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Forward your problems with SDL activations on e-filing to SAIT

04 November 2015   (0 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

One of the key issues raised at a recent SARS stakeholders meeting was the fact that many tax practitioners are having trouble activating the SDL tax type on e-filing.SARS pointed out that they are aware of the problem and are working on it. Until a long-term solution to the problem is found, they are willing work with the controlling bodies to assist tax practitioners unable to activate SDL on e-filing. 

If you are having trouble with the abovementioned, send us a screenshot of the ‘organisations tax type’ section on e-filing showing you cannot activate SDL. In the subject line of the email (to, put the income tax number of the employer. You must have already attempted to register for SDL either on the RAV01 form on e-filing or at a SARS branch. If you have not yet done this, we will unfortunately be unable to assist you.

Please inform us as soon as the SDL is activated so that we can track the efficacy of this process. 


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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