Minutes: SARS Stakeholders' meeting Pretoria 18 September 2013
19 September 2013
Posted by: Author: SAIT Technical
Author: SAIT Technical
Issues raised by SAIT and other stakeholders
1.1 SARS contacts taxpayer directly
would contact a taxpayer directly and request information or demand payment of
taxes. The problem with this is that often an assessment may not necessarily be
correct or supporting documents may have been submitted via the branch etc. The
tax practitioner is in a position to provide the call centre operator with
information and not the taxpayer.
say, contact the practitioner first, thereafter if the matter has not been
resolved contact the taxpayer.
has noted this suggestion and will have to discuss with the relevant
departments within SARS.
1.2 Fraudulent documents from clients (not raised by SAIT)
wishes to warn tax practitioners to make sure that documents provided to them
by their clients are authentic. It happens that a client may present a document
to the tax practitioner which is fraudulent.
1.3 Who is liable to complete IT3(e) certificates
Act is somewhat unclear as to who the person is that is supposed to issue an
IT3(e) certificate in certain instances. For example, the terms ‘primary
producer’ and ‘retail basis’ are not defined in the Income Tax Act. The problem
is to identify the responsible person where an agent acts on behalf of an
auctioneer for example.
requested more information and explanations in this regard.
1.4 Tax practitioner meeting system implemented - Pta North Office
1 October 2013 will practitioners be able to make appointments via e-mail. Your
meeting request for this office (PTA North) can be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org