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Benefits exceeding R18 500

16 May 2012   (0 Comments)
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The Institute obtained a valuation of benefits to determine the real value proposition offered to professional members. It is an astonishing R18 500 per annum. Unbelievable? Judge for yourself:

Membership of the SAIT provides the following benefits to its professional members: 

  • Status as Commissioner of Oaths
  • Professional designation and recognition 
  • Local and international professional recognition as South African SAIT tax professionals
  • Reciprocal benefits with international tax professional bodies, including Australia, UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Netherlands, Nigeria, Ghana.
  • Tax technical assistance, guidance and advice 
  • Bi-monthly tax journal  
  • Latest case law summaries
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Daily news feeds on iPhone, iPad
  • Online professional profiling on the Institute website and on Tax Who's Who SA
  • Setting pre-eminent standards for tax professionals' education and training
  • Assistance with quality, affordable and discounted CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
  • Updates on changes in tax legislation
  • Regular TaxCasts
  • Significant discounts on tax publications
  • Business alliance offerings and discounts
  • Daily SARS updates and alerts on changes impacting tax professionals
  • Representation and lobby on behalf of members with SARS and Government
  • Building the brand of SAIT members nationally and internationally
  • Representation with other relevant stakeholders impacting SAIT members  
  • Networking opportunities
  • Advertise for free on the career centre
  • Regional and online forums to meet and interact with fellow members and interest groups
In addition, the following online membership benefits and resources are available: 
  • Dynamic, professional online profile
  • Personalized URL to market your services and unique experience on the website of SAIT
  • Unlimited online content management /storage  to either share with others or keep private
  • Join and network with professional special interest / specialist groups
  • Connect your personal or company Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networks to your profile, and share industry content more virally
  • Create and maintain your own 10 page website, and link it to your personailsed URL
  • Online messaging tool to email (send/receive) other SAIT members and SAIT Office Bearers
  • Manage your connections and interact with them privately with easy online communication tools
  • Online membership information and membership management, with invoices, payment method, transaction history available in your private profile
  • Manage personal and professional information and edit / update your own profile anytime, anywhere
  • Beneficial discounted rates for events and online store purchases
  • Online CPD management, with automated CPD allocation / certification for accredited CPD events, surveys, quizzes
  • Manage what content you receive with personalised preference settings, favourites, RSS feeds, and content subscriptions
  • Dynamic communication and collaboration tools, such as Forums and Blogs, with rich interactive features to allow you to contribute, vote, rate, share industry knowledge

 These benefits are so much more than a mere suite of information. Membership of SAIT offers not only local recognition, but international reciprocal benefits and recognition as well.  


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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