This Is How You Can Make Payments To SARS



Both individuals and businesses are required to pay tax through on-time submission of returns and payments, to avoid penalties and interest being charged. If you owe money to SARS and need to make payment arrangements.



The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service and is South Africa's tax collecting authority. 

Individuals and businesses are required to be fully tax compliant. It is a criminal offense for a person to wilfully not pay their taxes without a just cause.

 There are a variety of options available to you if you want to make a payment to SARS, which include the following:

  • At a bank
    • Payments to SARS can be made at the following banks: Absa, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Capitec. Please quote the correct beneficiary ID and payment reference number (PRN).  
  • Payments via eFiling 
    • Taxpayers are advised to set up a credit push option or use one of SARS’ alternative methods of payment. 
  • Payments via SARS MobiApp  
    • Payment is made via your Statement of Account or your Notice of Assessment (ITA34). The principle of making a payment to SARS is the same on both accounts however note the following:

      • When making a payment from your Statement of Account (SOA) you may pay an amount determined by you to SARS.
      • When making a payment from your Notice of Assessment (ITA34) you must pay the full amount due by you to SARS.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    • Payment may be made via the internet banking facilities by simply using the standard drop-down listing of pre-loaded beneficiary IDs provided by the bank.
    • The following banks support this method: ABSA, AlBaraka, Access Bank (previously Grobank), Capitec, Discovery Bank, FNB, Grindrod Bank, HSBC, Investec, JP Morgan, Mercantile Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank.
  • At a SARS Customs branch
    • Travelers are allowed to make cash payments at Customs ports of entry and exit. Cash payments from traders are not accepted.
  • Foreign Payments
    • This payment method should only be used by foreign taxpayers where no other payment options or channels are available

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