Following the introduction of the electronic submission of Transfer Duty declarations and the eAccount for Transfer Duty on eFiling, SARS has further enhanced the Transfer Duty system with respect to refunds.

Conveyancers must from now request refunds via eAccount on eFiling once the transfer duty declaration have been cancelled and approved  using the eAccount management-Refund function.

The eAccount function offers quicker access to credits on the account and enables the Conveyancer to:

  • Request a refund
  • Reallocate a credit to another debit
  • Request an interim statement of account.

Top Tip: When you request a refund for the first time, a screen message will appear requesting you to verify your banking details. Once you have captured your banking details you will be requested to upload supporting documents via eFiling or hand in person at the nearest SARS branch as soon as possible, once you have submitted your banking details. This will be a once-off requirement for the specific account in order to ensure the correct banking details is being used. It will also be needed every time you change your banking details. For more information on this please visit the Guide for Transfer Duty via eFiling on page 69.

For more information call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 (SARS) (7277).

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