eFiling Payments (Credit Push)

eFiling credit push is a secure payment instruction functionality between eFiling and the bank which put the client in control when making a payment.

Top Tip: Customs and Excise clients can only pay from the return or eAccount on eFiling, read more.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


With a credit push, the payment is performed by you, the bank account holder. When making a payment to SARS, eFiling will send a payment request to your bank which will indicate, the amount that needs to be paid and gives a payment reference number. The taxpayer then physically login to his bank product and authorises this request which acts as an instruction to the bank to make the payment to SARS.

Credit Push payments are considered to be irrevocable and can not be recalled or reversed.

To see how to set up once-off credit push bank details, follow these easy steps:

The steps to take

Before you can use a credit push, you must first make sure that you can access the specific product at your bank.

Top Tip: Talk to your bank about accessing an account which supports credit push.

Login to eFiling and click on:

For individuals, click on 'Home':
Followed by 'User' on the left side:


Or for organisation or tax practitioner, click on 'Organisations' at the top:
Followed by 'Organisations' on the left:

For Banking Details, click 'Banking Details':
Banking details.jpg

Should you need to set up a new account, click: 
Or should you need to update your banking details to a Credit Push, click Open:

Select Credit Push:

Scroll down to the bottom, enter the account name and click on the drop down arrow next to Credit Push: 


 A list of the relevant bank accounts will be shown, e.g.:


Top Tips:
  • A Credit Push only needs to be set up once.
  • The current process to finalise a payment on eFiling must still be followed.
  • The only difference now is, once the payment has been processed on eFiling you will need to log onto your banking product and authorise the transaction.
Last Updated: 06/01/2021 11:31 AM     print this page
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