The new Qualification for Tax Professionals is an important learning
pathway that leads to the Occupational Qualification:
The Tax Professional at
NQF Level 8, and will help to increase the number of specialised tax
professionals to serve the South African economy and to enhance the quality of
tax services provided to the public by private practitioners and by the South
African Revenue Service (SARS).
The Tax Professional Qualification consists of a Knowledge Component which is completed through studies
at a registered tertiary institution, Practical
Skills Component completed through accredited short courses at
tertiary institutions or accredited employer training academies and the Workplace Experience Component completed at an approved
workplace experience provider.
As the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for the Tax Professional
Qualification, the SAIT is responsible for the accreditation of providers for
the knowledge and practical skills components and approval of employers that
provide the workplace experience components of the Qualification.
Should you be interested in becoming an accredited training provider for
the Tax Professional Qualification, please click here.
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.