How to get a tax number from SARS

How to get a tax number from SARS

Here are the steps to help you register as a taxpayer and get your tax number from SARS without having to go and be part of those long dreaded queues.

SARS has created an online portal called eFilling to help people interact with SARS from their homes. So, here we will be showing you how to register on eFilling to get your tax number, notice of registration, statement of account and other related services from SARS.

Under eFilling Click on Register 

Enter your personal details and click NEXT

Enter your contact and login details and click Next

Enter your additional personal information and click Next

Choose your preferred method of communication and click Continue

One-Time-Pin (OTP) will then be sent to you.

Enter your OTP or the PIN that was sent to you on the number or email that you entered on step 6

Click on Submit


You have now successfully registered and should receive an SMS or email with your tax number

Login using your username and password that you just created. 

Read the terms and conditions from the Welcome to SARS eFilling screen that will show. 

Click I accept

Select your return types and click on Submit

Now you are ready to go. You will now be able to get your notice of registration, statement of account and receive any notices from SARS. If you need any help click on the comment section below or email


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