Category : Tax Registrations
A company must be registered with the Company Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to obtain a registration number. The company will then be registered automatically as a taxpayer. A company which does not hear from SARS after registering with CIPC, must contact their nearest SARS office. If a company is not yet registered with SARS, they will, for security reasons, need to do their first-time registration at a SARS branch. They will not be able to register for the first time via eFiling.
Depending on other factors such as turnover, payroll amounts, whether involved in imports and exports etc, a taxpayer could also be liable to register for other taxes, duties, levies and contributions such as Value Added Tax (VAT), Pay-As-YouEarn (PAYE), Customs, Excise, Skills Development Levy (SDL) and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) contributions.