In a letter dated 07 May, the Head Customs: Border Operations, Ports of Entry & Customs Compliance released a letter, “Request for Duty Payment Relief”.
In the letter referenced SC-DT-B-L37 dated 17 April the South African Revenue Service (Sars) communicated its position and decision relating to the extension of customs deferment payment as guided by the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill 2020.
According to the letter, Sars is mindful of the economic hardships that businesses in South Africa and around the globe are facing during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sars continues to work with all stakeholders and government to ensure a reduction in the impact of the virus on civil society and business.
The letter serves to inform companies and traders with payments due in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, including customs deferment payments, that they may apply to make payment in instalments. In this instance, applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clients may use the framework of draft Rule 105.01 to the Act, 1964 which is currently open for public comment to structure their applications. For reference, please refer to the draft Rule amendments under the Act 1964 - COVID-19 Relief Measures.
The letter is accessible at: