SARS status

This article provides information on how to request your SARS Tax Compliance Status. You can  request your Tax Compliance Status on:

  • The SARS Online Query Service
  • Online via eFiling

How to request your Tax Compliance Status via eFiling

Once you have viewed your “My Compliance Profile”, you may request a Tax Compliance Status by:

  • Selecting the Tax Compliance Status Request option and the type of TCS for which you would like to apply. You will have the following options:
    • Good standing
    • Approval International Transfer
  • Complete the Tax Compliance Status Request and submit it to SARS.

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.

The Tax Compliance Status PIN

The PIN provides you with a way to authorize 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 organization or government department to view your current tax compliance status online. It will present them with your overall compliance status as of the date and time they checked it instead of your status as it was on the date that the PIN was issued to you. To protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information, no other information will be accessible.