Auto-assessments: SARS system erroneously rejects edited returns

A taxpayer that does not agree with an estimated assessment issued to them must edit the tax return within 40 working days. Ordinarily, SARS issued a revised assessment. However, the SARS system has been sending out erroneous rejections, e.g. stating that the submitted information matches the original issued estimated assessment. Although affected taxpayers are advised by SARS branches to object to the rejection, this may not be the right course of action.