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South Africa

When setting up your remit-to address, your VAT ID must begin with 4, followed by nine digits, for example: 4012345678

All tax amounts must include the alternateAmount and alternateCurrency attributes. The alternate currency must be set to ZAR. See Providing Amounts in Local Currency for more info.


When adding a tax exempt line or creating a reverse change invoice, add this element to your cXML:

<Description xml:lang="en-US">Line level exemption reason</Description>

Include the <Description> element immediately after <tax-amount>. It's required when the TaxDetails category contains an exemption. For more information, see Add Tax Exemption Details to an Invoice.

The following extrinsics are required to send a compliance-assured South African invoice. You may require additional extrinsics specific to your industry or billing situation:

  • ExchangeRate
  • EarlyPaymentProvisions

Other extrinsics may be required based on your specific invoicing scenario. See Adding Extrinsics to Your Invoice for more info.

Credit memos must include an Original Invoice Number, Original Invoice Date, and a Credit Reason.

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