I remember the time when I forgot my SARS tax number and how panicked thinking I had lost it forever. But then I did my research and found some pretty simple ways that helped me retrieve my tax number.
I am about to share the top three of the most convenient ways to fetch your income tax number I personally preferred. So, keep on reading down below to find out everything.
Forgot Your SARS Tax Number?
It is very normal to forget your SARS tax number since it is super long and honestly, nobody has the memory nor the desire to memorize it. So, it is better to keep the number written down in a safe place where you can easily fetch it at your own convenience or whenever you need it. However, if you haven’t saved it anywhere and you can’t recall it out of memory then there are certain ways to retrieve it.
Check Your Payslip
If you are employed, then all you have to do is check your payroll slip in order to find out your SARS tax number. It will be written in eligible text for you to consult. In fact, this is the easiest and most convenient way to check out your SARS tax number.
It is simple and free, no need to spend your money on phone calls or text messages to SARS. However, if you are unemployed or self-employed, then you wouldn’t have a payroll slip. So, in that case, you will have to refer to the other methods of retrieving your tax number as stated down below.
Check Online On Their Website
Another very convenient and simple method of checking out your SARS tax number is by visiting the SARS official website. Once you have the website opened up in front of you, click on the “Contact Us” option appearing on the top menu bar. After that, click on the option saying “Request your Tax number”.
You will be displayed a form on the screen which you will have to fill out completely. For the query type, you must choose the option saying “What’s My Tax Number” and submit the form. SARS will then take its time to verify your information before sending you your tax number.
Register for A Tax Number Via eFiling
The first two methods of retrieving your SARS tax number were for those who are already registered with SARS. However, if you are not already registered then none of the above alternative methods will work for you. In fact, you will have to get yourself registered first in order to be able to get yourself a tax number.
So, for that, go to the SARS official website using this link: https://www.sarsefiling.co.za. After that, you will see a list of options on the screen, click on the option saying “Register Now”. You will see a form on the screen that you will have to fill in using your correct personal details.
After that, you will be required to provide your contact information and some other additional details. Then, select a suitable communication method through which SARS can contact you. Submit the form to receive an OTP code.
You will have to enter your OTP in the relevant field appearing on the screen. The website server will process the code and then you will be successfully registered with the eFiling system. Now, you can use your portal to fetch your tax number any time you want.
The Bottom Line
So, this was all from my side and I hope you all enjoyed reading through this article. I provided you with the top three of the best and most convenient methods of retrieving your SARS tax number. Go through each and every one of them and decide for yourself which one you want to pick.
In any case, I would like to sum up this entire article by listing down the three methods that you may use in order to fetch your tax number. First of all, if you are registered, you may check out your payroll slip for your number or check it out online through their portal. However, if you are not yet registered, you would have to get yourself registered with the eFiling system and then use your portal to access your tax number.