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If a director/public officer resigns must the company details be updated at SARS?

Monday, 02 March 2015   (0 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

Q: I would like to know whether SARS should be informed of the resignation of a company director. If yes please let me know the procedure.

A: If the director was listed as the public officer (and consequently the representative) of the company for tax purposes, then the company would have to remove him/her from its SARS records if he or she resigns. If the director was not the company’s public officer, then there is no need to inform SARS of the resignation. 

According to the following link on the SARS website, the public officer’s details can be updated on the company’s efiling profile via the RAV01 form:

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