Sars efiling

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SARS eFiling is the official online tax returns submission portal for the South African Revenue Service launched originally in 2001[1] via third-party companies, then expanded and taken in-house by SARS in 2006. 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.


  • Pay-As-You-Earn (EMP201 return)[4]
  • Skills Development Levy (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (included on the EMP201 and EMP501 return)
  • Value Added Tax (VAT201)
  • Provisional Tax (IRP6)
  • Secondary Tax on Companies (IT56)
  • Personal Income Tax (ITR12)
  • Trusts (IT12R)
  • Advanced Tax Ruling (ATR)
  • Change of Personal Details (IT77/RFC)
  • Additional Payments
  • Request for Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Request for Tax Directive
  • Transfer Duty
  • Stamp Duty
  • Security Transfer Tax(STT)
  • Tax Practitioner Registration
  • VAT Vendor Search
  • Notification Tool
  • Tax Calculators
  • Complete history of eFiling usage
  • Customs payments
  • Air Passenger Tax payments


  1. ^ "SARS on the cutting edge". South African Government News Agency. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report South African Revenue Service" (PDF). website. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "What is eFiling?". SARS eFiling. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "About us - Services Offered". SARS eFiling. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 

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