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VISIT YOUR NEAREST SARS BRANCH TO VERIFY CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL

Some taxpayers recently received messages from SARS about the changing of their personal details. If you received this message (and to ensure that the resultant changes are not fraudulent) you are kindly requested to visit your nearest SARS branch as soon as possible with the following supporting documents:

  • Valid original or temporary Identification Document (Green ID book / new ID card / Original Passport/ Driver’s Licence) and a certified copy thereof;
  • Original stamped bank statement not more than three months old that confirms the account holder’s legal name, bank name, account number, account type and branch code, where applicable, or where a new bank account was opened in the past 30 days and a bank statement cannot be produced, an original letter from the bank not older than one month on the bank letterhead with the original bank stamp reflecting the date the bank account was opened;
  • Copy/original proof of residential address or completed CRA01 in the case of proof of residential address that is in the name of a third party; and
  • Power of Attorney in the case where a registered tax practitioner/representative visit the branch to request the stopper to be lifted on behalf of the taxpayer.

For enquiries, please call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 7277.