Printed Tax Clearance Certificates (TCCs) will terminate after 25 October 2019, as SARS implements a fully secure and electronic Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system.
The ability to print a TCC will terminate, and the TCS PIN taxpayers will have to use the TCS PIN to share their tax compliance status with third parties electronically. All active TCCs currently in circulation will be cancelled.
The secure and convenient electronic TCS PIN provides taxpayers with a manner to authorise third parties to view the taxpayer's tax compliance status online via eFiling by providing them with a PIN. This will provide the third party with the taxpayer's overall tax compliance status when viewed, and not when the TCS PIN was issued to the taxpayer. No other information will be made available to the third party through this process to protect taxpayer information confidentiality.
Tax compliance status is not static, as it changes according to continued compliance with tax obligations.