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Non-verifiable hours include: Reading of daily financial, business newspapers and journals, for example, Business Day, Finweek, etc.

2013/01/01
When: 2013/01/01
Contact: Nadia Du Plessis


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Mandatory Continuing Professional Development

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

1. Requirements for registered tax practitioners

The annual CPD requirement for registered tax practitioners include:

  •  30 verifiable output (assessment) CPD hours;
  •  10 verifiable input (attendance) CPD hours; and
  •  10 non-verifiable CPD hours.
Output assessment based verifiable CPD hours include:
  • Accredited (outcomes assessed) tax conferences, tax seminars, tax workshops or similar structured tax discussion forums; or
  • Watching a SAIT, outcomes assessed, or 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 assessment, for example, H Dip Tax,
  • Certificate in Tax, etc.; or
  • Research and lecture preparation, including lecture preparation, presentation, research for a publication or article in the members own name or research (including relevant reading).
Input verifiable 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
  • Studies leading to formal qualifications and subject to assessment, for example, H Dip Tax qualification.
Non-verifiable hours include:

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

2. Requirements for tax professionals in commerce, industry, academia and public sector

The annual CPD requirement for tax professionals in commerce, industry, academia and the public sector is 40 hours non-verifiable tax specific CPD hours.

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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