The New Tax Clearance Certificate
11 December 2013
Posted by: Author: SARS Legal and Policy
Author: SARS Legal and Policy
its efforts to guide against fraud and the misuse of the Tax Clearance
Certificate, SARS has introduced new security features on the Tax Clearance
With effect from 8 December 2013 the "Trading
Name” will not be reflected on the Tax Clearance Certificate - only the legal
names that are on SARS’s records will be reflected. What this means is, the
legal names in SARS’s records per tax reference number will pre-populate next
to each reference number reflected on the Tax Clearance Certificate.
Where the applicant does not agree with the names pre-populated,
the taxpayer will have to update his/her registered particulars at a SARS
branch with relevant supporting documents, e.g. company registration documents as
provided by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
information on the Tax Clearance Certificate and required relevant supporting
documents, please go to www.sars.gov.za or contact the SARS Contact Centre on
0800 00 SARS (7277).
Please click here to view an example of the new Tax Clearance Certificate.