What's New?

  • Any outstanding debt queries and deferred arrangements requests may be sent to the following email addresses:

  • 2019 Year-end payments

    29 March 2019 was the deadline to pay all tax due! Let us do right, together.

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.

The following payment methods are available (effective from 1 April 2016):

  • eFiling
  • Electronic payments (EFT)
  • Payments at a bank: All payments can be made at any ABSA, AlBaraka Bank, Grobank Ltd (previously Bank of Athens), Capitec, FNB, Habib Bank Zurich (HBZ), HSBC, Nedbank, Mercantile or Standard Bank branch.
  • No tax payment can be made at a SARS branch. Cheques posted / delivered to SARS will be returned to the client. Cash and cheque duty payments are accepted at SARS Customs branches.

For more details and information on how to use each of the payment methods above please click here


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