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Helpful step-by-step guides and tutorials

How to get back control of your SARS eFiling profile
How to File your Company Tax Return (ITR14) on SARS eFiling
How to Register your Company for SARS eFiling
How to make payment to SARS via EFT
How to Get a Tax Number in South Africa
How to submit your return to SARS
What is provisional tax? How and when do I pay it?
How to Register for SARS eFiling
How to use SARS eFiling to File Income Tax Returns
How to submit an empty / nil return to SARS
How to Authorize TaxTim for Submissions
Is my SARS eFiling profile still being verified?
How to add Banking Details to SARS eFiling
How to upload supporting documents to verify your eFili...
How to make a payment via eFiling
Why does SARS / TaxTim say my supporting document is pa...
How to deactivate two-factor verification on SARS eFiling
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How to confirm your OTP for eFiling registration

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Tax Forms Glossary

These are the forms that you may encounter along the way of filing your tax return with SARS.

Tax Forms Glossary

These are the forms that you may encounter along the way of filing your tax return with SARS.

An IT3a is the same as an IRP5, except that it shows employee earnings from which tax has NOT been deducted.

Tax definitions

The tax definitions section explains the most common tax terms and phrases that you will encounter on your tax journey.
We've taken care to explain them in simple language for anyone to understand!

SARS eFiling
Wear and Tear
Public Office
Tax season
Physical impairment
Foreign Asset Codes
Connected person
Base Cost
Primary Residence
Qualifying Medical Expenses
Provisional tax
Public Benefit Organisation
Source code
Tax Year
Medical Tax Credit
Business Code Table
Local Asset Codes