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SARS Operational Meeting: Kimberley – 25 November 2013

02 December 2013   (0 Comments)
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1. Long waiting periods for VAT registration at the Kimberley office

SARS response: In certain instances the tax returns of shareholders are not up to date and therefore the registration process can’t proceed.

2. The payment allocations sent to the PCC unit are not done

SARS response: This matter will be followed up. 

3. Limited functions available at SARS’s Kimberley office

SARS response: None.

4. Professional bodies’ representation at SARS meetings

It was decided that each institution/organisation may only send a maximum of five members to these meetings.

5. Agenda

Each institution/organisation appointed a person to make notes for the agenda which must be submitted to SAICA for the drafting of the final agenda. The following matters were also highlighted:Each institution/organisation appointed a person to make notes for the agenda which must be submitted to SAICA for the drafting of the final agenda. The following matters were also highlighted:  

- Matters on the agenda should be problems that occur repeatedly and once-off events. 
- Examples of such problems must be attached. 
- A telephone is available during meetings for "conference calling”.

6.  Easyfile

Currently there is a software problem concerning re-submissions. The new version will be available on 7 December 2013. A new Easyfile will be released in 2014 for tax practitioners. 

7. Voluntary Disclosure Program

There is a backlog of six to eight months. 

8. Income Protection Policies

Will be granted until February 2015.

9. Collection of tax debt during December 2013

During December 2013, the Debt Collection Unit will phone taxpayers for collection of tax debt.  

10. No staff at Kimberley branch on 29 December 2013

On 29 December 2013 there will be no staff at the Kimberley office to assist with VAT registrations or the registration of tax practitioners. 

11. Journals made by SARS without supplying reasons

Taxpayers encounter difficulties to obtain a tax clearance certificate after journals has been made by SARS. Payment then first need to be made before the taxpayer can obtain a tax clearance. 

SARS response: In such instances reference should be made to the following e-mail address: kngkaba@SARS.gov.za 


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