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15 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Clarity on SARS Views requires careful drafting of Sales of Going Concern Agreements »
Author: KPMG Tax and Legal Tax implications in relation to the assumption of contingent liabilities in part settlement o...
15 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the Transitional Rules dealing with Penalties in the Tax Administration Act »
  Author: Beric Croome ( ENSafrica) Introduction The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, No. 40 of 2013 w...
14 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Private Sector Sceptical About Youth Wage Subsidy »
Author: Ray Mahlaka (Moneyweb) The uptake of matriculants into the job market, owing to the new youth wage subsidy, is e...
14 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth Wage Subsidy - DA Urges Employers to Claim Tax Breaks Despite Threats in ANC »
Author: Tim Harris (DA) Proposed changes to the Youth Wage Subsidy in the ANC manifesto undermine the legislative p...
14 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of Public Benefit Organisations Changed »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) ‘Ruling could take parties unaware’ - Piet Nel. Public benefit organis...
09 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fracking Tax ‘Will Promote Renewable Energy’ »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) One way of mitigating the negative effect of fracking for shale gas in the Karoo would be t...
08 January 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Relaxation of Allowances on Improvements to Leasehold Property »
Author: Douglas Gaul (Grant Thornton) In the past, if a tenant was not the owner of land and buildings, but wanted to cl...
08 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Capital Gains Tax ‘is Bad News for SA' »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) South Africans with property in the UK will in future be liable for capital gains tax the...
07 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury Plans to Tax Dividends Paid to Employees as Income »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) Changes proposed by the Treasury in the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill follow internat...
07 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plan for Tax on Foreign Services Questioned »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) The proposed introduction of a 15% withholding tax on consultancy, management and technic...
06 January 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Youth Wage Subsidy Comes into Effect »
Author: Linda Ensor and Sapa (BDlive) The Employment Tax Incentive Act, commonly known as the youth wage subsidy, came i...
20 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cosatu to Step up Fight Over Youth Subsidy »
Author: Linda Ensor (BDlive) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Thursday it would continue its...
19 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Compliance in SA Set to Get Harder »
Author: Amanda Visser (BDlive) South Africa’s tax system is among the most sophisticated in the world, surpassing many o...
17 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thomson Reuters Survey Highlights Businesses are Ill Prepared for Greater Tax Transparency »
Author: Thomson Reuters Global organisations are not adequately prepared for the global government push for greater tax...
17 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
REITs Law Sparks Foreign Investor Interest in SA Property »
Author: Chris Smith (BDO) At a time when South Africa urgently needs foreign investment, the advent of the country’s R...
17 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unpacking the Bills »
Author: Lesley Isherwood (KPMG) The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (the "TLAB”) and Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Taxation of Employer-Provided Low Cost Housing: A Step in Right Direction, but no Leap for Mankind »
Author: Kristel van Rensburg (ENS) As part of Government’s anti-poverty objectives, Government is seeking to provide low...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendments to the Transitional Rules Dealing with Penalties in the Tax Administration Act »
  Author: Beric Croome (ENS) The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, No. 40 of 2013 was introduced in Parliame...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Dividend Exemption »
Author: Lavina Daya (ENS) South African resident companies (and individuals) are required to include in their gross inco...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Income Tax Deductions v Value-Added Tax Deductions »
Author: Robert Gad and Jadyne Devnarain (ENS) Broadly speaking, in their ordinary business operations, certain entities...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the Understatement Penalty Regime »
  Author: Toinette Beckert (ENS) The Tax Administration Act No. 28 of 2011 ("the TAA”) became effective on 1 Octo...
11 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investment Treaty between South Africa and Germany Cancelled »
Author: Kay Schröder (Senior Counsel of the German Southern African Chamber of Commerce) In an attempt to overhaul its...
10 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Remittance Of Administrative Non-Compliance Penalties »
Author: Charl Hall (Mazars) Since the enactment of the Tax Administration Act (TAA) the South African Revenue Services (...
09 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Decision in KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Kadodia v CSARS »
  Author: PwC The judgment of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in the case of Kadodia v CSARS, which was delivered...
09 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Residency Status Of a Non-Resident Who Applies For a Temporary Residence Permit »
Author: PwC Now that South Africa has a residence-based system of income tax, a decision by a non-resident to become ta...
09 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Constitutional Court Confirms: Search and Seizure of Customs and Excise Act - Unconstitutional »
Author: PwC On 8 April 2013 in Gaertner v Minister of Finance (2013) 75 SATC 184, the Western Cape High Court held that...
06 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capital Gains Tax: Trusts vs Individuals »
Author: Rigard Sevenster (MoneywebTax) Many financial planners, and the general public at large, have expressed concern...
03 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investors Need More Than What's on Offer »
Author: Matthew Lester (BusinessDay) There is a new tax package on the way for special economic zones to replace the old...
02 December 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trade Deficit Widens, Economists Await Current Account Data »
Author: BDlive South Africa’s trade balance, which now includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland reco...
29 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Determining A 'Group Of Companies' For Purposes Of The Corporate Rules »
Author: Andrew Lewis (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (the Act) contains a definition of a 'group...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SA Shines In Global Tax Rankings »
Author: Fin24 South Africa is one of only 18 countries that comply fully with international standards on the transparenc...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Taxation of South African Mining and Prospecting Companies: Certain and Predictable? »
Author: Andries Myburgh (ENS) Benjamin Franklin once said "but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes To The Taxation Of Dividends In Employee Share Schemes »
Author: Stephan Spamer & Mareli Treurnicht (ENS) As a general rule, subject to certain exceptions, local dividends r...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supplementary Reforms To The Tax Implications Of Debt Instruments With Equity Features »
Author: Arnaaz Camay (ENS) On 4 July 2013, the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill ("DTLAB”) was issued by National Treas...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tariff Applications On Fittings of Iron, Steel or Copper For Motor Vehicle, Building and Furniture »
Author: Andre Erasmus (ENS) Tariff Applications on fittings of iron, steel or copper for motor vehicle, building and fu...

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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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