We’ve made it easier for you.

  • Go Digital!
    • Download the SARS MobiApp via your app store.
    • Register for eFiling here
    • Click here for a list of services that are available on our digital platforms
  • Need a Tax Number?
    • Register for eFiling and you will be automatically registered for personal income tax and receive a tax reference number
  • Visit our YouTube channel for easy help on everything digital!
  • Need answers on the exceptional tax measures?

 It may not be “Business As Usual” but we’re constantly expanding our list of digital services – keep checking back here to see what’s new!

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What's New
VAT Notice of Registration
VAT vendors can now obtain a VAT notice of registration on eFiling, by following a few easy steps. The VAT vendor needs to be a registered eFiler, read more
Trade Statistics
SARS released trade statistics for February 2020 recording a trade surplus of R14.15 billion attributable to exports of R109.60 billion and imports of R95.45 billion, read more
Preliminary revenue outcome
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has collected an amount of R1 356.0 in the financial year ending 31 March 2020, read more
Online Bookings
Taxpayers and Tax Practitioners may book an appointment in exceptional circumstances during the lockdown period, read more
Small Business relief
For Small Businesses in need of financial support during this difficult time, refer to the Debt Relief Finance Scheme offered by the Department of Small Business Development, read more
No need to go to a Branch
Available on eFiling: Enquire on debt outstanding and make a payment, enquire on returns outstanding, Tax Compliance Status, Request Statement of Account, read more
SARS wishes to thank those compliant employers who have carried out all their tax obligations as agents for SARS, in terms of our country’s tax legislation, read more
Beware of scams
The latest SARS phishing scam pretends to be a letter of demand from SARS. Do not click on any links that will ask personal details, see the Scam Alert webpage for examples, read more
R2.4 billion tax refunds
SARS has paid out refunds to taxpayers amounting to R2.4 billion over the four days of lockdown, from Friday 27 March, read more
Exceptional tax measures
The Minister of Finance announced the tax adjustments in the light of the National State of Disaster and the negative impacts on the economy from the spreading of the virus, read more
Auto registration for tax
Register for eFiling and you will be automatically registered for personal income tax and receive a tax reference number. Note that you must have a valid South African ID, read more
Job seekers do not need tax reference numbers
SARS does not require a person to have a tax number when employed for the first time. Employers need to register employees for income tax online, read more

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 Important Dates

07-04-2020 - PAYE submissions and payments

15-04-2020 - Start of Employer Annual Reconciliation

24-04-2020 - VAT manual submissions and payments

29-04-2020 - Excise Duty payments

30-04-2020 - VAT electronic submissions and payments

30-04-2020 - CIT Provisional Tax Payments

07-05-2020 - PAYE submissions and payments

25-05-2020 - VAT manual submissions and payments