I really don't understand how SARS operate, they always make these changes that affect us but we are always the last to find out. They is no form of communication whatsoever. It makes one wonder if it is even worth being a tax practitioner, especially if you can't help your clients in time because forever changes they make! The sad thing about this is that their word is final, they say we must jump and all we can do is ask them how how, it's really is irritating!
in the middle of a busy tax period SARS sees fit to change the format for Trust returns ,with additional, onerous details to be submitted as from 3rd October 2014. Their timing of such a radical change is beyond comprehension. Geoff
Like Anton i experience the same issues with SARS. I AM NOW BUSY WITH A CASE THAT I HAVE TO SUBMIT FOR THE 7TH TIME (THATS RIGHT THE 7TH TIME). SARS has implemented a system that works in developed countries in a developing country. Who does SARS consult with when they ring the changes? When we hand in documentaion at SARS we do not get any form of acknowledgement like we used to, why not?
I, Anton van de Stadt being a registered tax practitioner (Ref. PR- 0011279) am extremely disillusioned with SARS on the aforegoing matter. I have experienced IT problems with the current IT12TR for the last two months. I consulted an IT expert with no success. SARS last reference to PCC was # 146 959 736. One has to wait 21 days turnaround period. Admission via the SARS consultants confirm they cannot help, neither is their IT division forthcoming with assistance, based on my experience. Can SAIT lend assistance to a sole practitioner????
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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