Pretoria, Thursday 12 November 2020 – Following the decision by South African banks to discontinue cheques as a form of payment, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has decided not to accept cheques as a form of payment at Customs ports of entry from 14 December 2020 and at banks from 1 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.