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From what date is interest levied by SARS on dividends tax not paid?

10 March 2015   (0 Comments)
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Q: In respect of section 64K(6) of the Income Tax Act, from what date is  for interest levied by SARS on the balance of outstanding dividends tax? Up to December 2014, interest has not been levied on the statement of account where payments were made after the due date.

A: Section 64K(6) of the Income Tax Act was inserted by 53(1) of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act 17 of 2009. The effective date was by promulgation in the gazette (GG34873 20 Dec 2011) and commenced on 1 April 2012 (implementation date of dividends withholding tax). The provision has been repealed by para 55 of Schedule 1 to the TAA but this amendment only commences by a date promulgated in the Gazette (which has not happened as yet) when all the interest provisions are consolidated into TAA.

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