Making VAT Digital – Xero VAT and eFiling available

File your returns directly to SARS through Xero.

What is Xero VAT?

100% in the cloud, Xero VAT provides you with one simple workflow. Xero VAT gives you greater control and visibility of your VAT with the assurance of being compliant and connected in real-time to SARS. You can now file directly to SARS through Xero.


Key features


Let Xero do the heavy lifting

Generate VAT returns for specific filing periods with VAT field calculations summarised just like the VAT 201.


File VAT directly to SARS – online

Save hours by managing and submitting your VAT201 returns directly to SARS eFiling.


Have confidence in your numbers

View a list of transactions within each VAT return fieldline, or search for specific transactions.


Manage VAT as you go in Xero

Save drafts or finalize VAT returns across multiple tax periods.


Track prior period adjustments

Easily account for added, deleted, or edited transactions dated in VAT returns.


Email to bills

Email your invoices into Xero and they will attach to your supplier ledger saving time and increasing accuracy.

Resources to get you started today

Get the latest updates and tools to help you and your clients with VAT.

Guide to Xero VAT

Gain a greater understanding of Xero VAT and what it means for you with our backstage guide.

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Move clients to Xero

Move clients to Xero from Sage and Quickbooks desktop and online products using Cloudconvert today – it's easy and it's free.

Change to Xero

Get VAT Ready

This video explains Xero's new VAT features and how they will benefit you and your clients.

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New to Xero?

To start benefiting from everything Xero VAT has to offer, get in touch about becoming a partner. Available for accountants and bookkeepers in practice.

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