We recently wrote an article regarding how some tax practitioners in the Pretoria region inadvertently contribute to the problem of obtaining appointments timeously.
SARS has subsequently provided us with a more in-depth statistical analysis regarding tax practitioner appointments at the Gauteng West Rand, North West and Limpopo branches. The statistics cover the first two quarters of 2015 and highlight issues such as the increases/decreases in cancelled appointments and the number of practitioners who simply did not attend appointments previously booked.
The numbers also show that there’s still quite a large number of tax practitioners going to a SARS branch for matters that can be dealt with either through email or efiling. In this regard, please click here to see the updated list of SARS service offerings per channel.
This will help you avoid unnecessarily having to go to a SARS branch.
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.