South African Revenue Service SARS 2021

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South African Revenue Service SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation’s tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency, we are responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.

Role Of South African Revenue Service SARS

  • Increased Customs and Excise compliance
  • Increased tax compliance
  • Increased ease and fairness of doing business with SARS
  • Increased Cost effectiveness and Internal Efficiencies
  • Increased public trust and credibility.

South African Revenue Service SARS eFilling

The Notice of Registration functionality on eFiling was enhanced.  The current Notice of Registration functionality for PIT and VAT has now been extended to include CIT, PAYE and Trusts. eFilers can now access their Notices of Registration for all tax types online. Follow these easy steps:

For Organizations:

  • Step 1 – Login to http://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: VAT or CIT or PAYE or Trusts

For Individuals:

  • Step 1 – Login to http://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
  1. The SARS eFiling web site provides Users with access to and use of information about the eFiling service and eFilers with access to the eFiling service.
  2. The eFiling service provides the eFiler with the ability to access, conclude, deliver, receive and read electronic filing transactions.
  3. When the eFiler submits a return, as defined in the Act, in the form of an electronic filing transaction to the eFiling service, the eFiling service forwards the return to the relevant tax system and, within a reasonable time, by return electronic filing transaction, confirms to the eFiler, on their electronic filing page, whether such return has been accepted and processed by SARS.
  4. In case of a payment to SARS through the eFiling service, provided that the eFiler has complied with all the prescribed procedures for making such payment, the eFiling service will store an electronic filing transaction, containing a record of such payment on the electronic filing page of the eFiler. To enable this functionality, SARS co-operates with various banks (“SARS’ banking partners”), who on instruction from the eFiler concludes the payment. The electronic filing transaction is merely a record of such payment. The arrangement for payment to SARS is between the eFiler and the SARS’ banking partners. Although SARS’ banking partners take reasonable steps to secure payment information and use payment systems that are sufficiently secure with reference to accepted technological standards, SARS shall not be liable for any claims, losses or damages suffered by the eFiler in respect of such arrangement.

 

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