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Today's tax executive is negotiating through a fast-paced multi-national business terrain, with governments around the globe leveraging from tax controversy, but at the same time expecting corporates to pay their fair share of tax.

At the G20 finance ministers meeting in January 2013, it was agreed that regulations will be developed aimed at stopping multinational corporations from legally avoiding taxes - a significant shift in the acceptable tax planning practice.

In order to deal with the daily realities of occupying a top management and often challenging role, the tax executive needs to be equipped with a particular set of information and expertise. Together with the volunteerism of the tax executive and its collaboration with the global Tax Executive Institute, The Tax Executive Suite is set to become the pre-eminent gateway that connects the South African tax executive with peers, as well as championing the principles of horizontal monitoring and a tax control framework within the South African context through active engagement - representing its tax executive members' position with government and the leadership of the South African Revenue Service.

  • Gain insight into tax policies and administrative practices by collaborating on
     advocacy projects and interaction with National Treasury, SARS and the OECD
  • Gain insight into and explore best practices in tax audits, internal controls, and tax-risk management
  • Maintain and develop leadership benchmarking tools for tax executives
  • Build thought leadership and tax insights through networking with industry peers in the global context
  • Access reciprocal membership benefits and affiliation with the global Tax Executive Institute network consisting of 7 000 members representing 3 200 of the leading businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia
  • Receive advice and guidance into tax department metrics and management tools
  • Enhance personal leadership, communication, and mentoring skills by volunteering in a global context
  • Enhance career opportunities by joining the largest Tax Executive network of in-house tax professionals in the world
  • Earn invaluable continuing learning and networking at events of a global standard
  • Develop a friendship and professional network with fellow tax executive professionals both nationally and internationally.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years corporate tax experi-ence and hold a position in the tax management of a commercial organisation. The five years of corporate tax experience refers to a minimum of five years of full-time employment in a department with the responsibility of administering the taxation of a publicly or privately owned for profit organisation which is required to file income tax returns.

General accounting, auditing, general legal practice, general government administration, legal or accounting trainee programs, or student programs will not be recognised as corporate tax experience.

On an exception basis only, managerial experience may be recognised in combination with tax experience and the equivalent experience requirement may thus be deemed to be satisfied. Any applicant wishing to apply under the managerial exception should submit a detailed explanation along with the application form.





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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