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2020 Webinar: #TaxpayersRightsMatter with the Office of the Tax Ombud
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When: 17 September 2020
From 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar
South Africa
Contact: Thabelo Raivhogo

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The Tax Season is upon us and the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) has launched an informative digital campaign, #TaxpayersRightsMatter. Its CEO, Prof Thabo Legwaila, will address stakeholders on this campaign as well as the extra efforts put in place, not only to promote awareness about the rights of taxpayers but also how the organisation is committed to defending the rights of taxpayers against any abuse or infringement by the South African Revenue Service. He will also address some of his concerns regarding challenges facing tax practitioners regarding their understanding of taxpayer rights and how and when the OTO assists with resolving taxpayers' complaints.

The session will also address the following questions:

  • What is #TaxpayersRightsMatter about?
  • What is the OTO doing to advance the rights of taxpayers?
  • What is the latest regarding the taxpayers' bill of rights that the OTO has advocated for since its inception?
  • What are some of the issues the OTO is concerned about regarding tax practitioners and how these could be addressed?


Professor Thabo Legwaila

CEO - Office of the Tax Ombud 

Prof. Legwaila has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, Senior Tax Consultant at KPMG and later Ernst & Young, Director of Business Tax at the National Treasury and Head of Africa Tax at Citibank. He is a Professor of Tax at the University of Johannesburg and a member of the Davis Tax Committee.

He holds the following academic qualifications: B Juris (Venda); LLB (Wits); LLM (Wits); Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law (UCT); LLM (UCT) and LLD (Pretoria). He is co-author and editor of the textbook Tax Law: An Introduction.


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