All licensees who are required to renew their carbon tax licenses in terms of Schedule 8 must submit their applications for renewal (DA 185 and relevant annexure) manually to any Customs Branch Office by 30 November to avoid penalties. No supporting documents are required.

What does this mean?

If you have just been issued with an approval letter by SARS Customs this will expire on 31 December 2020. Therefore you need to submit an application to renew.

Key points:
  1. The original signed DA185 form + annexure must be manually submitted to SARS
  2. This must be done before the end of November as current licenses as issued by SARS in the last few weeks will expire on 31 December 2020
  3. Given the huge delays and backlogs that we experienced with the initial registration process we urge you to consider actioning the above asap
Should you require assistance with the above, please feel free to contact us as we will be available to assist with preparing the submission, arranging submission and following up until confirmation is received from SARS and licenses are issued for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Kind regards,

Zelda Burchell
Carbon and Energy Manager