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4th National Tax Conference - The Tax Administration Act, 2011 - Three Days - (22/03 - 19/04)
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The Tax Administration Act is a major piece of legislation that will affect every single person responsible for tax in South Africa. While the overall aim of the Act is to incorporate into one piece of legislation certain generic administrative provisions that were previously duplicated in various tax acts, the TAA does much more besides this, including significantly extending SARS' powers.

When: 2013/05/15 - 2013/05/17
08:00 - 17:00
Where: Sandton Convention Centre
8 Fredman Drive
Johannesburg, Gauteng  2196
South Africa
Contact: Nadia du Plessis

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The Tax Administration Act affects the most significant changes to the South African tax regime since the dawn of democracy. A significant part of the TAA is concerned with streamlining and incorporating into one piece of legislation certain generic administrative provisions that were previously duplicated in various Tax Acts. However, the TAA also significantly extends SARS' powers, modifies numerous administrative procedures, lays the foundation for further modernisation of the tax system and in some cases, extends taxpayer rights and imposes on SARS significant administrative obligations.

The effects of the TAA, then, range widely from the minor (where mere consolidation occurs) to the enormously significant (where, for example, SARS receives substantial new powers). It is vital for all tax practitioners, financial managers, tax managers and everyone involved in tax compliance to fully understand the TAA, so that they can distinguish the minor from the significant and can adapt to the new regulatory landscape. Understanding the TAA is important not only because it makes compliance possible, but because taxpayers then understand their rights and SARS' duties towards them. The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), in association with The Institute for International Research (IIR), is pleased to announce that it is hosting this National Conference on the Tax Administration Act, 2011.

The conference will be taking place over three days from the 15th to the 17th of May at the Sandton Convention Centre. Attendees will receive 6 CPD points for each day of attendance and different packages will be on offer, allowing attendees to choose between attending the full three day conference or to attend two selected days instead. The full program containing a detailed schedule for each day can be found at the link below.

To download and view the complete program and brochure for this event please click here.




Key topics to be discussed include:
  • A comprehensive, 'deep dive' of the key provisions of the TAA and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2013
  • Taxpayer rights vs SARS' duties and powers
  • Limitations on SARS' powers and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000
  • SARS' enhanced information gathering rights, including search and seizure without a warrant
  • The new penalty regime, the underestimation penalty, administrative penalties and how remittances work
  • Surviving an audit under the TAA
  • Future modernisation of tax administration: single registration, self-assessment and accounting transformation



  • Access all you need to know about the TAA, in one place and one time, delivered, filtered and explained by the smartest minds in tax
  • Learn about your rights as a taxpayer and ensure that you and your clients are treated fairly
  • Understand the new penalty regime so you can avoid any nasty surprises
  • Understand SARS' and Treasury's points of view, and learn about further planned changes
  • Network with tax practitioners from all over South Africa



  • Tax Managers and Group Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Financial Directors
  • Financial Managers
  • Tax Advisors
  • Auditors
  • Accountants and Management Accountants



  • Judge Dennis Davis: High Court of South Africa
  • Prof. Michael Katz, Chairman, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
  • Dr. Beric Croome, Tax Executive, ENS
  • Ray Eskinazi, Executive : Group Tax, Sasol
  • Des Kruger, Director: Tax, Ernst & Young
  • Graham Walker, Group Tax Manager: Altron
  • Stiaan Klue, Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Tax Practitioners
  • Prof. Jackie Arendse, Head of the School of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Kyle Mandy, Head, National Tax Technical, PwC
  • Johan van der Walt, Director: Tax, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Andrew Wellsted, Tax Director, Norton Rose
  • Lesley Isherwood, Associate Director, KPMG
  • Hema Moodley, Group Tax Manager, South African Breweries
  • Chris Green, Associate Director, Deloitte
  • Patrick Mawire, Tax Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Weatherford
  • Pieter Faber, Senior Manager, Tax Technical, PwC
  • Nina Keyser, Partner, Tax, Webber Wentzel
  • Muhammad Saloojee, Partner & Director: Tax and Legal, KPMG
  • Yolandi Esterhuizen, Legislation Specialist, Sage VIP
  • Kerry Watkin, Senior Associate, TRM Daniel Erasmus Tax Court Practitioners
  • Robert Gad, Director, Tax, ENS
  • Prof. Daniel Erasmus, Senior International Tax Attorney & Advisor, International Institute for Tax & Finance




Price:Register before 22 March 2013Register between 23 March and 19 April 2013Register after 19 April 2013
Three days
(non-SAIT members)
R9 118.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R2 280
R10 258.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R1 140
R11 398.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
Three days
(SAIT members)
R6 268.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R2 280
R7 408.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R1 140
R8 548.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
Two days
(non-SAIT members)
R6 838.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R1 140
R7 408.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R570
R7 978.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
Two days
(SAIT members)
R4 558.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R1 140
R5 128.86
(incl. 14% VAT)
save R570
R5 698.86
(incl. 14% VAT)






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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