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Non-verifiable Tax CPD hours

CPD is compulsory and is applicable to all members, whether in public practice, industry, commerce, academia and the public sector.

CPD is accumulated on an annual basis, being 1st of January to 31st of December. These requirements need to be adhere to annually.

SARS Registered Tax Practitioners:

15 verifiable output Tax CPD hours; and
5  verifiable output Ethics and Standards CPD hours (Kindly refer to the description below); and
10 non-verifiable Tax CPD hours.

Commerce, Industry, Academia and Public Sector:

15 verifiable input Tax CPD hours; and
5 verifiable output Ethics and Standards CPD hours (Kindly refer to the description below); and
10 non-verifiable Tax CPD hours.

Output assessment based verifiable Tax CPD hours include:

  • Accredited (outcomes assessed through multiple choice questions) tax conferences, tax seminars, tax workshops or similar structured tax discussion forums; or
  • Watching a SAIT outcomes assessed pre-scribed tax update technical DVD; or
  • Reading an accredited and outcomes assessed article published in TaxTalk, Accountancy SA and Business Brief which are specifically marked as verifiable for CPD purposes, listed and assessed on the SAIT Tax CPD Management Centre; or
  • Studies leading to formal qualifications and subject to formal assessment, for example, H Dip Tax, Certificate in Tax, etc.; or

Output Ethics and Standards CPD hours:

  • SAIT will host an Ethics & Standards webinar series during 2016 in order to accumulate these hours.

Input verifiable Tax CPD hours include:

  • Unaccredited (attendance only) tax conferences, tax seminars, tax workshops or similar structured tax discussion forums; or
  • Watching a tax technical DVD in a group, i.e. two or more individuals; or
  • Reading unaccredited articles published in various journals and website which are not listed and assessed on the SAIT Tax CPD Management Centre; or

Non-verifiable Tax CPD hours include:

  • Reading of daily financial, business newspapers and journals, for example, TaxTalk, Business Day, Finweek, etc.

CPD hours are only valid for the period 1st of January until 31st of December.

Please refer to the How to obtain your CPD hours page for a more detailed description on how to earn CPD hours as per the above requirements.

 

WHY REGISTER WITH SAIT?

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER

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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