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20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
It can be taxing to work abroad »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) With unexpected traps for the unwary. Most South Africans think the prospect of workin...
20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD tells South Africa to widen its tax base »
Author: Judith Ugwumadu (Public Finance International) Social policies in South Africa have successfully lifted million...
20 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA should hike taxes on rich »
Author: Rene Vollgraaff (IOL) The government should increase taxes on wealthier individuals to help boost revenue neede...
17 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-border action raises tax risks »
A uthor: Ruan Jooste (BDlive) Various jurisdictions’ tax-reporting requirements are piling up for corporations and indi...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OECD will be releasing its Economic Report/ Assessment of South Africa on the 17 July 2015 »
Author: National Treasury The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing its Econom...
16 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to choose and open a tax-free savings account »
Author: Robert Laing (BDlive) Writing practical how-to guides involves going step-by-step through whatever you are tryin...
15 July 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
South Africans already pay three carbon taxes, so why is government imposing another one? »
Author: BDO South Africa With no real focus on behaviour change, CO2 Tax is just another taxation scheme to make up for...
14 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Tax Committee – Estate Duty needs modernisation, seeks public comment »
Author: Matthew Lester (Biznews) In this piece Matthew Lester takes a look at the Davis Tax Committee’s interim report...
14 July 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tax committee proposes overhaul of trusts »
Author: Maarten Mittner (BDlive) In a range of far-reaching proposals, the Davis tax committee has rejected a wealth tax...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA’s VAT system among best in the world, according to IMF »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) SA has one of the most efficient systems of value-added tax (VAT) in the world, according t...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Section 98 on withdrawal of assessments may provide relief to the taxpayer in Medox Ltd v CSARS »
  Authors: Nina Keyser and Joon Chong (Webber Wentzel) In  Medox Limited v CSARS  (20059/2014) [2015]...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penalties encourage more taxpayers to submit returns on time »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) received more than R670m in penalties during the...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Davis Committee’s VAT report unpacked »
Author: Amanda Visser (Moneyweb) The Davis Tax Committee’s first interim report  on Value Added Tax (VAT) opens th...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your tax practitioner registered? »
Author: Mark Bechard (IOL) Tax-filing season is an opportunity for the criminally inclined to defraud taxpayers, and one...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS gives olive branch to overseas tax evaders »
Author: Marika Sboros (BizNews) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) needs all the positive publicity it can get, a...
13 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Not too late for tax evaders »
Author: Moneyweb Those who evaded tax through HSBC accounts in Switzerland can use the Voluntary Disclosure Programme....
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record cocaine bust at OR Tambo International Airport »
Author: SARS Pretoria, 7 July 2015  – Customs officials confiscated more than R7 million worth of cocaine in a bag...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Abuse of tax treaties must end »
Author: Moneyweb   National Treasury says the abuse of double tax agreements by multinational companies is the main...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT hikes lesser evil to raise tax revenue »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive)  A HIKE in the value-added tax (VAT) rate would be less distorting for the macroeconom...
08 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call to review VAT laws »
Author: Sechaba ka'Nkosi (Iol) Johannesburg - The Davis Tax Commission has called for the review of VAT laws that govern...
03 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Although the Tax Court is not a court of law, fundamental principles of the law of evidence apply »
Author: PwC South Africa Even though the Tax Court is not ‘a court of law’ in the strict sense of the word, but a speci...
03 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A great start to SA’s tax season »
Author: Nicolette Dirk (IOL) By the close of the first day of tax season that started on Wednesday, 171 568 tax returns...
02 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Almost 67,000 taxpayers submit returns via eFiling as tax season starts »
Author: Natasha Marrian (BDlive) R1.1-trillion based on the current economic climate. The tax season got off to a posit...
02 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax fraudsters come out to prey »
Author:  Masego Rahlaga (Eyewitness News) SARS says the activities of syndicates become particularly prevalen...
01 July 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS expects decrease in number of tax returns received »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The annual tax season starts on Wednesday and about 3.7-million tax returns from individu...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Khanyisa project in George »
Author: Fasset Within the challenging South African work environment we look at ways to ensure future employees come to...
30 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to file tax returns »
Author: Fin24 Tax filing season is due to start in less than 12 hours, and although thousands of taxpayers are already p...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPR 193 Debt reduction by way of set-off »
Author: BDO South Africa SARS issued Binding Private Ruling 193 (‘BPR 193') on 15 June 2015, which deals with...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finality of assessments not objected to »
Author: BDO South Africa The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) confirmed the finality of income tax assessments in the absen...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The new MOU with Mauritius »
Author: BDO South Africa SARS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) on 2...
29 June 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Remedies if requested to prove submission of returns more than 10 years ago »
Authors: Nina Keyser, Joon Chong and Nirvasha Singh (Webber Wentzel) In recent weeks, SARS requested a particular t...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice of judgment in terms of the Tax Administration Act »
Author: Heinrich Louw (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Judgment was handed down in the matter between  Lifman and others...
29 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cross-issue of shares and tax-free corporate migrations »
Author: Heinrich Louw ( DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the 2015 Budget, the Minister of Finance indicated that paragraph...
26 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax treaty with Mauritius blocks outflow »
Author: Lisa Steyn (Mail & Guardian) A new treaty makes it more difficult for companies to take advantage of tax lo...
24 June 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
All foreign companies with SA sourced income must file tax returns for 2015 »
Author: Webber Wentzel SARS has released the Notice to Furnish Returns for 2015 setting out who must submit an income ta...

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WHY REGISTER WITH SAIT?

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.

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