When a person has been sequestrated and have to apply for a new tax number for his/her new estate, and completed a IT77 form and have all the the documents required attached, must he/she take it to SARS themselves or can a other person hand it in for them? I have phoned the call centre at SARS and they said the person have to bring it themselves and have to sit and wait for a consultant at SARS to capture it and issue immediately the new tax number. An they have to bring their original ID as well. I ask her, so the person can not hand it in at reception or put it in the drop box, and she no. If you want to help people to apply for a new tax number, they have to go and sit in a row and wait for a consultant to help them? There is no way that you can help them with the form and hand it in on their behalf?
Your employer can register you for a new tax number online if you have one. Or you can have a practitioner do this for you subject to signing a power of attorney, but this will cost you money. Rather go into a SARS branch yourself or have your current employer do it for you.
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