SARS tax number

In South Africa, your unique identifier for tax purposes is called a Tax Reference Number (TRN), not a SARS tax number. It’s a 10-digit number used for all communication with the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

In South Africa, if you need your tax number or want to register for tax, you can do so through the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in various ways:

  1. Register on eFiling: If you are registered as an eFiler, you can log on and check your number. When you register for SARS eFiling for the first time and you do not have a tax reference number, SARS will automatically register you and issue a tax reference number.
  2. SARS MobiApp: You can also request your notice of registration via MobiApp if you are a registered efiler.
  3. Ask Lwazi ChatBot: Available on eFiling or the SARS MobiApp.
  4. SARS SMS Channel: Send an SMS to SARS on 47277 from your mobile device.
  5. SARS USSD Channel: Dial 1347277# on your mobile device.
  6. Visit a SARS branch: Remember to make an appointment before you visit.

Please note that SARS will not provide your tax number to another person unless the person is your tax practitioner or has power of attorney to conduct your tax affairs.

Steps on how to request tax services via the SARS USSD Channel

    • Step 1:  Initiate USSD by dialing *134*7277#
    • Step 2:  Select the service you require
    • Step 3:  Taxpayer Verification – SARS will request you to complete either your,ID/Passport/Asylum Number
    • Step 4:  Tax Resolution – Upon successful verification by SARS, a response will be displayed