Government Notice no. 451 was issued by the Commissioner on 28 June 2013. Its purpose is to give notice to furnish returns in respect of the 2013 year of assessment. The returns that the notice refer to are of course the ones required for the assessment of normal tax. This alert will deal with the content of the Notice.
It is important to note that the "2013 year of assessment" referred to in the Notice means:
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.