Discontinuation of Debit Pull Transactions on eFiling
01 November 2013
Posted by: Author: SARS Legal and Policy
Author: SARS Legal and Policy
The discontinuation of debit pull transactions on eFiling will be extended to ABSA, FNB, Investec, Nedbank and Standard Bank as of the end of October 2013. Debit pull transactions have been phased out on eFiling since 4 September 2013. Taxpayers are advised to set-up a Credit Push payment option or use one of our alternative methods of payment.
For step-by-step assistance refer to "How to set-up a Credit Push on eFiling”, available on the SARS website www.sars.gov.za.
With a Credit Push, the payment is performed by you, the bank account holder. When making a payment to SARS, eFiling will send a payment request to your bank which will indicate:
- The amount that needs to be paid
- And gives a payment reference number (PRN).
The taxpayer then physically authorises this request which acts as an instruction to the bank to make the payment to SARS.
Credit Push payments are considered to be irrevocable and can only be made if the account holder has the necessary funds.
Before you can use a Credit Push, you must first make sure that you can access the specific product at your bank. Engage your bank about accessing the product which supports Credit Push, where necessary.
Please note: The correct access and authority should be granted to all users who will perform Credit Push transactions on both eFiling and the banking system, where required.
Alternative methods of payment available include:
- Over the counter payments at a bank (Cheques limited to R500 000)
- EFT – electronic funds transfer using internet banking
- At a specific SARS branch (including customs) [Cheques limited to R100 000 for certain tax types].
For more information visit the SARS website www.sars.gov.za, call the SARS Contact Centre on
0800 00 SARS (7277) or a SARS branch nearest you.