On 12 November the South African Revenue Service (SARS) informed that following the decision by South African banks to discontinue cheques as a form of payment, SARS had decided not to accept cheques as a form of payment at Customs ports of entry from 14 December and at banks from 01 January 2021.
Taxpayers and Customs clients who need to pay SARS can use one of the following options:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
- At a bank branch (cash and EFT). All payments can be made at any ABSA, Capitec, FNB, Nedbank or Standard Bank branch.
- Travellers entering and leaving the country will still be able to pay cash at the port of entry.
Story by: Riaan de Lange