SARS has published their official language policy, in terms of section 4(2)(h) of the Use of Official Languages Act. The purpose of the SARS Language Policy is to outline how SARS will comply with the provisions of the Act, and use South Africa's 11 official languages to improve service to taxpayers and compliance levels.
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.