The SAIPA Centre of Tax Excellence is a standing member of the SARS National Stakeholders that continually meet to table practitioner’s concerns..
The purpose of the stakeholder meetings with SARS is to address any policy issues, defined as non-procedural or non-administrative i.e. legislative amendments with SARS national office. Previously, for example, SAIPA members raised objections to the calculation of the basic amount used to determine taxpayers’ provisional tax. Subsequently, we observe a change in legislation in this regard.
These meetings are not merely designed to address procedural operational and administrative issues experienced by our members. Such issues that have not been resolved by the regional SARS branches, regional stakeholder meetings or the SSMO, with SARS national offices can be submitted to SAIPA’s tax desk throughout the year.