How to register

As a registered taxpayer you can sign-up to use the SARS eFiling service, which allows you not only to file a return, make payments to SARS or request a tax clearance certificate but also gives you access to many other  benefits via an electronic platform.
To register as an eFiler:
  • Visit the SARS eFiling website and click on REGISTER; or
  • Download the MobiApp and tap on REGISTER; or
  • Visit your nearest SARS Branch.

Once you have registered, you can have different roles, for example:

  • Acting as yourself when administering your own individual taxes;
  • Acting as the registered representative or an employee for a company;
  • Acting as an agent on behalf of someone else:
    • Registered Tax Practitioners
    • Employees with delegated authority from a registered tax practitioner
    • Foreigner acting on behalf of a company or an individual.

SARS will recognise you as an electronic filer once your eFiling registration is complete. 
Upon registration, SARS will verify the information captured on registration. your registration profile. The outcome of this will be communicated on your eFiling registration verification page or via email. If your registration is successful, a One Time Pin (OTP) will be sent to your preferred channel of communication, to allow you to complete your registration.

The statuses can either be registration successful, registration rejected or awaiting supporting documents. If the status is not successful, the taxpayer cannot use eFiling and must respond based on the correspondence received. If the registration is rejected, the taxpayer / representative may visit their nearest branch office to register for eFiling.  

SARS endeavours to activate new eFiling profiles within 48 hours where no supporting documentation are required.

Where an eFiling registration is not processed within the 48 hours and supporting documents are required, please go to, click Login, enter your username and password you created on registration, click Home; User and then Pending Registration, for further requirements regarding the processing of your eFiling registration.

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 Top FAQs

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

When uploading supporting documents to eFiling, I get an error message 'the document can not be converted'?
Please note this ‘conversion’ error happens only on IT3b or RAF documents. These are PDF documents issued by a bank or a fund. These documents are password protected, but it’s not visible to the user.

When uploading supporting documents to eFiling I get a 'timed out' error. When I try again I get an error message, 'Upload failed: a file with the same name has already been uploaded'?
Please note, even if the document was not uploaded due to 'timed out' error the file name might have been recorded. You need to change the file name and upload the document again.

​Once I am successfully registered on eFiling, will I have to send anything to SARS to activate eFiling?
No you will not be required to do anything further.

Can I request for my eFiling login details from the SARS contact centre?
Yes, a contact centre staff can assist you to obtain login details.