27 May 2014
15h00 pm until 17h00 pm
Webinar online session
Presented live from Gauteng
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Although the South African Revenue Service (SARS) collected R700m more in taxes than was announced in the February 2014 budget (R889.7bn in total was collected from taxes for the 2013-14 tax year), this additional revenue will not be going into improving SARS's systems or to increase staff capacity, but will be used by the government to consolidate the fiscal position by reducing the need for borrowing. Thus from an operational perspective, the ordinary taxpayer will presumably be dealing with the same frustrations as before. To ensure that you are up to date with all latest operational news and updates from SARS and events Professor Sharon Smulders, Head of Tax Technical Policy and Research, and her technical team will host the SAIT's fifth SARS operational webinar.
Join us on 27
May 2014 at 15:00 - 17:00
- OPERATIONAL ISSUES
- Single Registration System implemented by SARS - What is going on?
- Appointments with SARS - how do you do it?
- Escalation of issues - what procedures do you follow & how to get hold of the branch manager.
- E@zy-file: How do you escalate issues?
- Verification of bank account details - Conflict between Guides & SARS interpretation thereof.
- VAT registrations - How to prevent the loss of documents submitted to SARS.
- TECHNICAL ISSUES
- Handling an objection and appeal if the deadline was missed - do you know what to do?
- May SARS take money out of your bank account and put you in overdraft?
- Assessed losses and taxable capital gains - which taxpayers are entitled to set off their taxable capital gains against assessed losses and in what circumstances?
- The VAT treatment of livestock?
- In which period may input tax be claimed if you purchased an item before you became a VAT vendor?
- DATES FOR NEXT OPERATIONAL MEETINGS WITH SARS
- And more...
Sharon Smulders - PhD Tax, Hons B.Com (Accounting),
M.Com (Taxation), CA(SA), MTP(SA)
Sharon is the Head of Tax Technical & Research
at the SA Institute of Tax Practitioners. She will
primarily be responsible to liaise with SARS, National
Treasury, Parliament and international organisations on
tax policy matters. In addition, Sharon also received
the SAIT Chair and visiting professor in taxation at
the University of the Western Cape.
Prior to joining SAIT, Sharon was an associate
professor in taxation with the University of
Pretoria where she lectured taxation on both
under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Amongst
others, she has presented workshops to SARS, ACCA,
KPMG and BDO. She has also assisted the World Bank
in 2006-2007 and SARS in 2011-2012 with
quantitative research on the tax compliance burden
for small businesses. Her research with the World
Bank led to tax legislation amendments in 2008.
Prior to joining academia, she was a manager in the
taxation department of Deloitte in Pretoria. She
has a very keen interest in small business taxation
which developed into her masters and doctoral
studies. She has also published accredited research
articles on this topic and presented her research
findings at various international and national
Participation & Completion of the Online Assessment
will secure 2
hours Verifiable Output CPD.
members only: Free