Organisation : South African Revenue Service
Status of Facility : How To Verify Tax Compliance Status
Head Office : Pretoria
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Website : https://www.sars.gov.za/
How To Verify SARS Tax Compliance Status?
With the new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system, a taxpayer is now able to authorise any 3rd party to verify its compliance status in one of two ways :
Related / Similar Facility : SARS eFiling Registration
** Through the use of an electronic access PIN, or
** Through the use of a Tax Clearance Certificate obtained from the new TCS system.
Verification through the use of the PIN :
The PIN can be used to verify the taxpayer’s compliance status,
** online via SARS eFiling, or
** at a SARS branch.
Verification of the Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) obtained from the new TCS system :
** The TCC can be verified,
** online via SARS eFiling,
** via the SARS Contact Centre (0800 00 7277), or
** at a SARS branch.
How To Verify TCS/ TCC Via SARS eFiling?
Step 1 : Logon to eFiling
** To use the new Tax Compliance Status Verification service online, you must be authorised to use eFiling.
** An authorised person (for example the representative taxpayer or eFiling administrator) of the organisation that can setup user groups and user rights must login and activate the service.
Step 2: Activate the Tax Compliance Verification service
** Activation of the Tax Compliance Verification service is a once-off process.
** Once you have logged in, setup your user groups and applicable user rights in order to perform TCS/ TCC verifications
** Click on “Tax Status
** Select “Tax Compliance Status Verification”
** Complete the activation process.
Step 3: Verify the taxpayer’s TCS/ TCC
** Select the “New Verification Request” menu.
** Capture and submit the taxpayer’s tax reference number and PIN or TCC number.
** Confirm that the taxpayer information displayed corresponds with those of the taxpayer who you intend to verify.
** Where the TCC number is used, the system will display if the TCC is valid.
** Where the PIN is used, the taxpayer’s current tax compliance status will appear and will be colour-coded with a detailed description of what the status means.
The colour coding indicates if the taxpayer’s current tax affairs are in order or not :
** Red – Tax affairs are not in order and the taxpayer is not tax complian
** Green – Tax affairs are in order and the taxpayer is tax compliant.
** You will now be able to print the verification for recording purposes.
** Your verification will also be stored electronically in “History” for future reference.
** For more detail on the steps, see our Guide to the Tax Compliance Status on eFiling.
** For verifying a TCC using the old verification process, you can get here.
To access this page in different languages click on the links below :
Lehae La Sars
299 Bronkhorst Street
Categories of SARS Tax Compliance Status
SARS Tax Compliance Status can be categorized into four main categories:
This means that the taxpayer is fully compliant with all their tax obligations, including filing all required returns and making all necessary payments on time.
This means that SARS is still processing the taxpayer’s tax information and has not yet determined their compliance status.
This means that the taxpayer has outstanding tax obligations, such as unfiled returns or unpaid taxes.
This means that the taxpayer has provided a valid reason to SARS for not being compliant, such as being under audit or disputing a tax assessment.
Additional Generic Procedure
You can verify your SARS Tax Compliance Status online through the SARS eFiling website.
Here are the steps on how to do it:
1. Go to the SARS eFiling website: https://www.sarsefiling.co.za/
2. Log in to your SARS eFiling account.
3. Click on the “Tax Compliance Status” tab.
4. Click on the “Verify Tax Compliance Status” button.
5. Enter your taxpayer reference number and PIN.
6. Click on the “Verify” button.
Your SARS Tax Compliance Status will be displayed. The status will be color-coded to indicate your tax compliance status.
** Green: Your tax affairs are in order and you are tax compliant.
** Amber: You have some outstanding tax obligations, but you are generally tax compliant.
** Red: You have significant outstanding tax obligations and you are not tax compliant.
Here are some of the things you need to have ready when you verify your SARS Tax Compliance Status online:
** Your SARS eFiling account username and password
** Your taxpayer reference number
** Your PIN
You can also verify your SARS Tax Compliance Status by phone or in person at a SARS office.