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SARS News & Tax Administration
29 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Filing season made easy with eFiling »
Author: SARS Tax Season is upon us and it vital contribution to our country’s tax system. It represents the single big...
28 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Requests by SARS for relevant material »
Author: PwC South Africa A recent dispute that was heard in the High Court in the Eastern Cape has shed light on the po...
23 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Individual Taxpayers no longer able to make changes or updates to prepopulated IRP5 »
Author: SARS Further to our earlier communication to employers in this regard, we want to draw your attention to the f...
22 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Season 2016 for Individuals »
Author: SARS 1 July 2016  is the start of the 2016 Tax Season for Individuals. Be ready. We’re ready, South Afric...
30 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Exceptional Circumstances” when objecting to an assessment »
Author: Keelen Snyders (BDO South Africa) A recent tax case highlighted the importance of taxpayers gaining an unde...
27 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Test case mechanism: weapon to ward off multiple attacks from SARS? »
Author: Yashika Govind (International Law Office) Introduction The earlier update " SARS's investigative powers – bac...
19 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The use of electronic or digital signatures in tax matters »
Authors: Carmen Gers and Jadyne Devnarain (ENSafrica) With tax litigation becoming more prevalent in recent years, taxpa...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Criticism on SARS’s approach to the interpretation of legislation »
Author: Mareli Treurnicht (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) On 29 April 2016 the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pre...
16 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An uncompromising stance – the dispute between SARS and Julius Malema continues »
Authors: Mareli Treurnicht and Louis Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) recently...
13 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's investigative powers – backstage pass to pending court matters? »
Author: Yashika Govind (International Law Office) Introduction Chapter 5 of the Tax Administration Act (28/2011) conf...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extension of the period to submit an objection: What constitutes exceptional circumstances? »
Author: Chris de Bruyn (ENSafrica) In the matter of  ABC (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Ser...
03 May 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be cleared online »
Author: Sduduzo Mhlongo (ENSafrica) The South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) has introduced a new Tax Compliance Statu...
25 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The test case mechanism: a potential weapon to ward off multiple attacks from SARS? »
Author: Yashika Govind (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In our Tax Alert of 19 February (SARS’s investigative powers – a pos...
18 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special voluntary disclosure programme: is the carrot big enough »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) A special voluntary disclosure programme (Special VDP) was announced on 24...
08 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The jurisdiction of the High Court in a disputed assessment »
Author: PwC South Africa Section 117 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 provides that "The Tax Court . . . h...
04 April 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 104 of the Tax Administration Act and the meaning of ‘exceptional circumstances’ »
Author: Heinrich Louw (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In terms of s104 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (Act), a tax...
22 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS e@syfile support – Port Elizabeth »
Author: SARS Practitioners in the Port Elizabeth area who are experiencing difficulties with Easyfile are able to access...
15 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Request by SARS for Information from South African Taxpayers regarding related parties abroad »
  Author: Dr Beric Croome In terms of chapter 5 of the Tax Administration Act No. 22 of 2011 (the "TAA”), th...
14 March 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS can grant an extension of time to file an objection to an assessment »
  Author: PwC South Africa SARS can grant an extension of time to file an objection to an assessment in ‘ex...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income Tax Notices »
Author: SARS Determination of the daily amount in respect of meals and incidental costs for purposes of section 8(1)...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Issue 2 of BGR 28 – Electronic services »
Author: SARS This BGR sets out the –  information that must be contained on a tax invoice, credit or debit note i...
24 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Issue 2 of BGR 11: Use of an exchange rate »
Author: SARS This BGR prescribes the foreign exchange rate that must be used when issuing tax invoices, debit notes or c...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax administration: SARS’ constitutional obligations and taxpayers’ rights »
  Author: Andries Myburgh (ENSafrica) Given recent media coverage of the various Constitutional Court chall...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft BGR on alternative documentary proof acceptable to the Commissioner »
Author: SARS Draft BGR on alternative documentary proof acceptable to the Commissioner to substantiate a vendor’s entit...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR: Deductibility of the cost of assets to be acquired to construct roads »
Author: SARS This ruling (BPR 221) determines whether the cost of assets to be acquired and brought into use solely to c...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tables of interest rates »
Author: SARS The interest rates (table 2) payable on credit amounts was updated on 18 February 2016. Please&n...
23 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR: Headquarter companies: Acquisitions of shares and loans »
Author: SARS This ruling (BPR 223) determines the income tax consequences resulting from the acquisition by a company, t...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR: Foreign partnership – Rebate in respect of foreign taxes on income »
Author: SARS This ruling (BPR 222) determines whether the income tax and solidarity surcharge payable by a South African...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft Interpretation Note on the deduction for energy-efficiency savings »
Author: SARS This Note provides guidance on the deduction for energy-efficiency savings under section 12L and the relate...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation Note 88: Tax deduction for amounts refunded »
Author: SARS This Note provides guidance and clarity on the tax implications of amounts that were included in a person’s...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation Note 87: Headquarter companies »
Author: SARS This Note provides guidance and clarity on the interpretation and application of section 9I which deals wit...
22 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS's investigative powers – a possible backstage pass to matters pending before court? »
Author: Yashika Govind (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Chapter 5 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) confers a br...
16 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR: Contribution by a mining company to a trust pursuant to a share incentive scheme »
Author: SARS This ruling (BPR 220) determines whether a contribution by a mining company to a trust pursuant to a perpet...
16 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCR: Taxation of employees participating in a perpetuity employee share incentive scheme »
Author: SARS This ruling (BCR 51) determines the taxability of dividends accruing to a trust that will, in turn, distrib...
16 February 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The commencement of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2014 and its regulations »
Author: SARS The Department of Trade and Industry announced the commencement of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2014 (SE...

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