Public Officer Appointment

What you need to know

A Public Officer is the representative taxpayer for a company which means they are contact person of the company for tax purposes.  All actions carried out in this person’s capacity as a Public Officer are deemed to have been done by the company. 

Without an appointed Public Officer, no registrations can be done with SARS from Tax Clearance to VAT and PAYE registrations.

Good to know

A Public Officer Appointment is registered at SARS



Price :  R290
How long does it take?   21 Days


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Public Officer for a company is the company’s representative for SARS and  the person who is responsible for all matters relating to SARS.  From May 2021, SARS introduced tighter measures for companies interacting with SARS and now require all companies to have a Public Officer appointed to the company in order to access their services.

Without a Public Officer you will not be able to access any of the SARS services such as Tax Clearance, VAT Registration, Import and Export License application to name but a few.

Although company’s Public Officer is often a company Director, SARS still requires the person to formally accept that appointment.  This is most likely to mitigate for people who may be appointed as Public Officer without their knowledge and then bear the responsibility for the company with the tax authority. 

The Public Officer carries out actions on behalf of the company which are then deemed to have done by the company.  This can be anything such as applying for Tax Clearance for the company to VAT registration or applying for an Import and Export License

We apply to SARS on the Company’s behalf and require the person’s ID, a letter of consent and a proof of address document

Much the same as an application where we apply to SARS on the Company’s behalf and require the new person’s ID, a letter of consent and a proof of address document.

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