Popular Questions – SARS
How do I use eFiling?
SARS eFiling is free online software used for the submission of tax returns. This free service allows individual taxpayers, tax practitioners and businesses to register and submit tax returns, make payments and perform other interactions with SARS in a secure online environment.
Once registered, eFilers can submit returns, view their tax status and make payments to SARS electronically 24 hours a day!
eFilers are also given more time to make their submissions and payments. Individual taxpayers and trusts have more time to submit their returns which means longer to pay any additional income tax. And if you’re a business paying VAT, you get until the last working day of the month to pay it over (rather than the 25th of the month for manual filers).
You also have a full history of all submissions, payments and electronic correspondence available to you at the click of a button through the innovative reporting tool.
eFilers can also receive SMS and email notifications to remind you when submissions are due.
For more information go to the SARS eFiling website.
How do I use e@syFile?
e@syFile™ Employer is a software package designed by SARS to help taxpayers manage their engagements with SARS quickly, easily and conveniently on their desktop.
e@syFile™ Employer can be downloaded onto your desktop and all work can be done offline. You only go online when you are ready to submit returns or reconciliations (EMP501) and tax certificates (IT3a/IRP5) to SARS or manage agent appointments (ITA88) via eFiling.
Go to the eFiling website to download the software, guides and manuals.