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14 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shares Issued in BBBEE Arrangements Are these Transactions Tax Free? »
Author: Pieter van der Zwan (The University of North-West Many South African companies are involved in transactions...
14 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time for South Africa to Enter the Borderless Tax Arena »
Author: Nazrien Kader (Deloitte) The Income Tax Act in South Africa, which has been amended on an ad hoc basis over the...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Morality in Corporate Tax »
Author: Bernard Sacks (Mazars) Corporate tax practitioners have traditionally focused on minimising companies’ tax...
10 October 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Double Taxation Agreement Between South Africa And Mauritius »
Author: Norma Church (Grant Thornton) On 17 May 2013, the governments of South Africa (SA) and Mauritius signed a new do...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Variable Remuneration Section 7B »
Author: Rob Stretch & Trusha Ichharam (EY) Many employers in South Africa have, in relation to variable remuneration...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Perils of Low-interest and Interest-free Loans »
Author: Professor Jackie Arendse (University of the Witwatersrand) Loans between companies and shareholders are a fairly...
10 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Rocky Road of Corporate Income Tax Compliance »
Author: Lesley Isherwood (KPMG) According to the 2013/2014 budget announced in February, National Treasury estimates tha...
10 April 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Advice for Tax Practitioners »
Source: Prof Anneline Venter "Your desire to advise other people, grows in line with your perception... that assumes y...
10 April 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Parting Shot: Tax Practitioners, Attorneys and Registering with SARS »
Source: Prof Daniel N Erasmus As chairperson of the LSSA Tax and Exchange Control Committee, I am able to report the f...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the Psychology Behind a Tax Return »
Source: Erich Bell The reliance that tax practitioners place on questionable information provided by clients is a heav...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minimum Standards for Tax Practice: Where Should We Draw the Line? »
Source: Sharon Smulders The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2012 (‘TALAA’) brought about the formal regulation...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax and Penalties: The Perspective of a Tax Practitioner »
Source: Pieter van der Zwan The Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (hereaſter referred to as the ‘TAA’) provides for a...
26 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Practice of Due Diligence »
Source: Charl Geldenhuys & Ronel de Kock In the recent past there was no governance by any recognised body for tax...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful Tax Practices: Back to the Front »
Authors: Graeme Saggers & John Edwards SARS continues to push more of the responsibility of administration of t...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Ten Tips for Tax Practitioners »
Author:   Joan Hamman Ungerer 1.  Become a specialist in your field of tax law Know the various tax...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Profession set for Reform »
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is engaged in a number of initiatives aimed at improving the compliance culture a...
15 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulation is a win-win »
Source: Mark Kingon & Franz Tomasek At SARS, we believe that if you are making your fair contribution and doing t...
16 October 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Technology is Key to Compliance in a World of Global Tax Scrutiny »
Author: Brian Peccarelli (Thomson Reuters) Technology has created the global village in which most businesses now o...
20 March 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friedman’s ideals in a modern world »
Source: Matthew Lester   WHEN I was a student 30 years ago, the hardline business philosophies of Milton Friedma...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed Tax Amendments Will Assist Business Rescue »
Proposed Tax Amendments Will Assist Business Rescue Chapter 6 of the Companies Act No. 71 2008 (the Companies Act) intro...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Records In The Cloud »
Tax Records In The Cloud Storing Tax Records In The Cloud: What Are SARS’ Requirements? Taxpayers are generally requir...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Right To LPP For Tax Advice »
The Right To LPP For Tax Advice Much has recently been made of a taxpayer’s right to legal professional privilege (LPP)...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
PENALTIES Nobody likes punishment, whether it is in the form of criticism, a slap on the wrist, a fine or some other w...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prescription of Assessments »
Prescription of Assessments As is well known, the general rule is that the SARS is prohibited from raising an assessment...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Tax Administration Act, Taxpayers’ rights and SARS Audits »
The Tax Administration Act, Taxpayers’ rights  and SARS Audits With the commencement of the new Tax Administration...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pay Now Argue Later »
Pay Now Argue Later The new Tax Administration Act No 28 of 2011 (TAA) was promulgated with effect from 1 October 2012 a...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS & Fair Administrative Action: Quo Vadis? »
SARS & Fair Administrative Action: Quo Vadis? From inception, South Africa’s income tax legislation recognised a tax...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sars vs Taxpayers’ Rights »
Sars  vs  Taxpayers’  Rights The Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA), was promulgated on 4 July 2...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Taxpayer’s Right to Manage its Exposure »
A Taxpayer’s Right  to Manage its Exposure When dealing with exposure to taxation, there is little doubt that it is...
31 January 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Permanent Voluntary Disclosure Programme: The Cake Without The Icing »
Permanent Voluntary Disclosure Programme: The Cake Without The Icing "In the event that the applicant fails to disclose...
12 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The ATAF Transfer Pricing Is A High Priority »
The ATAF Transfer Pricing Is A High Priority Originally there were 34 members of ATAF; is this number still the same or...
12 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Negotiating Tax In Africa »
Negotiating Tax In Africa "Africa offers great potential in terms of investment,but multinationals need to strategise bu...
12 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Political Tax Talk »
Political Tax Talk Dr DT George (DA) put forward a question to the Minister of Finance in the National Assembly as to wh...
12 November 2012   (1 Comment - view/add)
IT14SD Requirements And Difficulties »
IT14SD Requirements And Difficulties The Supplementary Declaration for Companies and Close Corporations(IT14SD) was lau...
12 November 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACCFINS Tax System Will Save You 50% Of Your Tax Compliance Labour »
ACCFINS Tax System Will Save You 50% Of  Your  Tax Compliance Labour Totally Integrated Solution Accfin is th...

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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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