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Institute Announcements
03 May 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Carbon tax policy paper »
Source:  National Treasury National Treasury issued a request for your comment on the updated carbon tax policy pa...
02 May 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Call for comment: Proposed limitations against excessive interest tax deductions »
Source: National Treasury National Treasury issued a request for your comment on proposed limitations against exces...
26 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Alberton SARS Operational Issues »
Source: SAIT Technical The Tax Technical Executive of the Institute will be meeting with SARS Executive Management in...
08 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Limpopo SARS Operational Issues »
Source: SAIT Technical   The Tax Technical Executive of the Institute will be meeting with SARS Executive Manageme...
08 April 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax Technical FAQs: April 2013 »
Source: Dieter van der Walt VAT: Deposits for commercial property Q : We received conflicted answers from SARS, Es...
08 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft Tariff Amendments for Part 3 of Schedule 6: Diesel Refunds & Logbooks »
Source:  SARS Legal & Policy SARS recently issued Draft Amendments to Schedule No. 6 relating to diesel r...
30 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Technical FAQs: March 2013 »
Source: SAIT Technical VAT: Zero-rating of tour packages Q : Company A is a South African company and trades...
25 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft Interpretation Note No. 30 - export of movable goods »
Source: SARS Legal & Policy SARS issued a Draft Issue 3 of Interpretation Note No. 30 - The supply of movable...
22 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft IN on determination of taxable income from international transactions »
Source:  SARS Legal & Policy SARS issued a Draft Interpretation Note on the determination of the taxable incom...
22 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SME and Social Business Tax Policy Amendments – Your chance to change legislation »
Source: Impact Trust  South Africa faces the challenge of failure in social service delivery as a result of limit...
20 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCR 038: Exchange of one restricted equity instrument for another »
Source: SARS Legal & Policy SARS recently issued Binding Class Ruling (BCR) 038. BCR 038 deals with  the tax...
20 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR 138: Subscription for shares at nominal values coupled to a repurchase agreement at same value »
Source: SARS Legal & Policy SARS recently issued Binding Private Ruling (BPR) 138. BPR 138 deals with the income...
18 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recovery of Taxes: A Constitutional Problem for SARS? »
Source:  Alan Lewis Prior to the promulgation of the Tax Administration Act, Act 28 of 2011, ("the Act”), the Mi...
18 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call For Comment: Draft Interpretation Note On Deductibility Of Losses Arising From Theft »
SARS issued a Draft Interpretation Note on the deductibility of expenditure and losses arising from embezzlement or theft...
14 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Technical News: Budget Proposals Presented in Parliament »
SAIT’s budget proposals were presented in Parliament last week Wednesday. SAIT congratulated the Minister on a rational b...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft Interpretation Note on the determination of ‘group of companies` »
SARS issued a Draft Interpretation Note on the determination of ‘group of companies` for purposes of the corporate rules i...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft Interpretation Note on the tax treatment of tips »
SARS issued a Draft Interpretation Note on the tax treatment of tips for recipients, employers and patrons which can be fo...
12 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for comment: 2013 Retirement Reform Proposals »
National Treasury issued a discussion document on the 2013 Retirement Reform Proposals which can be found here . These...
08 March 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Call for comment: Draft [New] Dispute Resolution Rules »
SARS issued new dispute resolution rules for public comment. The notice in terms of section 103 of the Tax Administratio...
07 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Professional Occupational Qualification: Public Comment »
The South African Qualifications Authority ('SAQA') issued the Tax Professional occupational qualification for public comm...
04 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
TaxCast™ and photos: Post Budget Breakfast »
The post Budget Breakfast event hosted jointly by SAIT and FPI attracted more than 1 189 tax and financial experts. The ev...
20 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax practitioners recommend incentives for youth employment »
By Business Day Executive summary SAIT last year submitted a proposal to Treasury that recommended the relaxati...
12 February 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
First SA Tax Students Career Conference »
The fist Tax Students Career Conference will be hosted at Sun City on Friday 15 February. Close to 400 tax students from...
12 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAIT Appointed by Tax Industry as Development Quality Partner for Tax Technician Qualification »
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) held a scoping meeting on 25 January in Rosebank as the first step i...
12 February 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Staff Appointments »
Two new appointments has been made recently. Professor Sharon Smulders and Ronel de Kock, both Chartered Accountants by tr...
18 August 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fasset draft sector skills plan »
Fasset Seta released its draft sector skills plan for 2013 - 2017 in July. The SAIT Education Department drafted a sub...
18 August 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to Tax Administration Act, 2011 »
SARS released the draft Tax Administration Amendment Bill, 2012 on 5 July 2012. The SAIT Technical committee drafte...
18 August 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2012 »
The SAIT Technical committee drafted a submission to National Treasury on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendent Bill...
02 July 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Official launch of the 2012 filing season »
The Minister of Finance and SARS Commissioner today officially opened the 2012 filing season in South Africa. For the...
28 June 2012   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tax Technical FAQs: June 2012 »
VAT: VAT ON LABOUR   Q: I am a building contractor. When I invoice my client I show labour costs separately...
14 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minutes of SARS Port Shepstone Stakeholders Meeting 16 March 2012 »
A SARS Port Shepstone Stakeholders Meeting was held on 16 March 2012. Click here to access the minutes...
14 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minutes of SARS Port Shepstone Stakeholders Meeting (29 September 2011) »
A SARS Port Shepstone Stakeholders Meeting was held on 29 September 2011. Click here to access the minutes of t...
14 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minutes of SARS Western Cape Tax Practitioners Meeting (19 April 2012) »
A SARS Western Cape Tax Practitioners Meeting was held on 19 April 2012. Click here to access the minutes...
07 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Technical FAQs »
VAT: PRE INCORPORATION EXPENSES Question: I recently formed a company and registered as a VAT vendor. Prior t...
06 June 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAIT Designations »
Members in private practice are reminded that the professional designations issued by the Institute are: - Master Ta...

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