eFiling features

What is eFiling?

SARS eFiling is an online platform for the submission of returns and declarations and other related services. This service allows taxpayers, tax practitioners, traders and businesses to register and submit returns and declarations, make payments and perform a number of other interactions with SARS in a secure online environment.

Taxpayers registered for eFiling can engage with SARS online for the submission of returns and declarations and payments in respect of taxes, duties, levies and contributions.

Service offerings available – No need to go to a Branch office: 

  • Enquire on debt outstanding, make a payment and cancellation of payments
  • Enquire on returns outstanding
  • Tax Compliance Status
  • Notice of Registration (IT150)
  • VAT, CIT, PAYE and Trust Notice of Registration
  • Filing your Income Tax Return
  • Update personal details (including Bank Details)
  • Request Statement of Account
  • Register for Income Tax 
  • Submission of Supporting Documents for an audit case
  • Lodge a Dispute
  • Tax Product Registration (incl. Tax Number Registration)
  • Tax Directive Management
  • Lodge a complaint
  • Refund status
  • Audit status
  • Username Retrieval and Password Reset

If you are not an eFiler, click here to register.

Need help?

If you need help view our helpful tutorial videos on YouTube:

Two Factor and Passwordless Authentication

    • Two Factor and Passwordless authentication is an additional security features which allow an eFiling user to access their eFiling profile using push notification technology to a smart device:

    • Two Factor Authentication: Allows the user to access their eFiling profile by making use of their username, password and a push notification sent to the SARS Mobile Application, on their smart device.
    • Passwordless Authentication: Allows the user access to their eFiling profile by making use of their username and a push notification sent to the SARS Mobile Application, on their smart device.

Please note, to make use of this security feature ensure that:

    • The SARS Mobile Application is installed on your smart device and
      Your smart device is be enrolled as the primary device on your eFiling profile.

Tax Type Transfer Process for Personal Income Tax 

The Tax Type Transfer process for Personal Income Tax and Provisional Tax has been enhanced to enable ease of transfer of tax types between taxpayers, tax practitioners and registered representatives on eFiling.

With this enhancement the approval lies directly with the Taxpayer (owner of the PIT) or the Registered Representative of the PIT, to transfer the tax type to the requestor.

The taxpayer/registered representative for that tax type will receive a sms/ email and must approve the transfer request by:

    • Visit the homepage of this website, www.sars.gov.za
    • Select ‘Manage Tax Type Transfer’ in the SARS eFiling space
    • Complete the online form by capturing ID/ Passport number and tax reference number
    • An OTP will be sent to the taxpayer to capture
    • An online POA will be presented to the taxpayer to ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ the transfer request.

A notification will be sent to the requestor once the taxpayer has ‘Accepted’ or ‘Declined’ the transfer request.

Please note:

    • Transfers for PIT are no longer dependent on the holding user releasing
    • Transfers will be immediately cancelled if we are not able to verify the identity of the requested taxpayer.

A tax type transfer will be disallowed if the requestor is not a registered tax practitioner or the registered representative for the requesting taxpayer.

Also see the FAQ on How do I initiate a tax type transfer on eFiling.

Taxpayers can obtain a VAT, PAYE, CIT and Trust Notice of Registration on eFiling if they are registered on SARS eFiling

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Login to www.sarsefiling.co.za.

Step 2

Go to the Organizations main menu

Step 3

Click SARS Registered details on the side menu

Step 4

Select Notice of Registration

Step 5

Select the relevant tax type

You can also register for SARS eFiling on the SARS MobiApp and follow the same steps.

How to obtain a Notice of Registration for Individuals on eFiling:

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Login to www.sarsefiling.co.za.

Step 2

Click on the Notice of Registration icon on the top right side of the screen

Step 3

Click on Request new or view

Need help?

If you need help to obtain proof of your Income Tax number, watch our helpful tutorial video on the SARS YouTube channel by clicking on the image below.

Screenshot of Youtube video - How to request or view your notice of registration on eFiling



Auto registration for Personal Income Tax

When you register for SARS eFiling for the first time and you do not yet have a personal income tax number, SARS will automatically register you and issue a tax reference number. Note that you must have a valid South African ID.  Read more.

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Login to www.sarsefiling.co.za.

Step 2

Select 'Register Now'

Step 3

Follow the prompts

Step 4

Request a Notice of Registration – it will reflect your income tax registration number

Frequently Asked Questions

Related Documents

DT-GEN-01-G02 – Declaration of Dividends Tax via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-DC-20-A01 – Collection Information Statement

GEN-DC-20-G01 – Third Party Appointments via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-DC-20-G03 – Deferral of Payment Arrangements on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-06-G01 – Guide to Help You eFile – External Guide


GEN-ELEC-13-G01 – Guide to the Payment Advice Notice functionality on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-15-G01 – Guide to the Entity Merge Functionality on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-15-G02 – A Step by Step guide to the Auto Merge Function on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-16-G01 – Guide to the Complaints functionality on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ELEC-18-G01 – How to Register for eFiling and Manage Your User Profile – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G03 – Guide for the Submission and Declaration of IT3 Third-Party via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G06 – How to declare medical scheme contributions and insurance payments via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G08 – Tax Reference Number TRN Enquiry Services on eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G09 – How to view submitted third party data returns or data files via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-ENR-01-G10 – Manage Submission of Third Party Data – External Guide

GEN-GEN-56-G01 – Submit Request for Reduced Assessment RRA01 via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-PEN-05-G01 – How to Dispute Administrative Penalties via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-PEN-05-G02 – Guide to submit a dispute via eFiling – External Guide

GEN-PT-01-G02 – How to eFile your Provisional Tax Return – External Guide

GEN-REG-01-G04 – How to Complete the Registration Amendments and Verification Form RAV01 – External Guide


IT-AE-37-G02 – Step by Step Guide to complete your Trust return via eFiling – External Guide

IT-AE-41-G04 – Guide to the Tax Directive functionality on eFiling – External Guide

IT-AE-44-G02 – How to Register for eFiling and Complete the IT12EI Return for Tax Exempt Organisations – External Guide

IT-AE-50-G01 – How to resolve tax queries via the SARS Live Chat – External Guide


IT-GEN-04-G01 – How to complete the Income Tax Return ITR14 for Companies – External Guide

IT-PT-AE-01-G02 – How to eFile your Provisional Tax Return – External Guide

TD-AE-02-G02 – Guide for Transfer Duty via eFiling – External Guide

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