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Ever heard about a friendly SARS tax audit? The aim of the SARS auditor is verifying and testing the taxpayer's compliance and making the taxpayer pay for any wrongdoings - even if unintentionally! The problem is the surprise and not knowing what SARS will focus on, and whether they will agree with the legitimacy of all the taxpayer's transactions, interpretation and application of the tax laws.

2013/05/24
When: 2013/05/24
09:00am until 13:00pm
Where: Fancourt Hotel
Montagu Street
George, Western Cape  6529
South Africa
Contact: Nadia Du Plessis


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Preparing for a SARS Audit Presented By Ronel de Kock

OVERVIEW:

Ever heard about a friendly SARS tax audit? The aim of the SARS auditor is verifying and testing the taxpayer's compliance and making the taxpayer pay for any wrongdoings - even if unintentionally!

The problem is the surprise and not knowing what SARS will focus on, and whether they will agree with the legitimacy of all the taxpayer's transactions, interpretation and application of the tax laws. Every individual - whether you are the taxpayer or the tax practitioner - ought to know how to be prepared for SARS and deal with a SARS audit. This practical workshop is aimed to equip you to do so.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Applicable Tax Administration Act provisions dealing with SARS audits, information gathering powers, tax record keeping and above all taxpayer's rights.
  • Insight into the basic stages of the SARS audit and what to expect and how to react .
  • Approaches and strategies to be successfully prepared for SARS, at any time.
  • Detailed understanding of field audits and knowing your rights and obligations.
  • Tools to assess risk areas, including analysis and techniques used during a tax audit.
  • Practical examples to review income tax, assets, liabilities, income, expenditure, employee tax procedures and VAT.
  • Assessment issued: What to do?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Taxpayers registered for Corporate Income Tax, PAYE and/or VAT.
  • Tax Practitioners.
  • SARS auditors.
  • Tax accountants.
  • Compliance and risk officers.

PRESENTER/S:

Ronel de Kock

Ronel is the Head of Education at SAIT. She assumed the position on 1 February with the primary responsibility to implement the Tax Professional occupational qualification and tax learnership and the development and implementation of the Tax Technician Occupational Qualification and learnership. Ronel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Master Tax Practitioner.

She completed her articles at international audit firm PwC in Sunninghill, whereafter she joined PwC Taxation Services where she specilialised in the audit of payroll taxes. Prior to joining SAIT, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria since 2006.

Her academic responsibilities included the lecturing of administration and audit of taxation on both undergraduate and post-graduate level. She started her academic career in the Department of Auditing where she lectured on both the Chartered Accountant and Internal Auditing programmes.

CPD:

Attendance will secure 4 hours verifiable CPD points/units, incl. other professional bodies.
(SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA)

EVENT INVESTMENT:

SAIT Members: R850.00
Affiliated Members R950.00
Non-Members: R990.00
Graduate, internship or learnership trainees: R400.00

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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