How do I do eFiling online?

 simply register for eFiling at The SARS MobiApp from which you can complete and submit your Income Tax Return (ITR12). Filing electronically at a SARS branch where an agent will assist you – please remember to bring along all your supporting documentation.

  • Remember to make an appoinment before you visit a branch.
  • Requesting a return to be posted to you and completing your return manually and submitting it at a SARS branch
  • When completing your return, have your supporting documents at hand. You may need to refer to some of the supporting documents listed below, while completing your return; however, you must not submit them to SARS. You must keep them safely in your possession for at least five years in case SARS needs access to them in future.
  • Your IRP5/IT3(a) certificate(s) which you will receive from your employer
  • Medical certificates as well as documents required for amounts claimed in addition to those covered by your medical aid.
  • Pension and retirement annuity certificates
  • Your banking details
  • Travel logbook (if you receive a travel allowance)
  • Tax certificates that you received in respect of investment income (IT3(b))
  • Completed confirmation of diagnosis of disabilitie TIR-Conformation of Diagnosis of disability External forms), where applicable
  • Information relating to capital gain transactions, if applicable
  • The approved Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) Agreement between yourself and SARS for years prior to 17 February 2010, where applicable
  • Financial statements, e.g. business income, where applicable
  • Any other documentation relating to income you received or deductions you want to claim.
  • Registration as an eFiler involves the process by which the taxpayer records specific data in respect of their personal information and will be issued with a login and password for the future use of the eFiling system. To register on eFiling, you must be a registered taxpayer and/or your business must be registered with SARS. This implies visiting a SARS branch to register your business with SARS. You may register as an individual taxpayer, a tax practitioner or organisation. An individual refers to individuals operating in their personal capacity. A tax practitioner refers to individuals that submit returns on behalf of other individuals or businesses and are registered with both SARS and an official Recognised Controlling Body as a tax practitioner. Lastly an organisation refers to an individual that submits returns on behalf of the company for which they work. You should choose a profile based on the return/s you are going to file. An example would be if you have a business with employees and would like to summit your employee’s tax certificates, you will register your business with the profile of an organisation.
  • The registration process is three simple steps
  • • Go to the SARS eFiling website
  • • Click on the register button
  • • Click the appropriate profile you wish to register for.
  • You will be guided through a six-step process, which will take between five and ten minutes to complete. This process will require you to provide us with the following information: Tax registration number/s, identity number, personal details, banking details, company registration number and if you are a tax practitioner your tax practitioner number. Also, you will have the opportunity to activate specific tax returns. We accept activation requests for Personal Income Tax (ITR12), Corporate Income Tax, Pay-As-You-Earn, Skills Development Levy, Value-Added Tax and Provisional Tax. Ensure that the information submitted is accurate and most recent. If your details have changed, visit our SARS branch and update your profile with the most recent details before proceeding with the registration process. We might contact you and request additional supporting documentation to support your profile creation on eFiling.
  • To safeguard the privacy of your tax details, tax practitioners and organisations will be required to send us the following details before we are allowed to activate you as an Electronic Tax Return Filer:
  • • A copy of your South African ID or South African passport
  • • The SARS eFiling summary form.
  • Once you have completed the registration process it takes between 24 and 48 hours before your returns are issued electronically to the eFiling service. Returns will be made available for completion and submission on your eFiling profile
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