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Effective handling of SARS queries, audits and dispute resolution 2020

Resolving disputes with SARS often takes up ever-increasing amounts of time. Managing the process as efficiently as possible requires a good knowledge of the rules of the game.

CPD Event: 2020 Webinar series: Debt restructuring and corporate reorganisations - Full Series

During the course of August to November 2020, three senior tax professionals from Bowmans Gilfillan will anchor four interactive webinar sessions on the practical application of tax law relating to debt restructuring and corporate reorganisations.

Tax Indaba Online

It's official! Tax Indaba 2020 will be taking place ONLINE from 7-9 September. View the website for more details (www.taxindaba.co.za).

Tax Administration & Interpretation
(SARS and Office of the Tax Ombud)

BPR 354 Cash grants to employee incentive trust to qualifying employees
Draft AfCFTA rules - 22 September 2020
CSARS and Another v Alves (A194/2019) [2020] ZAFSHC 123 (27 July 2020)

TAX CASES

Z v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (IT4412) [2019] ZATC 13 (26 August 2019)
X v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (IT13862; VAT1374) [2019] ZATC 12 (6 August 2019)
ABC Limited v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (IT14255) [2019] ZATC 11 (9 July 2019)

Legislative & Policy
(National Treasury & Parliament)

Speech by Director-General Dondo Mogajane at the virtual launch of the Auditor-General SA’s Preventative Control Guides
Treasury
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PASSES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TAX RELIEF BILL AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT TAX RELIEF ADMINISTRATION BILL

Parliament, Tuesday 25 August 2020 – The National Assembly (NA) has, during its hybrid plenary today, passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill.

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Call For Comment
SAIT member comments can be directed to taxpolicyadmin@thesait.org.za

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International and Regional News
(OECD and ATAF)

Tax Inspectors Without Borders ready to assist developing countries recover from COVID-19

by Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Jordan deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

Today, Jordan deposited its instrument of ratification for the BEPS Multilateral Convention with the OECD’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Jordan, the MLI will enter into force on 1 January 2021.

Multilateral Convention to tackle tax evasion and avoidance continues to expand its reach in developing countries, as Botswana, Eswatini, Jordan and Namibia join

Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, four countries have signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the Convention), bringing the total number of jurisdictions that participate in the Convention to 141.

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PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT

IRS and global tax enforcers expand war on cryptocurrency fraud: Latest developments increase arsenal

Tax authorities, both domestic and abroad, have been continuously building an arsenal of tools and experts to monitor and audit crypto transactions.

The “CCO”

It is now three years since the corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion came into effect.

Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? Try again in three years - Channelwise

The National Treasury published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 (Draft Tax Bill) for public comment.
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Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? National Treasury and SARS say try again in 3 years - Business Tech

The National Treasury published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 (Draft Tax Bill) for public comment.

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You may want to emigrate...but your money may not be allowed to - MSN South Africa

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National Treasury has published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill for public comment. Much of the talk has ...

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You may want to emigrate... but your money may not be allowed to - 947.co.za

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Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? National Treasury and SARS say try again in 3 years’ time - Media Xpose

by Joon Chong, Partner & Wesley Grimm, Associate at Webber Wentzel
The National Treasury published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, ...

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Want to withdraw retirement funds on emigration? National Treasury and SARS say try again in 3 years' time - Polity.org.za

The National Treasury published the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 (Draft Tax Bill) for public comment. One of the more ...

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Withdrawing retirement funds and emigration: The 3-year rule - Money-Marketing

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Tax News In The Press

1 October 2020 - Racehorse administrator sentenced to 10 years for VAT fraud and theft
Sassa On Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant Rejection Rates

[Govt of SA] SASSA has experienced a rise in the number of rejection rates for the COVID-19 grant applications. This can be attributed to several factors such a mismatch between details provided by beneficiaries and reliance on the information derived from data sets obtained from institutions such as UIF and SARS databases among others. In August there was a significant increase in the number of rejections, as SASSA implemented an additional step of means-testing applications against banks....

Govt of SA
Western Cape Launches New Karoo Crossing Cycle Route

[Govt of SA] Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, launched the Karoo Crossing Route in the Cape Karoo gem of Prince Albert. The Karoo Crossing is the fifth route in the Cape Cycle Routes network, which is a Western Cape Government initiative, marketed by Wesgro, the Tourism, Trade and Investment Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Govt of SA
NCOP Passes Covid-19 Tax Bills and Approves Suspension of Magistrate

[Parliament of South Africa] The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has, during its virtual plenary today, passed three Bills - the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill.

Parliament of South Africa
Dudu Myeni Accused of 'Another Self-Serving About-Turn' As She Tries to Wriggle Off the Delinquent Director Hook

[Daily Maverick] The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the South African Airways Pilots' Association (Saapa) have argued in court papers that former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni's appeal has no prospect of success and was a delaying tactic.

Daily Maverick
NCOP Approves Covid-19 Tax Bills

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill.

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