SARS bank

Looking for SARS bank, then all SARS uses the following banks: Absa, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank, and Capitec. 

Please quote the correct beneficiary ID and payment reference number (PRN). Cash deposits to a SARS Customs and Excise bank account at any bank branch is no longer available as a payment option to SARS clients.

Payments via eFiling 

Taxpayers are advised to set up a credit push option or use one of SARS’ alternative methods of payment.   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 reflect the amount that needs to be paid on the relevant bank product.   The taxpayer then authorizes this request normally via the relevant bank product. This forms 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. A Credit Push transaction can be canceled only before it is approved. The following banks can be used for eFiling payments: Absa, Bidvest Bank, Capitec Bank, Citibank, FNB, HSBC, Investec, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered, Mercantile Bank, AlBaraka, Sasfin and HBZ.  

Payments via SARS MobiApp  

Payment is made via your Statement of Account or your Notice of Assessment (ITA34). The principle of making a payment to SARS is the same on both accounts however note the following:

  • When making a payment from your Statement of Account (SOA) you may pay an amount determined by you to SARS.
  • When making a payment from your Notice of Assessment (ITA34) you must pay the full amount due by you to SARS.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Payment may be made via the Internet banking facilities by simply using the standard drop-down listing of pre-loaded beneficiary IDs provided by the bank. All SARS beneficiary IDs are prefixed with the naming convention “SARS- ”. All internet payments must be correctly referenced to ensure that SARS can identify your payment and correctly allocate it to your account. You will not be able to make a payment if your reference is incorrect.   The following banks support this method: ABSA, AlBaraka, Access Bank (previously Grobank), Capitec, Discovery Bank, FNB, Grindrod Bank, HSBC, Investec, JP Morgan, Mercantile Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank.

At a SARS Customs branch  

Travelers are allowed to make cash payments at Customs ports of entry and exit. Cash payments from traders are not accepted.

Foreign Payments

Please note: This payment method should only be used by foreign taxpayers where no other payment options or channels are available e.g. where payments using eFiling, internet banking (EFT) or payment at a bank is not available.