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Earn your taxation ethics & standards CPD

11 November 2014   (3 Comments)
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Author: SAIT CPD and Events

1 July 2013 has come and gone, but it will always be remembered as a defining moment of the South African tax profession - the date on which the statutory requirement of the regulation of tax practitioners was introduced through the Tax Administration Act 2011, as amended.

Tax practitioners that do not perform their work with the required diligence will be subject to disciplinary action by their controlling bodies.

How did this change your day-to-day working landscape as a SARS registered tax practitioner? How did you prepare yourself for this new role? Are you equipped to protect yourself and have recourse if you are under complaint by SARS or a taxpayer?

The Changing Landscape of the Tax Practitioner 2013 DVD will assist you as tax practitioner to

  • understand the:
    • SAIT Code of Conduct and;
    • SA Tax Standards and engagement letters for different type of client relationships
  • answer pertinent question such as:
    • How are my client relationships being influenced?
    • Which verification, enquiry questions and review functions are required under the new landscape?
    • What is the code of conduct and disciplinary process of SAIT?
    • What is the minimum standards with regards to practicing as a tax practitioner after 1 July 2013?
    • How much direct supervision is required from the supervisor (partner) in the firm?

If you attended the Changing Landscape of the Tax Practitioner seminar in 2013 or ordered the DVD you can click here to earn your verifiable output ethics & standards CPD hours.

If you didn’t attend the seminar or purchased the DVD in 2013, you can order the DVD here.


Michael Lavin says...
Posted 11 December 2014
Why is there no scrutiny of returns submitted to SARS? SAIT and SARS are conversing regarding Tax Practitioners and SAIT should have access to statistical data to verify all forms of submission. Also, SAIT should do surveys of Taxpayers handled by Tax Practitioners . Writing exams only will confirm a Tax Practitioners theory and not their conduct.
Peter H. O'Halloran says...
Posted 06 December 2014
So if the Ethics test isnt passed because the post office was on strike then a highly qualified tax practitioner would be dead in the water, professionally through no fault of his own, if perchance he lived far from Gauteng and had not the material. In fact, this person might be a hardworking and ethical individual, but would be just as undone as if he had been a totally unethical so and so. Man is this fair!!!! Well done to all who engineered this. Hey, how many of our ESTEEMED leaders in Government would pass the ethics scrutiny? Is their livelihood in danger? Like I said, this is really FAIR!
Gertruida W. Fourie (De Ath) says...
Posted 04 December 2014
Why is the DVD's so expensive?


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.


The Act requires that a minimum academic and practical requirments be set to register with a controlling body. Click here for the minimum requirements of SAIT.

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