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SARS operational & eFiling questions
02 March 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the supply of labour subject to VAT? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Company A and company B are in the same group of companies. All the employees are employed...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How do I move a company from the income tax regime to the turnover tax regime? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Kindly explain the process to change a company's normal income tax to a turnover tax? A:...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is SARS allowed to telephonically request for supporting documentation? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: SARS is currently just issuing a general letter to taxpayers stating that the person has be...
24 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to declare a gift received by a non-resident in an ITR12 tax return? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: What is the correct way to declare in an individual tax return, when a non-resident (who i...
23 February 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
What documentation is required to register a body corporate for income tax? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: What documents are required to register a body corporate for income tax? I need to know w...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How do I complete an IT14SD? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I need some help with submitting an IT14SD. I am not sure how to complete the VAT reconcili...
23 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
When will the withholding tax on interest come into effect? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have received conflicting information regarding the withholding tax interest. I was under...
20 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can one obtain a tax clearance certificate for a deceased estate? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who has been made the executor of her mother’s estate by the Master of the...
16 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How should a foreign withholding tax be disclosed in an ITR14 tax return? »
Author: SAIT Techical Q: My question is as follows: My client (a company) invoices its customers, which are in Bots...
12 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What supporting documentation can be used as proof of address for a VAT registration? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I need clarity on the proof of address for a business and the proof of address for a repres...
11 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can one complete an IT3(b) tax certificate? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Please assist me with the following query: I have to compile an IT3(b) tax certificate for...
11 February 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Can one object to a penalty for the late submission of an IRP6? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client submitted her 2014 tax return in January 2015. She was charged with R 14 143, lat...
09 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are private companies obliged to issue IT3(b) certificates to their shareholders for dividends? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  Are private companies obliged to issue IT3b certificates to their shareholders for div...
05 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can PAYE be deducted from an employee with refugee status? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who is a refugee, that has been supposedly issued with an Income tax refere...
05 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to register an external company for income tax and PAYE with SARS? »
Author: SAIT Technical  How to register an external company for income tax and PAYE with SARS?  Q: ...
03 February 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to disclose a taxpayer’s emigration on a tax return? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client has been working abroad for several years and has had no South African income.&nb...
30 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Procedure to rectify an incorrect tax return submitted to SARS »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  My client completed his own ITR12 for 2014 and declared interest of R400 000, but the...
28 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are tax practitioners responsible for the non-submission of a return? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a few clients who have not forwarded their tax information for processing despite, e...
28 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Source code for CGT on a tax return »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: As at date of death of a client of mine, all taxes were calculated.  Then from date of...
28 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where must donations be declared in the ITR12? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Please can you help me, I need to show on an individual’s tax return a donation of R100k ma...
23 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is there a SARS form to request for the suspension of payment of tax? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q:  We would like to request a suspension of payment of tax, is there a specific form we c...
23 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can a representative register a trust for income tax on behalf of a client at a SARS branch? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We are encountering problems with registrations of new trusts as taxpayers, where SARS requ...
22 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is there a way an audit could be conducted in a shorter time frame? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We have a number of individual tax clients that have been selected for an audit for their 2...
20 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Waiting period of receiving refunds from SARS »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: Where can I get information on the time periods that SARS is allowed to take after notific...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can you query SARS why a return is selected for audit? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: When an income tax return is submitted and then selected by SARS for audit, is there any wa...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical tax credit-how much hearing loss qualifies as a disability »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client had an audiogram test from a registered ENT specialist. This report indicates tha...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-resident migrant worker filing early ITR12 due to their return to home country »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: The taxpayer is a non-resident and is native to India. Their work permit has expired and th...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-resident migrant worker filing early ITR12 due to their return to home country »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: The taxpayer is a non-resident and is native to India. Their work permit has expired and th...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can a general tax practitioner register a trust at the Master of the High Court? »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client is registered with a controlling body as a general tax practitioner (GTP) and woul...
15 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remedies available to a taxpayer whose tax refund was paid into a fraudulent bank account »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A client was due to receive a refund on their recent tax return submitted. However when the...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remedies where medical deduction disallowed because the 3 year prescription period passed »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: I have a client who had to upload documents for the 2008 tax period as his tax practitione...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where a vendor is liable for VAT a month before obtaining a VAT number from SARS »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: A customer of mine registered his company for VAT during October 2014. Apparently SARS app...
12 January 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SARS method of communication to a taxpayer without an email address »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: My client approached a SARS branch for completion of an income tax return, the SARS consul...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax practitioners can no longer register clients for initial (income tax) registration »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: We visited a SARS branch this morning in order to register a trust for income tax. We do h...
09 December 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A test for whether section 93 of the TAA applies »
Author: SAIT Technical Q: The background is as follows: The 2013 return was e-filed on 28.9.2013 and assessed and...

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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.

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