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SAIT’s 4th National Tax Conference in May: unpacking the Tax Administration Act
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SAIT’s 4th National Tax Conference in May: unpacking the Tax Administration Act

The Tax Administration Act (TAA) was signed into legislation by President Zuma in December 2012, and has introduced the most significant changes to the South African tax regime the new democracy has seen.

This important piece of legislation will be the central focus of the National Tax Conference which is taking place on the 15th to the 17th May at the Sandton Convention Centre.  Hosted by the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), the conference will present delegates with an overview of the entire TAA and its far reaching implications for the tax professional and tax payer alike.

“The 22 strong speaker panel comprises a cast of the brightest minds, assembled from leading auditing companies, the law profession, academia and big industry,” remarks Stiaan Klue, Chief Executive of SAIT, “Delegates will enjoy over 20 hours of high quality content and have an unique opportunity to network with tax practitioners, lawyers, accountants, advisors and managers from throughout South Africa.”

Researched and developed by the Institute for International Research (IIR), the conference promises to show how the TAA has extended SARS’ powers, and has significantly altered previous audit procedures and rules. In addition to looking at how the TAA has laid the foundation for further modernisation of the tax system, the conference will also reveal how, in certain cases, the TAA has extended taxpayer rights and has imposed new administrative obligations on the part of SARS.

This is the fourth National Conference on Tax which SAIT has hosted, and the event has established itself as a highlight on the South African tax calendar through the credentials of the assembled speakers and the value of the material presented. “ Taking place over three days with expert  presenters from various disciplines in tax, this an event that no one involved in South African tax can afford to miss,” Klue adds.



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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