As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, tax deadlines have been changed. There are so many dates and elements to consider when figuring out which deadline applies to you, so we have laid them all out easily for you to reference.

Tax deadlines for 2022

  • Non-provisional taxpayers: 1 July 2022 – 24 October 2022
  • Provisional taxpayers: 1 July 2022 – 23 January 2023

Auto-assessment guidelines

Occasionally, SARS auto-assesses an individual’s taxes without them submitting any documentation. SARS will obtain the third-party information directly and assess in the same manner that they have done when auto-assessing in previous years. In previous year’s they gave the individual a period to either accept or reject the assessment, the difference this year, however, is that the return is submitted without the individual accepting the auto-assessment. 

Do not worry, if this happens to you, you still have 40 business days in which to check the workings and reject the assessment and resubmit your own taxes should you feel there is a discrepancy. 


As usual, the requirements for tax returns vary from provisional to non-provisional. Luckily, we have written all about these requirements to clear up any confusion and misinformation. Take a look at our Requirements for Provisional Tax Returns and Requirements for Non-Provisional Tax Returns.

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