensured the necessary systems are available to effectively and efficiently deal with the processing, licensing and registration of manufacturers of sugary beverages.
The levy will be charged at 2.1 cents per gram of the sugar content which exceeds 4 grams per 100ml. This means that the first 4 grams per 100ml are levy free. Sugary beverages manufactured before 1 April 2018 will not be subject to the levy.
In line with SARS’s approach to educate taxpayers and make it easy to comply with their tax obligations, SARS has engaged importers, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders through a series of roadshows held in five provinces earlier in March.
eFiling is a free, simple and secure way of interacting with SARS from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.
No more waiting in queues, finding parking or worrying about office hours. Once registered, eFilers can submit returns, view their tax status and make payments to SARS electronically 24 hours a day!
You can contact SARS using the details below:
Contact numbers are:
0800 00 7277 (0800 00 SARS)
+27 11 602 2093 (operating between 8:00am and 4:00pm, SA time)
SARS’ ormal operating hours are:
Weekdays: From 08:00 to 17:00.