The Office of the Tax Ombud plays a vital role to ensure fair administrative justice in South Africa, as far as tax related matters are concerned. It can assist taxpayers in resolving complaints against SARS which is of a service, procedural or administrative nature.
Category: Tax Compliance and Administration
Everybody knows The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is under collection pressure and they have grown rather fond of appointing 3rd parties, such as banks, to recover outstanding tax debts directly, which leaves taxpayers stunned.
Op 3 Julie 2020 het die Kommissaris van die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens, Edward Kieswetter, die regulasies bekragtig wat bepaal wie inkomstebelastingopgawes moet indien vir die 2020 jaar van aanslag. Hierdie artikel gee ŉ uiteensetting van die persone wat opgawes moet indien en van diegene wat in 2020 vrygestel is van die indiening van opgawes.
Section 10(1)(e)(i) of the Income Tax Act states the first requirement for tax compliance which consequently gives rise to the need for a Body Corporate, a Share Block scheme and Association of people to register as a taxpayer. A body corporate automatically receives exempt income status in terms of these sections, but a home owners’ association needs to apply for exemption.
As a relief measure, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African Revenue Service (hereafter SARS) has announced that the tax filing season has been postponed to the 1st of September 2020, and is not opening on the 1st of July 2020.