SARS eFiling downtime

Dear SARS stakeholder

SARS will be migrating to a new electronic services hosting platform this month as part of its plans to upgrade its Information Technology (IT) systems.

The new platform will enhance electronic services offered by SARS as it features the latest technology on the market, and includes a refresh of SARS’ hardware and software technology.
This is amongst several IT and digital technology enhancements and innovations that SARS has planned for this year.

The migration is scheduled to take place on Friday, 12 April from 17:00 to Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 06:00.

During the migration, the following SARS systems will be affected:

  • SARS eFiling and SARS eFiling app (including registrations, filing, payments and the functionality to upload supporting documents)
  • e@syFile™ Employer (including the functionality to upload Customs supporting documents)
  • SARS website

The bank’s clients will be not be able to process eFiling payments during this time. All the relevant bank products that facilitate eFiling payments will therefore be impacted.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your co-operation.