South African Revenue Service (SARS)

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the revenue service (tax-collecting agency) of the South African government. It was established by legislation to collect revenue and ensure compliance with tax law.

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SARS provides a variety of services, including:

  • Registering for Tax
  • Checking your Auto-Assessment status
  • Taxpayer and Trader Education
  • Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments

For individual taxpayers, SARS provides information to help meet tax obligations, including how to register as a taxpayer, submit a tax return, make a payment to SARS, and more.

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the tax collection agency in South Africa. It is responsible for collecting revenue and ensuring compliance with tax laws. SARS plays a crucial role in the country’s fiscal system by collecting taxes that fund government programs and services.

SARS are heedful of the role of taxation in nation-building and therefore deem the tax system as an asset that belongs to the nation.  In doing our work, we are guided by the code of conduct and the principles of SARS values:

  • Uncompromising regard for Taxpayer Confidentiality
  • Unquestionable Integrity, Professionalism and Fairness
  • Exemplary Public Service
  • Incontestable insights from Data & Evidence 

SARS approach to promoting compliance is based on three principles. We must make taxpayers aware of their obligations, make it easy to meet them and act against those who break the law.