The regulation of the tax profession introduced a new professional landscape for South African tax practitioners, and SARS now requires that registered tax practitioners annually follow a programme of lifelong learning.
As a responsible recognized controlling body, SAIT revised its CPD policy to comply with the new regulatory landscape. In order to fulfill our mandate, the Institute introduced a formal accreditation policy for organisations and firms offering lifelong learning programmes and other Tax CPD activities.
In effect, all Tax CPD providers offering Tax CPD learning programmes to SAIT members will be required to apply to SAIT for accreditation and regular verification of their output CPD programmes. Only SAIT CPD accredited programmes will be recognized as verifiable input and output Tax CPD for all SAIT members.
Please ensure that the mark of accreditation is displayed when attending SAIT accredited CPD events with external CPD providers.
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.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER
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.