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Prof Duncan Bentley

Duncan has contributed extensively to the international tax jurisprudence and has published numerous authoritative tax publications throughout his professional career. Through in-depth study, analysis and practical experience, he gained and subsequently also contributed significant propositions in the area of taxpayers’ rights, incorporating best practice and benchmarking in tax administration. His work in the 1990s contributed to the development of Australia’s Taxpayers Charter and the Australian Taxation Office’s Dispute Resolution Process.

His most recent book, Taxpayers’ Rights: Theory, Origin and Implementation pub- lished by Kluwer Law International, is a significant paradigm shift in the area of taxpayers’ rights globally.He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University, Australia. Duncan serves on several boards and committees, including the Taxation Committee of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Interna- tional Legal Services Advisory Council.


Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.


The Act requires that a minimum academic and practical requirments be set to register with a controlling body. Click here for the minimum requirements of SAIT.

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