How do I upload supporting documents (relevant material) on eFiling?

To upload supporting documents (relevant material), follow these steps:
  • Logon to eFiling
  • Select:
    • Returns
    • Returns History
    • The applicable type of tax (e.g. ITR12, Employees Tax, etc.) - a list of all returns/declarations sent will be shown.
    • The return/declaration for which you have been asked to send supporting documents (relevant material)
  • Click Open, on the far right, to open the workpage
  • On the work page scroll down and click the link under Supporting Documents

  • Select Browse
  • The system will show the window browser. Navigate to the correct file directory
  • Select the document(s) to be uploaded
  • The system shows the path directory and name of the file selected
  • If the information shown is right, click Upload
  • The uploaded documents will be shown on the work page. Click Submit to SARS to send the supporting documents (relevant material).


Top Tip: You can upload documents separately but don’t submit until you have uploaded all documents. The system will lock after submitting incomplete documents then you will have to contact SARS on 0800 00 7277 or visit a SARS branch to issue another request for additional supporting documents. In other words, you can upload up to 20 files per session on eFiling, but you can upload today without submitting and upload again tomorrow and then only submit. However, once you click the submit button, a new link can only be opened by contacting SARS on 0800 00 7277 or visit a SARS branch to issue another request for additional supporting documents or in the case of an audit, the auditors or verifiers if they need more supporting documents. 

Remember the documents must meet certain standards.

Last Updated: 01/12/2016 10:03 AM     print this page
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