A new tax clearance system is to be rolled out by SARS. This new system is said to improve efficiency and assist both the taxpayer and third parties to check the compliance status of the taxpayer. The taxpayer will no longer need to attend at a SARS Branch to collect tax clearance certificates, and this should ease up the queues! This should greatly assist both Conveyancers and Estates Attorneys, who require tax clearance certificates for almost all their matters.
What happens if the system identifies you as non-compliant? You will be able to review where you have defaulted because the online system will provide the taxpayer with an audit trail for all tax types.