Getting a tax number is now as easy as registering on SARS eFiling. Simply register on efiling and if you do not yet have a personal income tax number, SARS will automatically register you and issue a tax reference number. You are required to have a valid South African ID. For more information see the step by step guide to register for eFiling and register for Personal Income Tax automatically.
Registering for a tax number at a branch
(please note, visits to SARS branches will be limited during lockdown due to Covid-19)
Take the following documents to your nearest SARS branch to register as a tax payer:
SARS should register you on the SARS system and provide you with your new tax number immediately!
You should receive your tax number by post some time after your in-branch registration in the form of an IT150 / Notification of registration. If you would like to call SARS (0800 00 7277) to find out what the current status of your registration is, remember to have your ID number with you for the call.
Register with TaxTim now and we will help you through the next steps of becoming tax compliant.