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“The issuing of the printed Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) was stopped from 2 November 2019. Since the new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system in 2015, we advised that the printed TCC will be stopped at a future date. All TCCs currently in circulation will be cancelled. The TCS PIN enables you to authorise any third party (an organisation or government) to view your status online via eFiling. It will present your overall tax compliance status at the date and time of viewing it. To protect taxpayer confidentiality, no other info will be accessible to a third party.” – SARS
Tax clearance Pin Certificate is a document issued by SARS that confirm that your tax affairs are all in order with the SARS is valid for 1 year from date of issue.
The submission of TT03 turnover tax returns is in line with the submission of the annual income tax returns, between 1 July and 31 January of the following year.
A Tax Clearance Certificate is needed when you need to prove that you are a taxpayer. A TCC may be required for any of the following reasons:
“Doing business in South Africa means that at some stage, you’re likely to need a tax clearance certificate from SARS. This could be for a certificate of good standing required by a supplier, or for a tender you’ve applied for.
The Tax Administration Act, which came into effect on 1 October 2012, has codified the requirements for issuing a tax clearance certificate. SARS has also issued guidelines to taxpayers.
SARS is required to issue or decline an application for a certificate within 21 business days from the date on which the application is made.”