What's New?

9 March 2018 - SARS has appointed eight external debt collection agencies to recoup some of the R16.6 billion debt owed to SARS. The objective of the appointment is to enhance revenue collection by outsourcing the recovery of older and relatively small debt. The contract is with immediate effect until 28 February 2019.

At present, over 2.3 million taxpayers and traders owe SARS just under R150-billion.

The agencies that have been appointed are:

Taxpayers and traders with outstanding accounts can therefore expect communication from the appointed agencies.

Those with queries are encouraged to contact the SARS Contact Centre at 0800 00 7277 (0800 00 SARS) or send SARS feedback here.

Please note: Year-end payments

The deadline for outstanding tax returns and payments due by end March, was Thursday 29 March 2018, before Easter. Due to the long weekend, taxpayers were requested to please pay by 12-midday. Pay conveniently online, on time - avoid penalties and interest. Being late could cost you!

Manage your tax debt

Do you have outstanding taxes? Do you need help deciding what to do or whom to call?

This page will provide you with information to assist you in sorting out your tax debt.

Taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, are required to be fully tax compliant through on time submission of returns and payments.

In instances where taxpayers are not compliant and have outstanding tax debt the Debt Management department is committed to assisting businesses and individuals to become fully compliant.
There are three ways to find out how much tax debt you owe:
1. Call the SARS Contact Centre:

There are two numbers to call
  • 0800 00 SARS (7277) - between 08:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.
  • +27 11 602 2093 (International callers) - between 08:00 and 16:00 South African local time Monday to Friday.

Steps to follow:

  • Call the SARS Contact Centre and request a statement of account.
  • You will be requested to provide your tax reference number.
  • If you do not have your tax reference number you can provide the SARS Contact Centre Agent with your ID number or the business registration number.
  • Please note the SARS Contact Centre Agent will follow an authentication process.

2. Visit your nearest SARS branch office and request a statement of account.

3. Log onto eFiling and request a statement of account.

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