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2017 Tax Administration Act Seminar – Durban
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When: 18 October 2017
From 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
Where: Musgrave Hotel
315-319 Ridge Rd
Durban, KZN  4001
South Africa
Contact: Tshepo Magopa

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Get the latest on tax administration and tax disputes.

The seminar will deal with the legislative framework, recent applicable authorities, and administrative policies and procedures which are essential to managing your tax case/dispute with SARS to ensure a fair and equal outcome for the taxpayer.

The worldwide trend is that tax disputes are on the rise with revenue authorities. Knowledge and navigational skills are key to the tax administration landscape in order to secure correct, transparent and fair treatment from the authorities.

The backbone of the SARS administrative processes is contained in the Tax Administration Act which came into operation in October 2012. The Act assists SARS to achieve its objections in an efficient and effective manner whilst also increasing the compliance levels of taxpayers. This one piece of legislation strives to incorporate the administrative provisions that are generic to all tax Acts, remove redundant administrative provisions and harmonise provisions as far as possible.

Course content

Topics covered include the following:

  • Overview of the tax dispute landscape
  • How a tax dispute arises - types of assessments (including requests for information, managing a SARS audit and penalty assessments)
  • How to dispute an assessment – grounds of objection
  • Debt management – SARS’ collection division
  • Instalment payment process
  • Submitting and managing suspension of payment applications
  • Tax appeal process – tax board versus tax appeal court
  • Alternative dispute resolution process
  • Compromise and settlements of tax debt
  • Voluntary Disclosure Programme
  • Other remedies available: Judicial review process
  • Lodging a complaint with SARS/Tax Ombud
  • Practical tips on dealing with SARS


Elle-Sarah Rossato

Elle-Sarah is an admitted attorney and associate director at KPMG. She is currently co-responsible for the Dispute Resolution and Tax Controversy Division in KPMG and assists clients on a daily basis to resolve complex tax disputes with SARS. She is a member of the Steering Committee of KPMG’s Global Dispute Resolution Network and presents regularly to tax practitioners at tax seminars and workshops.

Prior to joining KPMG, she worked at SARS for more than a decade where she was responsible for managing a legal and debt management specialised unit in the Enforcement Division.

Elle-Sarah contributes to tax thought in South Africa and regularly publishes articles in professional journals and other publications.


This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 4 hours verifiable output CPD hours. Including the following professional bodies: SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA, ICBA, IAC, AAT

Event Investment

Free for all 2017 General Tax Practitioner and Tax & Accounting CPD subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Please click here for more information).

Option 1 - Seminar:
Member: R985.00
Non-member: R1150.00
Printed notes: R 50.00

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Event time: 09.00 – 13.00

Important: Printed copies of notes is optional and will cost additional R50 per set and must be ordered. Electronic notes will be emailed to all registered delegates 2 days prior to the event. Should you require a printed copy on the day of the seminar kindly select the printed seminar notes when registering for the event.

Option 2 - Dedicated Webinar Broadcast
This dedicated CPD webinar will be presented from 09.00 – 13.00 date on 23 October 2017
Member: R450.00
Non-member: R500.00
Company Price: R850.00

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Option 3 - DVD
This CPD event will be recorded and available to purchase on DVD. Available 31 October 2017.
Member: R650.00
Non-member: R720.00

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Payments & Cancellations

  • All payments must be made by EFT or by credit card, at least 3 working days before commencement of an event.
  • Kindly note that should payment not been received 2 days after the event, legal action will be taken
  • Proof of payment will be requested at registration, if payment at that point in time has not been reflected on SAIT's bank account.
  • Only written notice of cancellation will be recognised.
  • Conditions:
    • If the cancellation occurs more than 4 working days prior to the event no cancellation fee will be charged.
    • If the cancellation occurs less than 4 working days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
  • Delegates who book and fail to attend will be liable for the full event fee.
  • SAIT's liability in the case of an event being cancelled will be limited to a refund or credit of the event fee.
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