The purpose of ‘rights groups’ on efiling in the light of the new merge function
10 November 2014
Posted by: Author: SAIT Technical
Author: SAIT Technical
implemented this "MERGE” thing on e-filing now, we as a Tax practitioner
company have about a few hundred businesses and individuals as our clients. All
of the separate e-filing profiles were merged in July 2009 already when SARS
first implemented the "RIGHTS GROUPS”.
Would we need to do this for each individual taxpayer that
is registered on our profile or only for our business clients?
A: The Rights
groups have nothing to do with the merging of clients.
Rights groups are created so that you can select what taxes
will be available for access in each group and also control what can be done
with the client, view, complete or submit returns and also dictates what Users
are added to the group.
So in short the answer is no. You do not create a group for
each taxpayer. You create Groups to restrict what can be done with each tax by
the users that are assigned to the group.
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