SARS FICA and Bank verification | Required documents


To make you life easier when you need to compile your FICA documentation for SARS, we compiled a list for various scenarios. 

You would need this for some of the following reasons: 

  • For tax registration purposes
  • Appointment as public officer / representative of a Company or Trust
  • Bank verification for refunds due to you.

For confirmation of bank account letters online:  (see instructions below for each bank)

Standard Bank bank account confirmation letter - Step by step guide

FNB bank account confirmation letter - Step by step guide


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Individuals (including sole proprietors)

  1. Certified copy of ID and original ID (when you need to visit SARS)
  2. Certified copy of confirmation of address (Only use latest municipal bill OR lease agreement).   If the above is the name of someone else, use the CRA01 form to be completed by that person.  (including a certified copy of ID of that person 
  3. Original confirmation of bank account (not older than 3 months)

Company or Closed Corporation

  1. Certified copy of ID and original ID (of the director or public officer visiting SARS)
  2. Certified copy of confirmation of address of the director public officer visiting SARS (Only use latest municipal bill OR lease agreement).  If the above is the name of someone else, use the CRA01 form to be completed by that person.  (including a certified copy of ID of that person
  3. Certified copy of confirmation of address of the Company or Closed Corporation (Only use latest municipal bill OR lease agreement).   If the above is the name of someone else, use the CRA01 form to be completed by that person.  (including a certified copy of ID of that person
  4. Original confirmation of bank account (not older than 3 months)
  5. Certified copy of the latest Company or Closed Corporation documents
  6. Original confirmation of bank account (not older than 3 months) - Closed Corporation or Company
  7.  Resolution confirming the appointment of the public officer (This can be a senior person in the office of the company OR one of the directors

 

Trust

  1. Certified copy of ID and original ID (of the director or public officer visiting SARS)
  2. Certified copy of confirmation of address of the director public officer visiting SARS (Only use latest municipal bill OR lease agreement).  If the above is the name of someone else, use the CRA01 form to be completed by that person.  (including a certified copy of ID of that person
  3. Certified copy of confirmation of address of the Trust (Only use latest municipal bill OR lease agreement).   If the above is the name of someone else, use the CRA01 form to be completed by that person.  (including a certified copy of ID of that person
  4. Original confirmation of bank account (not older than 3 months) 
  5. Certified copy of the latest Trust Act and Master's authorization letter
  6. Original confirmation of bank account (not older than 3 months) - Trust
  7. Resolution confirming the appointment of the public officer and main Trustee

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