About SarseFiling

We can assist you with registering for efiling. The process is not as straight forward as SARS might have you believe, as a verification process of banking details is required. For assistance contact us on 087 808 6974.

SARS eFiling is the official online tax returns submission portal for the South African Revenue Service launched originally under a different name and business model in 2000[1] by private sector companies. These private sector companies charged an average fee of R46 per transaction for this service. This chargeable business model failed as taxpayers were loathe to pay to submit their tax returns but the technology had proven itself and in September 2003 Tax break, the predominant online tax service, was rebranded and launched by the South African Minister of Finance as a free SARS service. SARS contracted a private company, Interfile (internet Filing Pty Ltd), to enhance and operate SarseFiling until 2010 when SARS took the initiative in house. In the 2015/2016 tax year SARS eFiling processed 36.80 million electronic submissions and payments which equates to 98.7% of all submissions and payments to SARS in South Africa.

SARS eFiling provides free services to individual taxpayers, trusts, companies and tax practitioners to submit tax returns, submit declarations and make relevant payments in an online environment.

The eFiling service is of an international standard and is comparable to online tax submission services offered in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Chile and France.

What you can do on SarseFiling

  1. Pay-As-You-Earn (EMP201 return)[4]
  2. Skills Development Levy (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)
  3. Unemployment Insurance Fund (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)
  4. Value Added Tax (VAT201)
  5. Provisional Tax (IRP6)
  6. Secondary Tax on Companies (IT56)
  7. Corporate Income Tax (ITR14)
  8. Personal Income Tax (ITR12)
  9. Trusts (ITR12T)
  10. Advanced Tax Ruling (ATR)
  11. Change of Personal Details c(IT77/RFC)
  12. Additional Payments
  13. Request for Tax Clearance Certificate
  14. Request for Tax Directive
  15. Transfer Duty
  16. Stamp Duty
  17. Security Transfer Tax (STT)
  18. Tax Practitioner Registration
  19. VAT Vendor Search
  20. Notification Tool
  21. Tax Calculators
  22. Complete history of eFiling usage
  23. Customs payments
  24. Air Passenger Tax payments

SARS eFiling is a free, online process for the submission of returns and declarations and other related services.
This free service allows taxpayers, tax practitioners and businesses to register free of charge and submit returns and declarations, make payments and perform a number of other interactions with SARS in a secure online environment.

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

In order to use SARS eFiling, you will need your own tax reference number.
If you do not have one, please see how to get a South African tax number.

During the lock-down SARS branch offices are trying to limit the number of taxpayers going into their branches, one of their initiatives are that new taxpayers can now apply for a tax number via eFiling.
We’ve created a step by step guide for you to follow, once you log into your eFiling account you’ll see your new tax reference number on your top left-hand side.

Step 1: 

Please log on to the SARS website ( On the middle right side of the home page is a list of options where you need to select Register Now

Step 2: 

The eFiling Register screen will appear where you need to complete your personal details, then click next

Step 3:

Complete your contact details along with login details that you would like to use, then click next

Step 4:

Complete all your additional personal details in order for SARS to register you for a tax number and on efiling.

Step 5: 

Select the preferred method of communication between you and SARS. The method you select will serve as your eFiling security contact details and will be used to send a One-Time-Pin (OTP) to authenticate you.

Step 6: 

Enter the correct OTP pin number send to you by sms or email address.

Step 7: 

Once you are done the eFiling Login screen will appear meaning your registration was successful.

Step 8:

You will now need to log on to the SARS efiling website by using the Username and Password details you entered when completing the registration process on the top right side of the home page, click Next

Step 9: 

The eFiling welcome screen will display the terms and conditions, please read and select the “I Accept” at the bottom of the screen to continue with the log in process.

Step 10: 

The screen will show your details as entered by you. After you have selected the return type(s), click on “Submit” to activate your SARS efiling profile.

Step 11: 

You will the reach the eFiling home page where the display provides a visual summary of your current tax affairs. From here you can request a statement of account or any notices sent by SARS to see if you are up to date will all your tax returns.