The South African Revenue Services (SARS) on Monday announced it will be migrating to a new hosting platform for its electronic services this month.
SARS said the "new and reliable platform" features the latest technology on the market, and includes a refresh of SARS’ hardware and software.
According to a statement, this is part of their journey towards digital transformation, which is expected to deliver a myriad of innovative solutions in support of their mandate to make it easy and safe for taxpayers to comply.
During the migration the following services will be affected:
- SARS eFiling
- eFiling app
- Employer and SARS website
The Customs Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) gateway, which is the primary electronic channel used by Customs clients to communicate with SARS, will not be impacted.
Clients are encouraged to conclude all transactions on these systems well before the migration. However, urgent transactions that need to be made during this period can be done manually at all of their branches which will operate on normal hours.
- African News Agency (ANA)