SARS Payment

This article provides all the needed information on SARS Payment. In South Africa, there are several options available if you want to make a payment to the South African Revenue Service (SARS):

At a bank: Payments to SARS can be made at the following banks: Absa, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank, and Capitec. Please quote the correct beneficiary ID and payment reference number (PRN).

Payments via eFiling: When making a payment to SARS, eFiling will send a payment request to your bank which will reflect the amount that needs to be paid on the relevant bank product.

Payments via SARS MobiApp: Payment is made via your Statement of Account or your Notice of Assessment (ITA34).

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Payment may be made via Internet banking facilities by simply using the standard drop-down listing of pre-loaded beneficiary IDs provided by the bank.

At a SARS Customs branch: Travellers are allowed to make cash payments at Customs ports of entry and exit.

Foreign Payments: This payment method should only be used by foreign taxpayers where no other payment options or channels are available.

Types of SARS Payment

Making a general SARS payment

If you owe money to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for taxes, penalties, or other reasons, you can make a payment in several ways:

  • eFiling: This is the preferred method for online payments. You can register for an eFiling account and submit your payment securely.
  • Bank payment: You can pay cash or electronically at any of the major South African banks (Absa, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank, and Capitec). Make sure to quote the correct beneficiary ID and payment reference number (PRN).
  • USSD: Dial 1347277# on your phone to access SARS services and make a payment.
  • EFT: Make an electronic funds transfer directly to SARS’s bank account.

Checking your SARS payment status:

You can check your payment status online through eFiling or by calling the SARS Contact Centre at 0800 00 7277.

Specific types of SARS payments:

There are also different types of SARS payments for specific purposes, such as:

  • Provisional tax payments: Businesses are required to make provisional tax payments throughout the year.
  • PAYE (Pay As You Earn) deductions: Employers deduct PAYE from employee salaries and submit it to SARS.
  • Import duties and customs fees: These payments are required when importing goods into South Africa.