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How do I get a tax number without reporting to a SARS office?

The short answer

You can only register and be given a tax number by reporting at a SARS office.

The long answer

You can only register and be given a tax number by reporting at a SARS office. You will need to bring documents to show:

1. Proof of Identity (e.g. ID book or smart card)

2. Proof of address (e.g. utility bills)

3. Proof of bank details (bank statement not older than 3 months)

After you have registered and been given your tax number at the SARS office, you can register for e-filing.

Answered on Sept. 27, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

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