Register for E-filing
How to register
As a registered taxpayer you can sign-up to use the SARS eFiling service which allows you not only to file a return, make payments to SARS or request a tax clearance certificate but also gives you access to many other benefits via an electronic platform.
To register as an eFiler visit the SARS eFiling website www.sarsefiling.co.za and click on REGISTER. It should only take you five to ten minutes to go through the six-step process.
Depending on your needs, you can register as an individual taxpayer, a Tax Practitioner or as an Organisation. SARS will recognise you as an electronic filer once your eFiling registration is complete.
Top Tip: For individuals the account is automatically activated, you don’t have to fax a summary of registration.
Upon registration, SARS will authenticate your registration profile. The outcome of this will be communicated as a status of your eFiling registration. The status of your registration will be sent to your email account or can be accessed on your eFiling profile.
The statuses can either be registration successful, registration rejected or awaiting supporting documents. If the status is not successful, the taxpayer cannot use eFiling and must respond based on the correspondence received. If the registration is rejected, the taxpayer / representative must visit the SARS branch office.
All new SARS eFiling profiles are activated within 48 hours. Where a registration is not approved within the 48 hours, please check for any correspondence from SARS by selecting Home; User and then Pending Registration, for further requirements regarding the processing of your eFiling registration.
eFiling is a free, simple and secure way of interacting with SARS from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.
No more waiting in queues, finding parking or worrying about office hours. Once registered, eFilers can submit returns, view their tax status and make payments to SARS electronically 24 hours a day!
eFilers are also given more time to make their submissions and payments. Individual taxpayers and trusts have more time to submit their returns which means longer to pay any additional income tax. And if you’re a business paying VAT, you get until the last business day of the month to pay it over (rather than the 25th of the month for manual filers)!
You also have a full history of all submissions, payments and electronic correspondence available to you at the click of a button through the innovative reporting tool.
eFilers can also receive SMS and email notifications to remind you when submissions are due.
The simplicity of the process results in fewer errors and creates a quicker processing cycle for individuals and businesses.
Isn’t it time you joined more than 2.7 million individual taxpayers and 350 000 businesses who are enjoying all the ease, convenience and peace-of-mind that eFiling offers?
eFiling offers the facility to submit a variety of tax returns including VAT, PAYE, SDL, UIF, Income Tax, STC and Provisional Tax through the eFiling website.
Currently, the following services are available:
- Pay-As-You-Earn (EMP201 return)
- Skills Development Levy (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)
- Unemployment Insurance Fund (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)(Note: UIF filing is done separately via www.ufiling.gov.za)
- Value Added Tax (VAT201)
- Provisional Tax (IRP6)
- Secondary Tax on Companies (IT56)
- Personal Income Tax(ITR12)
- Trusts (IT12R)
- Advance Tax Ruling (ATR)
- Change of Personal Details (IT77/RFC)
- Additional Payments
- Request for Tax Clearance Certificate
- Request for Tax Directive
- Transfer Duty
- Stamp Duty
- Security Transfer Tax(STT)
- Tax Practitioner Registration
- VAT Vendor Search
- Notification Tool
- Tax Calculators
- Complete history of eFiling usage
- Customs payments
- Air Passenger Tax payments
SARS intends to expand the services offered through eFiling substantially as the service matures
For more information please contact our support term at email@example.com