If you're a South African citizen or resident, you're required to have a tax number from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to pay taxes, file tax returns, and conduct other tax-related activities.
Luckily, applying for a tax number is easier than ever before, as you can now submit your application online.
It's worth noting that you are required to have a valid South African I.D. document in order to register for a SARS tax number. With that area covered, you can then proceed with your SARS registration by applying the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Create a SARS eFiling profile
To apply for a tax number online, you need to have a SARS eFiling profile. If you don't have one yet, you can easily create one by visiting the SARS eFiling website and clicking on the "Register" button. You'll need to provide some personal information such as your ID number, full name, and contact details.
Step 2: Log in to your SARS eFiling profile
Once you've created your SARS eFiling profile, log in to the platform using your username and password.
Step 3: Navigate to the "Register" section
On the left-hand side of your dashboard, you'll see a menu with various options. Click on "Register" to start the tax number application process.
Step 4: Select the type of tax number you need
SARS issues different types of tax numbers depending on the individual or entity applying. If you're an individual, you'll need to select the "Individual" option. If you're applying for a company or other entity, you'll need to select the appropriate option.
Step 5: Complete the application form
You'll need to provide some personal and contact information on the application form, including your full name, ID number, contact details, and reason for needing a tax number.
Step 6: Wait for SARS to process your application
Once you have submitted your online application and the required documentation, you will have to wait for SARS to process your application.
The processing time may vary depending on the volume of applications being processed, but you can track the progress of your application by logging into your SARS eFiling account.
Submitting your SARS tax number online application is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily submit your application without having to physically visit the SARS offices. Remember to provide accurate information and submit the required documentation to avoid delays in processing your application.