I went to SARS on 13 November and got paid out on 18 November. Which is good work. I took my necessary documents, certified copy of my ID, proof of banking. Now today 24 November they phone me to tell me I must come in with the same documents to verify my banking. I was just there.
That is typical SARS "efficiency" - their system only produces the request for verification AFTER the tax return has been filed. You will unfortunately need to go back into the branch to verify :( Hopefully the verification is a once-off visit and won't need to happen again.
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