CIPC,  Tax

eFiling and new company registration

SARS has recently changed the way in which newly registered companies are registered on eFiling. Once you have done a company registration, CIPC automatically notifies SARS, who then issues the company with an income tax number.

Appointing a public officer after a company registration

Before a company can be registered on eFiling, one of the directors has to be appointed as the public officer at SARS. This means that they will verify the contact details, and link the business tax profile to the personal tax profile of the public officer.

After this process is done, the company can register on eFiling using a one time pin(OTP) which is sent to the public officer. Returns can then be submitted and a tax clearance obtained.

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