15h00pm until 17h00pm
Webinar online session
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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 fourth SARS operational webinar on Tuesday the 23rd April 2014 from 15h00 to 17h00.
Join us on 23
April 2014 at 15:00 – 17:00
- OPERATIONAL ISSUES
- Is a TCC received a few months back sufficient to claim the Employment Tax Incentive?
- TCC for immigration – what are the time periods involved and are reasons provided for a failed request?
- How is the Tax Ombud’s Office doing?
- What must be done before lodging a complaint with the Ombud?
- What are the issues that the Ombud’s office can and can’t deal with?
- How do you contact the Tax Ombud’s office?
- What form/s must be completed to lodge a complaint with the Tax Ombud?
- Tax Surveys: Why do them and what surveys are currently being hosted by SAIT?
- When will we have to pay more VAT on electronic services received from foreign entities?
- When and how are the following issues going to be addressed:
- Escalation lists for SARS offices
- Appointment email address for SARS West Rand
- Power of attorneys
- Efiling problems – how to report them?
- What training is SARS providing?
- Who is ultimately liable for tax compliance – taxpayer/tax practitioner?
- TECHNICAL ISSUES
- How must the medical aid payments be treated for PAYE purposes from 1 March 2014?
- Do sole providers have to keep a logbook?
- When can SARS withdraw a tax assessment?
- Draft Interpretation Notes, Guides & BGR issued by SARS – what are your views?
- DATES FOR NEXT OPERATIONAL MEETINGS WITH SARS
- And more…..
Will the difficulties encountered in requesting a suspension of payment soon be a thing of the past?
When will the request for corrections and NOO1 be available on e-filing for trusts?
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