Support desks opens to assist small businesses

08 June 2015

The opening of the specialised small business support desks at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) branch in Orlando East will assist small business tax payers in the area, Commissioner Tom Moyane said on Friday.

“We are unveiling the SARS small business desks that will provide a dedicated service to small business entrepreneurs. This initiative is to support small business development flows from our government’s vision contained in the National Development Plan (NDP) to put our country on a new trajectory,” said Commissioner Moyane.

Business tax advice, entity registration, business returns submissions and Tax Clearance Certificates (TCC) are among the services provided by the support desks.

“The small business desks, which are being rolled out at SARS branches around the country were established as part of government’s commitment to support SMMEs and to make it easier for them to comply with their tax obligations.”

Small businesses, said the commissioner, are the heartbeat of any developing economy because they create jobs.

Since August 2014 the revenue service has established 138 small business desks in 50 out of the 52 SARS branches across the country.

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