SARS tax clearance

Financial emigration from South African starts with a tax clearance certificate from the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Here’s what you need to know to obtain a tax clearance certificate in South Africa.

SARS tax clearance

Financial emigration from South African starts with a tax clearance certificate from the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Here’s what you need to know to obtain a tax clearance certificate in South Africa.

FinGlobal is here to help you get the SARS tax clearance you need

Part of the FinGlobal service is helping you get the necessary tax clearance certificates to either facilitate foreign investment allowances or financial emigration before you leave South Africa. Tax clearances can be obtained from SARS if your individual tax record is up to date, as well as that of any other entities of which you might be a director or trustee.

There are 3 (three) types of SARS tax clearances you can apply for.

Tax clearance for good standing

What is it used for?
To apply for government tenders and get tax compliance confirmation.

How long does it take to get?
5 working days.

Tax clearance for foreign investment allowance purposes

What is it used for?
To apply for the annual foreign investment allowances, available to South African residents and those living abroad without financial emigration.

How long does it take to get?
Up to 21 working days.

Tax clearance for emigration purposes

What is it used for?
It is available to South African residents and those living abroad without financial emigration to provide proof of tax compliance when processing financial emigration

How long does it take to get?
Up to 21 working days

We’re always ready and willing to assist with the following South African tax services:

  • Re-activating and updating tax records
  • Registration and de-registration with the South African Revenue Service
  • Application and processing of tax refunds
  • Claim disallowed retirement contributions
  • Submitting your tax returns
  • Obtaining tax directives
  • Dispute resolution
  • Capital gains tax calculations
  • General tax enquiries

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