Why it is important for your company to have a registered public officer

What is a public officer?

The public officer is the contact person registered at SARS who is responsible for the tax matters of the private company. This also applies to close corporations and non profit companies. This person is responsible to ensure that all tax returns are submitted and money payable to SARS are being paid.

What happens if there is no public officer registered?

If the company does not have a registered public officer, the company will not be able to access eFiling. This means that the company will not be able to submit tax returns, register for other tax types like PAYE or obtain a tax clearance. Thus, it is very important to have one, as it is important to keep the company’s taxes up to date in order to avoid penalties etc.

How we can assist.

We can assist to appoint a public officer for your company at SARS for only R250. Just follow the easy steps below:

  • Complete the form below and click on submit
  • Upload a copy of your company’s documents
  • Click on checkout to complete the payment
Upload files


Please note

It can take up to 21 business days to appoint a public officer. Thus it is important to start the process as soon as possible if you know you are going to need a tax clearance in the near future.