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How do I register for tax

There are three ways to register for tax:

  • 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. 

Easy steps:
 
1. Go to www.sars.gov.za
2. Select ‘Register Now’
3. Follow the prompts
4. Request a Notice of Registration – it will reflect your income tax registration number

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

Need help?
If you need help to register for Income Tax, watch our helpful tutorial video on the SARS YouTube channel by clicking on the image below.

 

Unsure whether you are registered or not? Ask your employer, or use the SARS online Query function or call our SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277.

Top Tip: SARS won’t provide your tax number to another person, unless the person is your tax practitioner or has Power of Attorney (POA) to conduct your tax affairs.

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