When to register for VAT?

Compulsory Registration

It is mandatory for a business to register for VAT if the total value of taxable supplies made in any consecutive twelve month period exceeded or is likely to exceed R1 million. The business must complete a VAT 101 - Application for Registration form and submit it to the local SARS branch within 21 days from date of exceeding R1 million.   

Voluntary Registration

A business may also choose to register voluntarily for VAT if the value of taxable supplies made or to be made is less than R1 million, but has exceeded R50 000 in the past period of 12 months. 

How to register for VAT


Step 1:

Click on "Register a Company" and complete the online form.


Step 2:

You will be sent payment details via email and SMS.


Step 3: 

Make payment using via EFT, Credit Card, Snap Scan.


Step 4: 

We will check your details and register the correct company on your behalf.


Step 5: 

Wait 2 - 7 working days while CIPC registers your company.


Final Step:

.We will send you your company registration certificates via email.