Albeit that SARS advocates it being so easy to obtain an IRP6 form, especially requesting it from Efiling, in reality it is much more involved.
I applied for an IRP6 on Monday, via Efiling for an existing client who became a provisional taxpayer at the end of 2014. It is now two days later and still the provisional status (having requested it under Organisation and tax types) still shows: to be verified. I received an email from SARS yesterday warning me to log onto Efiling and attend to a notification pertaining to the taxpayer.
However, nothing was posted on Efiling. After 3 telephone calls to the SARS call centre I was eventually informed that SARS requires the client to first come along to a SARS branch to update his banking details!!
This despite the 2014 return having been submitted last year AND the taxpayer receiving a refund from SARS in November 2014 into the same bank account.
I do wish SAIT could take this up with SARS. Surely the banking details have nothing to do with issuing an IRP6.
I hate to think what would happen if one had to request an IRPS, say on Thursday 26 February 2015. One would definitely miss the deadline!