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Tax Practitioners called into line
       | Press Releases

In terms of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 which is expected to be signed into law by President Zuma before the ANC’s Mangaung election conference starts on December 15th, all tax advisers are required to find ... Read more...
 
 
Savings in South Africa, Sharon Smulders
       | Press Releases

On Request: I am writing an article on how to boost SA's savings rate for the April issue of kulula's inflight magazine, khuluma.I am looking for economists and other financial experts to respond to the following... Read more...
 
 
Proposals to the tax treatment of individual
       | Press Releases

On Wednesday, the 11th of September Treasury presented the draft response document to the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2013 to Parliament’s Standing Committee of Finance. “One significant... Read more...
 
 
SAIT’s 4th National Tax Conference in May: unpacking the Tax Administration Act
       | Press Releases

The end of 2012 will see landmark changes in the South African Tax fraternity as far reaching amendments to the Tax Administration Act, 2011 are expected to be signed into law by President Zuma before the ANC’s Mangaung election Conference. Read more...
 
 
Tax profession now recognised in law
December 2012 | Press Releases

The end of 2012 will see landmark changes in the South African Tax fraternity as far reaching amendments to the Tax Administration Act, 2011 are expected to be signed into law by President Zuma before the ANC’s Mangaung election Conference. Read more...
 
 
Is your Tax Advisor compliant?
February 2013 | Press Releases

The Tax Amendment Act, which passed into legislation in December 2012, has started a countdown for the entire tax profession, with less than 6 months remaining for tax advisors to register with a recognised controlling body. Read more...
 
 
Youth wage subsidy in the spotlight.
February 2013 | Press Releases

First mooted by Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, in 2010, the youth wage subsidy is an effort to alleviate the plight of young, inexperienced and unemployed young people, Read more...
 
 
5 steps to mitigate tax risk
March 2013 | Press Releases

Taxpayers are constantly exposed to non-compliance penalties and the threat of sanctions. Stiaan Klue, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) looks at five essential steps Read more...
 
 
TaxTalk magazine to go upmarket and in-house
April 2013 | Press Releases

TaxTalk magazine, which serves as the official journal of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), is set to undergo a complete overhaul in both form... Read more...
 
 
Tax Practitioners facing their own deadline
30 April 2013 | Press Releases

he South African Institute for Tax Practitioners (SAIT) is red flagging a potential bottleneck as the July 1 deadline looms. There is growing concern that time is running out for nearly half of the South African tax practitioners, who Read more...
 
 
SARS deadline for tax practitioners will affect taxpayers
June 2013 | Press Releases

ll taxpayers are strongly advised to ensure that the tax practitioner they choose is compliant and registered with a recognised controlling body, otherwise they could face a nasty surprise... Read more...
 
 
SAIT welcomes new Tax Ombudsman
October 2013 | Press Releases

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan today appointed retired Gauteng Judge President, Bernard Ngoepe as South Africa’s first Tax Ombud.During the past month, speculation was rife amongst tax practitioners Read more...
 
 
National Treasury calls for open dialogue
November 2013 | Press Releases

NOVEMBER: Ismail Momoniat, Acting Director-General, National Treasury made a call for a deeper level of engagement between SARS and the tax payer, especially when tax proposals and reforms are being tabled. Read more...
 
 
Hot buttered Budget Speech breakfast
6 February 2014 | Press Releases

The eagerly anticipated 2014 Budget Speech Breakfast will see a panel of leading business and financial authorities discuss the wider implications of Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2013/2014 Budget Speech on the morning Read more...
 
 
Budget 2014: A static budget with little future guidance  
6 February 2014 | Press Releases

As expected, the nation received a static budget speech today from Minister Gordhan. With reports of inefficiencies and wasteful expenditure in the media of late, Prof Smulders, Head of Tax Technical and Policy at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) states that “it was
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SARS and international professional services firms achieve top Tax marks
6 February 2014 | Press Releases

The results of South Africa’s first tax specialist national qualifying examination were announced in Pretoria on Wednesday February 26. The pass rate is 51%, with the international professional services firms Deloitte, KPMG and EY ranking tops. Trevor Campbell, a SARS employee was also amongst the top 10 achievers, and Aneesa Carrim from
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Does your business qualify for SME tax concessions?
26 April 2014 | Press Releases

Whether a business is classified as a small business, or not, is a highly relevant issue from a South African tax perspective, because special taxation concessions are available specifically for small businesses, however no single definition of “small business” is contained in any of the tax statutes administered by SARS. In fact, some of the various tax statues dealing with these concessions do not refer to the term
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South Africa on par with international tax qualifications
26 April 2014 | Press Releases

The South African Quality Authority (SAQA) is pleased to finally announce the registration of the Tax Professional as an occupational qualification, after a five year gestation which incorporated lengthy deliberations between the South African Revenue Service,
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WHY REGISTER WITH SAIT?

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.

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