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How to save 20 minutes per VAT/PAYE registration at a SARS branch

Monday, 19 January 2015   (1 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

SARS is experiencing a high volume of appointments by tax practitioners for the VAT and PAYE registration of their clients. A lot of practitioners arrive at the SARS branch without having used the single online registration process. In other words, they do not first register the client for VAT/PAYE on efiling. As a result of this, approximately 20 minutes of the consultation time at the branch is spent unnecessarily on the SARS employee having to capture all the taxpayer’s details on the system seeing as the information was not previously entered in by the practitioner.

Before you go to a SARS branch for registration appointments, we at SAIT urge you to first do the registration on efiling via the single registration process. This will shorten the time you spend at the branch significantly and will allow more tax practitioners to be attended to, thus improving SARS’ service to our community of tax practitioners.


Marna Pelser says...
Posted Tuesday, 07 April 2015
Where on efiling do I find the "single registration process" ?



Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.

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