How do I check my SARS status?

  1. Once you have logged in, setup your user groups and applicable user rights in order to perform TCS verifications.
  2. Click on “Tax Status.
  3. Select “Tax Compliance Status Verification”
  4. Complete the activation process.
  5. Step 1:Logon to eFiling
  6. To use the new Tax Compliance Status Verification service online, you must be authorised to use eFiling. An authorised person (for example the representative taxpayer or eFiling administrator) of the organisation that can setup user groups and user rights must login and activate the service.
  7. Step 2: Activate the Tax Compliance Verification service
  8. Activation of the Tax Compliance Verification service is a once-off process.
  9. Once you have logged in, setup your user groups and applicable user rights in order to perform TCS verifications
  10. Click on “Tax Status
  11. Select “Tax Compliance Status Verification”
  12. Complete the activation process.
  13. Step 3: Verify the taxpayer’s TCS
  14. Select the “New Verification Request” menu. Capture and submit the taxpayer’s tax reference number and PIN number. Confirm that the taxpayer information displayed corresponds with those of the taxpayer who you intend to verify. 
  15. The taxpayer’s current tax compliance status will appear and will be colour-coded with a detailed description of what the status means.
  16. The colour coding indicates if the taxpayer’s current tax affairs are in order or not:
  17. Red – Tax affairs are not in order and the taxpayer is not tax compliant
  18. Green – Tax affairs are in order and the taxpayer is tax compliant.
  19. You will now be able to print the verification for recording purposes. Your verification will also be stored electronically in “History” for future reference.  
  20. Once your request is approved by SARS, you will be issued with an overall tax compliance status and a PIN. You can request that the PIN be sent to you via SMS and you can view it on your “Tax Compliance Status Request” dashboard on your eFiling profile. The PIN can also be printed in the form of the TCS result letter.
  21. The PIN provides you with a way to authorise any third party to view your tax compliance status online via eFiling.  Once you have provided the PIN to a third party, the PIN will enable the relevant organisation or government department to view your current tax compliance status online. It will present them with your overall compliance status as at the date and time they check it instead of your status as it was at the date that the PIN was issued to you. To protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information, no other information will be accessible.
  22. You can get it on eFilings if you are registered as an eFiler. All you need to do is log on and check your number.
  23. You can also request your notice of registration via the MobiApp if you are a registered eFiler.
  24. eFiling has been updated to allow taxpayers to request the Notice of Registration (IT150) under the ‘SARS Registered Details’ menu option.
  25. Ask Lwazi ChatBot available on eFiling or the SARS MobiApp.
    • Click on the Chatbot icon and type “menu”
    • The Chatbot will the present the Personal Income Tax service offerings:
      1. Request Tax Reference number
      2. Request Statement of Account
      3. Request Return Refund Status
      4. Request Audit Status
      5. Request Notice of Assessment
      6. Request SARS to Call back
    • Tap on menu option 1 or respond by typing “1”
    • The Chatbot will then authenticate your information by asking you for:
      1. your ID/Passport number and
      2. cell number or email
  26. Upon successful verification by SARS, a response will be displayed indicating that your Notice of Registration (IT150) has been successfully generated and the IT150 (notice of registration) will be emailed to you.
  27. SARS SMS Channel by sending an SMS to SARS on 47277 from your mobile device.
    • TRN (Space) ID number/Passport number/ Asylum Seeker number
  28. SARS USSD Channel by typing, on your mobile device, a string of characters which comprises of an asterisk (*), followed by a few digits and ending with a hashtag (#) and dialling.  
  29. Steps on how to request tax services via the SARS USSD Channel
    • Step 1:  Initiate USSD by dialing *134*7277#
    • Step 2:  Select the service you require
    • Step 3:  Taxpayer Verification – SARS will request you to complete either your,ID/Passport/Asylum Number
    • Step 4:  Tax Resolution – Upon successful verification by SARS, a response will be displayed
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