Entries by Tax Dispute Resolution

Objections and Appeals: The Helpless Taxpayer?

OBJECTIONS AND APPEALS:THE HELPLESS TAXPAYER? Only assessments and certain prescribed decisions are subject to objection and appeal in terms of section 104 of the Tax Administration Act, No. 28 of 2011 (“the TAA”). There are a multitude of decisions that can be made by SARS and that are not subject to objection and appeal. These […]

SA’s Tax Dilemma: Hiking VAT vs Wealth Taxes

ALL eyes will be on government’s tax proposals in the upcoming national budget, to be tabled in Parliament on February 22. The minister of finance already indicated in his mini budget that the fiscal authorities will be looking for additional tax revenue of R28bn in the 2017/18 fiscal year, plus a further R15bn in 2018/19, […]

President Jacob Zuma Signs Bills Into Law

The following Bills were promulgated and signed on 11 January 2017 by President Jacob Zuma: The Taxation Laws Amendment Act; The Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2016; The Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws (Administration) Act, 2016; and The Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act, 2016. Several changes have […]

eFiling Profile Hacking

VISIT YOUR NEAREST SARS BRANCH TO VERIFY CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL Some taxpayers recently received messages from SARS about the changing of their personal details. If you received this message (and to ensure that the resultant changes are not fraudulent) you are kindly requested to visit your nearest SARS branch as soon as possible with […]

Guide: SVDP Version 1.2

A draft guide on the special voluntary disclosure program was issued and deals with the time frame as well as the relief offered to taxpayers on international un-declared assets. For access to the entire guide, please click here.