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Call for Comment - Draft tariff Amendment to Propose the Alcoholic Strength of Wine to be Lowered

13 August 2013   (0 Comments)
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Author: SARS Legal and Policy

On the 12th of August SARS released new Draft Tariff Amendments with regard to lower Alcoholic strength of wine. These drafts propose that the alcoholic strength of wine is to be lowered from 6.5 per cent to 4.5 per cent by volume in order to align with the amendments to the Liquor Product Act, 1989 (Act No. 60 of 1989).

SAIT will be making a submission to SARS on these amendments. Comments should be submitted to SAIT technical at by no later than the 24th of August.

To view these draft amendments please click on one of the links below:

Draft Tariff Amendment - Part 1 of Schedule No 1​

Draft Tariff Amendment - Part 2A of Schedule No. 1

Draft Tariff Amendment - Part 1 of Schedule No. 6


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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