How SARS eFiling Works

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The process of paying your taxes (as a business or an individual) can be managed and completed online, via SARS eFiling. While the process of eFiling might seem daunting, it is a convenient way to file your taxes online.


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Paying tax to the South African Revenue Services (SARS), in partnership with the South African government, is a mandatory contribution made by individuals and/or businesses to the government for the purpose of government activities.

These activities include infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and roads, as well as public order and safety. The money is collected via taxes paid into the National Revenue Fund. 

SARS eFiling is a free, online process for the submission of returns and declarations and other related services.

Taxpayers registered for eFiling can engage with SARS online for the submission of returns and declarations and payments in regards to taxes, duties, levies and contributions.

The process of paying your taxes (as a business or an individual) can be managed and completed online, via SARS eFiling. To make use of SARS eFiling services, you need to make an account, register online and receive a tax number

There are many benefits of doing your taxes online through eFiling, such as:

  1. Enquire about outstanding debt, make and cancel payments
  2. Enquire about outstanding returns
  3. Check your Tax Compliance Status 
  4. Receive a notice of your Registration for eFiling 
  5. Receive notices regarding VAT, CIT, PAYE and Trust
  6. Filing your Income Tax Return
  7. Update your personal details (including your banking details)
  8. Request a statement of your account
  9. Register for Income Tax
  10. Submit supporting documents needed for an Audit Case
  11. Lodge a dispute or a complaint
  12. Registering for a Tax Product (including Tax Number Registration)
  13. Check your refund status
  14. Check your Audit status
  15. Retrieve your username and/or reset your password

The idea of taxes can be a bummer, but it helps pay for things that are beneficial for everyone. 

 

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