On the 10th of July 2013 SARS issued an update on their Tax Administration tab on the SARS website. SARS withdrew the "Quick Guide to Advance Tax Rulings" and replaced it with a Comprehensive Guide to Advance Tax Rulings.
This guide provides information on the binding ruling application process and procedures (ATR system), its purpose and on which tax matters binding rulings may not be issued.
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.