Sigh, Tax Season is upon us once more, though I must say that the advent of SARS’ e-filing system has certainly sped things up hundred-fold and made life pretty easy for simple taxpayers like myself.

Nowadays it is simply a matter of logging on, generating your pre-filled out return, checking that the values match up with what the certificates from your employers state, filling in the little things like medical expenditures and bam, hitting the file/save button.

Couldn’t be simpler. (Though I will admit I had to phone up Mr T. to ask him the difference between a positive and negative number on one of their returns!)

It really was that much of a pleasure. Far, far better than those old days of pen on paper with the calculator armed and at the ready¬†as far as I’m concerned!

And what do you know. Just two or three days later and SARS has already deposited my R2,000 rebate into my account.

Nice! ;)