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How To Register For SARS e-Filling

As a taxpayer in South Africa you can sign-up to use the SARS eFiling service, which allows you not only to file a tax return, make payments to SARS or request a tax clearance certificate but also gives you access to many other  benefits online. 

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR E-FILLING

  1. Go to the SARS website: www.sars.gov.za
  2. On the right hand side of the screen you will see the SARS filing menu, click REGISTER and complete all the fields.
    • South African citizens, the ID field will be mandatory
    • Non South African citizens the passport number will be mandatory.
  3. Click NEXT. 
    • Enter your contact details and create your own username and password.
    • SARS will use these contact details to communicate with you and to send you a one-time PIN when necessary. 
    • You may use your email address as your username and your password should contain at least eight characters including one special character, one numeral and one capital letter.
  4. Click NEXT. 
    • Indicate your preferred channel to receive your OTP.
  5. Click SEND OTP. 
    • If SARS could only verify one of your contact details, your OTP will be sent to the verified channel of communication. 
    • Enter the last six digits of the OTP.
    • If you have done this correctly you will get a notification that you have been successfully registered however if SARS is not able to verify your details, you may have to complete a questionnaire.
    • Make sure you have the information nearby to complete the questionnaire in the time allowed.
    • Click START QUESTIONNAIRE when you're ready. Once you click start questionnaire you will have to answer all the questions. You have 5 days to start the questionnaire but once you start, you must complete the questionnaire within 24 hours. If you answer all the questions correctly you will receive a OTP to complete the registration process. 

You are now registered for SARS e-filling. If no supporting documentation is required, then SARS will activate new eFiling profiles within 48 hours.

SARS will recognise you as an electronic filer once your eFiling registration is complete. 

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