SARS published tariff amendments for Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 and for Schedule No. 2 on 14 November 2013.
All the above amendments appeared in Government Gazette No. 37015. The relevant notices with a short description are as follow:
Notice R.862: Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of certain petroleum products in Chapter 27 to change the statistical unit from kilograms (kg) to litres (li).
Notice R.861: Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 - Substitution of tariff subheading 8545.11 to increase the general rate of duty from free of duty to the WTO bound rate of 10 per cent - ITAC Report 438.
Notice R.860: Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 - Substitution of items 215.02/7315.82/01.06 and 215.02/7315.82/02.06 to amend the description to replace "imported from" with "manufactured by" - ITAC Minute M1/2013.
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.
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