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2015 Budget and Tax Update - Johannesburg
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When: 16 March 2015
From 09:00 until 13:00
Where: Wanderers Club
21 North Road
Johannesburg,, Gauteng  2169
South Africa
Contact: Silvia Motaung

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The 2015 Budget Speech is more keenly anticipated than ever as we wait for the revelation of Government's plans on how we will navigate through the economic and fiscal challenges facing South Africa. Indications are that this Budget will include significant amendments to the tax system, adding to the raft of tax amendments that have recently been promulgated.

This seminar will enable you to cut through the complexities of the Budget Speech and recent tax amendments as it unpacks the detail in clear, understandable language. The seminar will inform you on recently-promulgated, forthcoming and proposed tax amendments and assist you to evaluate how these changes will impact on your, and your clients', businesses so that you are well informed on how best to plan, make decisions and advise your clients.

Course Content

  • The 2015 Budget Speech and related documents and announcements, including:
    • New tax rates, tables and exemptions
    • Income tax amendments
    • Donations tax amendments
    • Estate Duty amendments
    • VAT amendments
    • Other proposals
    • VAT on e-commerce transactions
    • VAT on residential property developments
    • Elimination of four-monthly VAT category
    • Changes to record-keeping rules for PBOs
  • Main tax amendments in 2014 and 2015 including:
    • New withholding tax rules
    • Retirement reform proposals
    • Source rules for pensions
    • Changes to company car fringe benefits
    • Small business tax incentives
    • Disallowance of interest deductions
    • Introduction of tax-free saving accounts
    • Changes to the employment tax incentive
    • Changes to provisional tax rules
  • Recent tax judgments, interpretation notes and rulings

  • Who should attend

    Tax practitioners, business owners and managers, academics, advisors, auditors, accountants, bookkeepers, students and anyone else involved in and interested in business management, finance and/or taxation.

    Professor Jackie Arendse
    B Acc H Dip Tax M Acc (Tax) MTP(SA) CA(SA)

    Jackie is an experienced and sought-after presenter of tax seminars for tax practitioners, accountants and the general business community. Jackie is the Head of the Department of Accounting at Rhodes University and has many years’ experience in academia and taxation, including several years as the Project Director: Tax at SAICA and 4 years as the Head of the School of Accountancy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has chaired SAIT’s National Technical Committee and the SAIT Education Committee and also serves on the SAIT Tax Policy Committee and various tax technical committees as well as various committees at SAICA. Jackie continues to advise professional bodies on technical tax issues and has represented SAIT and other professional bodies in liaising with SARS, National Treasury and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance. Jackie is well known as a leading expert in tax and her many articles on a broad range of tax matters have been published in a variety of business journals and newspapers.


    This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 4 hours verifiable output CPD points/units.

    Including the following professional bodies. (SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA, ICBA, IAC, AAT)

    Event Investment

    Option 1 - Seminar:

    CPD subscribers: Free (Use your promo code when registering for this event)

    Member: R885.00
    Non-member: R985.00

    Click here to register for the seminar

    Important: Printed copies of notes is optional and will cost additional R50 per set and must be ordered. Electronic notes will be emailed to all registered delegates 2 days prior to the event. Should you require a printed copy on the day of the seminar kindly select the printed seminar notes when registering for the event.

    Option 2 - Dedicated Webinar Broadcast

    CPD subscribers: Free (Use your promo code when registering for this event)

    This dedicated CPD webinar will be presented  on Monday 13 April 2015 from 09:00 - 13:00

    Member: R370.00
    Non-member: R450.00

    Click here to register for the Webinar
    Option 3 - DVD
    This CPD event will be recorded and available to purchase on DVD. Available 1 April 2015.
    Member: R595.00
    Non-member: R650.00


    Payments & Cancellations

    • All payments must be made by EFT or by credit card, at least 3 working days before commencement of an event.
    • Kindly note that should payment not been received 2 days after the event, legal action will be taken
    • Proof of payment will be requested at registration, if payment at that point in time has not been reflected on SAIT's bank account.
    • Only written notice of cancellation will be recognised.
    • Conditions:
      • If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the event no cancellation fee will be charged.
      • If the cancellation occurs less than 30 but more than 10 days prior to the event a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
      • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
    • Delegates who book and fail to attend will be liable for the full event fee.
    • SAIT's liability in the case of an event being cancelled will be limited to a refund or credit of the event fee.

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    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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