eFiling Payments (Credit Push)

All debit pull transactions have been discontinued and only credit push transactions will be accepted on eFiling. Taxpayers are advised to set up a credit push or use one of SARS’ alternative methods of payment.

Top Tip: Ad Hoc payment facility on eFiling is no longer available for Customs and Excise clients, 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 authorises this request on their banking product which acts as an instruction to the bank to make the payment to SARS.

Credit Push payments are considered to be irrevocable and can only be made if the account holder has the necessary funds.

To see how to set up a credit push payment 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

For organisation or tax practitioners
Should you need to set up a new account, click
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: 24/08/2017 3:24 PM     print this page
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