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Single Registration (Update)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014   (1 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

All of you received our Member Alert last week Friday regarding the meeting with SARS to discuss the problems experienced by Tax Practitioners assisting their clients via e-filing and at the call centre. Please note that the tax practitioners should be able to continue with business as usual, except for the online registrations for new entities and the ability to change/amend the permanent information of a client.  Further clarity will be provided in the near future with regard to updating the public officer (registered representative) information on e-filing, as well as the setup requirements of the tax practitioner’s e-filing profile.  

Please note: You will only be able to successfully update your tax practitioner details on efiling once the SARS system is updated with all the Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) member details. SARS is still in the process of doing this, so we will inform you once it is activated. To prepare yourself for this, please go to "Tax Practitioner Registration Process” Guide on the SARS website (   

Most important for now is to ensure that you are in good standing with SAIT (CPD up to date, membership fees paid, all required documentation (such as TCC) submitted to SAIT) so that you can continue practice as a tax practitioner and assist your clients.  


Heather M. Ridley says...
Posted Thursday, 22 May 2014
Why is SARS trying to make out jobs so hard. We are doing a great deal of their work for them. Just wish they would stop changing things on e-filing. This is so frustrating.



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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