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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...
28 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee Share Scheme Dividends »
Author: Robert Gad & Megan McCormack (ENS) Earlier this year, National Treasury proposed a new regime to prevent "di...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pool of Compliant Tax Payers in SA is Growing, says SARS »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay) Almost 92% of taxpayers who are obliged to submit a tax return this year made Friday...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Unemotional data’ Show SA’s Tax Rate Compares Well With World Average »
Author: Amanda Visser (BusinessDay) South Africa has improved its ranking in the ease of paying taxes for a typical smal...
27 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
How SA’s Tax System Stacks Up »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (Moneywebtax) Worldwide ranking improves from 32nd to 24th position –World Bank & PwC...
25 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT Consequences Of Claiming Damages And Compensation »
Author: Carmen Holdstock (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) The South African VAT system is destination based, which means that only...
25 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Distributions From And Donations To Foreign Trusts »
Author: Heinrich Louw (CliffeDekkerHofmeyr) On 18 November 2013 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding...
25 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stolen Cheques, Refunds And The Taxman »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (MoneywebTax) No payments in excess of R100 000 with regards to assessed tax, value-added...
18 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Implications Of VAT BGR 14 »
Author: KPMG SARS issued Binding General Ruling 14 (BGR14) on 22 March 2013, which deals with the VAT treatment of suppl...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deductibility Of Empowerment Costs – Part 2 »
Author: Danielle Botha (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) In the Tax Alert of 6 July 2012, we considered the deductibility of advi...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disposal Of Shares In Land Rich Companies »
Author: Andrew Lewis (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Australia issued the judgment of R...
15 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Tax On Jobs? »
Author: Ingé Lamprecht (MoneywebTax) Introduction of carbon tax could result in significant job losses. Indust...
13 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
E-commerce Suppliers To Register For VAT »
Author: Webber Wentzel Suppliers of electronic services from a place in an export country (generally outside South Afric...
13 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participation Exemption Refined »
Author: Webber Wentzel Refinement of participation exemption in respect of foreign dividends  The TLAB has intro...
12 November 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Share Scheme Pitfalls »
Author: BDO The recently released Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2013 (the TLAB) contains a provision (a new proviso (i...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
60 Day Time Limit Placed On Section 6quin Rebate »
Author: BDO The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 24 of 2011 (TLAA) introduced subsection (3A) to section 6quin of the Inc...
12 November 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax Tail Or The Business Dog – Are Trusts Still Relevant? »
Author: Dirk Kotze (Mazars) During the 2013 National Budget Speech Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan ended years of sp...

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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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