SARS will discontinue the use of cheques

Pretoria, Thursday 12 November 2020 - Following the decision by South African banks to discontinue cheques as a form of payment, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has decided not to accept cheques as a form of payment at Customs ports of entry from 14 December 2020 and at banks from 1 January 2021.
Taxpayers and Customs clients who need to pay SARS can use one of the following options:
  • eFiling
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • At a bank branch (cash and EFT). All payments can be made at any ABSA, Capitec, FNB, Nedbank or Standard Bank branch.
  • Travellers entering and leaving the country will still be able to pay cash at the port of entry.
Taxpayers are reminded that all payments must contain the correct beneficiary ID and payment reference number (PRN). Detailed payment information is available on the SARS website

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