SARS is experiencing a high volume of appointments by tax
practitioners for the VAT and PAYE registration of their clients. A lot of
practitioners arrive at the SARS branch without having used the single online
registration process. In other words, they do not first register the client for
VAT/PAYE on efiling. As a result of this, approximately 20 minutes of the
consultation time at the branch is spent unnecessarily on the SARS employee
having to capture all the taxpayer’s details on the system seeing as the
information was not previously entered in by the practitioner.
Before you go to a SARS branch for registration
appointments, we at SAIT urge you to first do the registration on efiling via
the single registration process. This will shorten the time you spend at the
branch significantly and will allow more tax practitioners to be attended to,
thus improving SARS’ service to our community of tax practitioners.
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.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER
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.