How To Activate a Company on Sars Efilling

How To Activate a Company on Sars Efilling

What is Sars Efilling?

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 by private sector companies. These private sector companies charged an average fee of R46 per transaction for this service.

How To Activate a Company on Sars Efilling

  • Log in to the eFiling profile, select “Organisations”, then “Tax Types”.
  • Click on “Manage Tax Types”, on this page you should see the tax types.
  • To action, check the box to “Activate” the Organisation Tax Type.
  • Go to
  • Click “Online Services”
  • Use our Digital Channels – click “Register a Representative”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my tax compliance status?

Activate the Tax Compliance Verification system

Activation of the Tax Compliance Verification system is a once-off process. Once you have logged in, setup your user groups in order to perform TCS verifications • Click on “Tax Status” • Select “Tax Compliance Status Verification” • Complete the activation process.

How do I check my SARS eFiling compliance status?

How to access your “MY COMPLIANCE PROFILE” (MCP) via SARS eFiling

  1. Step 1: Logon to eFiling. Logon to eFiling by using your login name and password. …
  2. Step 2: Activate the Tax Compliance Status service. …
  3. Step 3: View your “My Compliance Profile”

How do I know if a company is tax compliant in South Africa?

Request to view the taxpayer’s tax compliance status by clicking “Tax Compliance Status Verification”. Capture and submit the taxpayer’s tax reference number and PIN. Confirm that the taxpayer information displayed corresponds with those of the taxpayer who you intend to verify.

How do I register my company for tax in South Africa?

A company must be registered with the Company Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to obtain a registration number. For registration procedures see The company will then be registered automatically as a taxpayer.

How much must a business make to pay tax in South Africa?

Turnover Tax (TOT)

The Turnover Tax system is a single tax system and replaces Income Tax, VAT, Provisional Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Dividends Tax. Qualifying businesses will declare and pay one (1) tax (unless with a VAT or PAYE option) and only start paying tax when their annual turnover exceeds R335 000.

When must companies submit tax returns in South Africa?

within one year

Annual income tax returns must be submitted within one year from the end of the company’s tax year. The annual tax return includes a supplementary reconciling return where requested. Furthermore, schedules apply for CFCs, short-term insurers, mining companies, headquarter companies, and learnership allowances.

How do I register my company online in South Africa?

You can register your company online on the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) website, or on the website, a platform created by the CIPC that offers company registration and related services. You can also register your company via a bank, including Nedbank and First National Bank.

How to Register a Company Online?

  1. Director Identification Number (DIN) The Director Identification Number (DIN) is one of the most important documents needed to be submitted to the authorities. …
  2. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) …
  3. Registration on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) Portal. …
  4. Certificate of Incorporation.

How long does SARS take to verify bank details?

When your banking details have been identified for verification, the process can take up to 21 business days from the date all required supporting documents are received. Once the bank details validation process has been completed the refund should be paid within 72 hours.

What does SARS need to verify bank details?

A copy of a valid identity document, drivers licence, passport, temporary identity document, including the original identification of the authorised signatory of the nominated bank account (for those visiting a SARS office).