Organisation : South African Revenue Service
Status of Facility : How To Verify Tax Compliance Status
Head Office : Pretoria
SARS How To Verify 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 : South African Revenue Service Register For eFiling : www.southafricain.com/1507.html
** 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 a 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.
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