n Professional Accountant - Public officer - a role of vital importance insights - : industry insights

Volume 2015, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


Paying taxes, filing returns and keeping up to date with all tax-related matters is absolutely critical to the ongoing success of an organisation, but ensuring such vital tasks are completed on behalf of the business can be tricky. It is for this reason that the role of public officer has been created, with the person chosen to fulfill this role acting as the representative taxpayer for the company, meaning that they serve as the face of the company for tax purposes. In South Africa, a company is required to appoint a public officer within one month of the company either beginning business or acquiring an office in the country.

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