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14 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT considerations between developers and owners of land »
Author: Carmen Moss-Holdstock (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Where a registered vendor for Value-added Tax (VAT) purposes disp...
07 July 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Court sets ‘rules of the game’ for SARS audit »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) A judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal sets out the "rules of the game" for an audit b...
07 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility of costs in respect of plant used in the production of renewable energy »
Author: Nicole Paulsen (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) In our Tax Alert of 7 March 2014, we discussed how the energy landscape...
07 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capitalisation of shareholder loans »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued Binding P...
04 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understatement Penalties in hindsight »
Author: Louis van Manen (Grant Thornton Johannesburg) Some 20 months after the introduction of Understatement Penalties,...
04 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A taxpayer is entitled to object to an assessment on the grounds that the information in his return »
Author: PwC  A taxpayer is entitled to object to an assessment on the grounds that the information given in h...
03 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Treatment of loyalty programmes »
Authors: Carin Grobbelaar and Janine Swanepoel (Grant Thornton Cape)  Loyalty programmes are gaining more...
03 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Noose tightens on tax dodgers »
Author: Philani Nombembe (Times Live) Dodgy tax consultants are hitting the SA Revenue Service hard with more than R80-...
03 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will SARS’ IN 77 reduce the compliance burden for employer-provided telecommunication equipment »
Author: Bruce Russell (Grant Thornton) Employers provide their employees with telecommunication devices and services to...
01 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zimbabwe: Two Held in SA Over U.S. $850 K Smuggled Cigs »
Author: AllAfrica  The South Africa Revenue Service (Sars) on Sunday arrested two truck drivers for allegedly tryin...
01 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reportable arrangements and retrospectivity »
Author: Carmen Holdstock (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued an upda...
01 July 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Donations made between spouses »
Author: Heinrich Louw and Gigi Nyanin (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) Sections 54 to 64 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1...
26 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax break offers opportunity to reduce under-insurance »
Author: Kristy Jooste (Cape Business News) From March 2015, an amendment to the Income Tax Act will standardise the...
26 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Default judgement in tax litigation »
Authors: Robert Gad and Jadyne Devnarain (Tax ENSight) In terms of the current Tax Court rules published...
26 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility of audit fees »
Author: Beric Croome (Tax ENSight) On 7th March 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the as yet unrepo...
26 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interpretation of the Tax Administration Act in the context of SARS' powers to recover tax »
    Author: Caroline Rogers (Tax ENSight) The Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (" Tax Administration Act ”)...
26 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Default judgement in tax litigation »
Author: Robert Gad and Jadyne Devnarain (ENSAfrica) In terms of the current Tax Court rules published under the Income T...
26 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Single registration: will it reorganise the disorganised? »
Author: Beric Croome and Nada Kakaza (ENSAfrica) The South African Revenue Service ("SARS”) introduced a new streamlined...
25 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The political correctness of tax myths »
Author: Mike Schüssler (Moneyweb) Is South Africa being fairly compared? There is a perception that South Africa...
25 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New tax rules for employer contributions to retirement funds in 2015 »
Authors: Jenny Klein and Liesl Visser (Tax ENSight) The 1st of March 2015 will bring into effect  ne...
25 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
SARS’ powers to apply to court to declare a director delinquent in terms of the Companies Act »
   Author: Jerome Brink (ENSAfrica)  Section 162 of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008 (" the Companies...
25 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”) – do you know what is coming? »
Author: Okkie Kellerman (Tax ENSight) As a result of the global financial crisis, the necessity for growth has become pa...
23 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preserve and beat the taxman »
Author: Laura du Preez (Iol) You won’t be taxed on a share of a retirement fund awarded to you on divorce after March 1,...
23 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jail for SARS employees found guilty of fraud »
Author: Ilse la Grange (The Citizen)  Three former SARS employees and 11 of their friends and family members who d...
23 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The last word: A tale of greed, tax and a missing R12m »
Author: Rob Rose (BDlive) The murky story behind the sudden resignation of the Financial Services Board’s (FSB) Dawood S...
23 June 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tax exemption on foreign employment income »
Author: Ruaan van Eeden and Gigi Nyanin  (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) In terms of current practice, remuneration deriv...
23 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCA addresses administrative fairness in raising assessments and disputes before Tax Court »
  Author: Heinrich Louw   (DLACliffeDekkerHofmeyr) An interesting judgment was handed down in the Supr...
20 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS to widen list of 'reportable arrangements' »
Author: BDO  If SARS has its way, the current list of arrangements deemed reportable to SARS in terms of section 35...
20 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Secondary adjustment for thin capitalisation purposes »
Author: BDO  The 2014 Budget review proposes that the ‘deemed loan' secondary adjustment contained in sec...
20 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for chicken duties as Europe accused of dumping »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDLive) A preliminary finding of dumping against bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Nethe...
20 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does the in duplum rule limit interest payable on a tax debt? »
Author: Michael Honiball and Leani Nortjé (Webber Wentzel)    The in duplum rule is a South Af...
19 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A vital job to do, under severe constraints »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The Davis Tax Committee, whose task is to review South Africa’s tax system to assess whet...
18 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preservation orders and the tax administration act »
Author: Beric Croome (ENSAfrica) Prior to the enactment of the Tax Administration Act No. 28 of 2011 ("TAA”), the Commis...
18 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Uncertainty around interest deductibility for foreign funded acquisitions »
Author: Peter Dachs (ENSAfrica) Following the debacle with the suspension of section 45 of the Income Tax Act ("the Act”...
17 June 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The fine line between a restricted and unrestricted equity instrument »
Author: Andrew Lewis (DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) The complex tax legislation applicable to share incentive schemes has...

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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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