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SARS VDP Application

What is a SARS VDP application?

The SARS permanent Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) aims to encourage taxpayers to come forward on a voluntary basis to make full disclosure of their defaults and regularise their tax affairs with SARS to avoid the imposition of understatement penalties and other administrative non-compliance penalties.

Any individual or company who wants to voluntarily disclose their tax affairs to SARS, can apply provided they qualify. In order for an application to be valid, the following requirements should be complied with:

  • The disclosure must be voluntary
  • It must involve a default which has not previously been disclosed, for example, notice of audit has not been given
  • It must be full and complete in all material aspects
  • It must involve the potential imposition of an understatement penalty in respect of the default
  • It must not result in a refund due by SARS
  • It must be made in the prescribed form and manner

Creative CFO can help with this process and will:

  • Gather all information and documentation required
  • Assist with eFiling registration (if required)
  • Prepare and submit the VDP01 application to SARS via eFiling
  • Following up accordingly with SARS thereof

Please note the following:

  • SARS has the option to discard an application if it is incomplete
  • A VDP assessment cannot be objected or appealed against
  • This application covers work done up until SARS allocates a VDP number, submissions thereafter will be quoted on separately

When you check out you may select a quantity of 1 and we will get in touch with a confirmation of what information we will need from you to get started.

Disclaimer: We will endeavour to assist you to the best of our ability with the application with the South African Revenue Service ("SARS"). Our service includes but is not limited to the collection of all information and preparation as required, however, the request for additional information and verification remains at SARS’ discretion.  All information as provided by you, is considered true and accurate and Creative CFO will not be held responsible or liable for any omissions or misrepresentation on your part nor for any delays on SARS processing time.