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How to Authorize TaxTim for Submissions

Follow these 3 steps on eFiling to enjoy quick and easy tax return submissions



Do your
Tax Return in
20 minutes
or less!


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

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IMPORTANT :
These instructions assume that you are using the TaxTim service.
This authorization is a ONCE-OFF process, next year you won't have to do it.


Average time to finish: 3 minutes

STEP 1: Log into your SARS eFiling profile

Visit www.sarsefiling.co.za in a new tab / window.
Click the LOGIN button

SARS eFiling login screen

Enter your Login name and Password.
If you have forgotten your login details, follow this link to recover them. Then write them down!

SARS eFiling login screen

Click Login

STEP 2: View Transfer Requests

Once you have logged in, click on the HOME tab.
In the User menu, click Transfer Requests.

View Transfer Requests

You should see a transfer request in a list at the bottom of the page.
If you DON'T see a request, you may need to wait a few minutes for SARS to process your request.
The status of this request will be "Requested" and the date will reflect when you initiated authorization.
On the right hand side of the request, click on View.

View Transfer Requests

No transfer requests visible? Click here

STEP 3: Authorize Shared Access

On the next page you need to do two things:

  1. Make sure both Individual Income Tax (ITR12) and IT Admin Penalty are checked (they should be already) and that your tax reference number appears next to both.
  2. Click on the Authorize Shared Access button.
This will enable the TaxTim system to file your tax returns directly as per our Terms.
MD Sevitz is the practitioner profile used by TaxTim for this process, as required by the Tax Act.
You can verify our practitioner registration at this link. Enter our practitioner number PR-0009352.
You will still have full control of your profile at all times and can cancel access at any point.

Authorize Shared Access

STEP 4: Check the authorization took place

Click on Transfer Requests in the left hand menu again.
In the requests list you will see that you now share access with TaxTim:

Authorised confirmation

STEP 5: Go back to the TaxTim website

Now that you have completed the steps on the SARS eFiling website, go back to the tab in your internet browser where your TaxTim account is loaded.

Look for the Test authorisation button and click it to continue.

Can't find the tab? Log into the TaxTim website and click on My Returns, then the relevant tax return and follow the links until the submission page.




Do your
Tax Return in
20 minutes
or less!


TaxTim will help you:

 Do Your Tax Return Easily
 Avoid penalties
 Maximise your refund

Tim uses your answers to complete your income tax return instantly and professionally, with everything filled in in the right place.

Let Tim submit your tax return direct to SARS in just a few clicks!

Get started