ALL FAQs

What is a Recognised Controlling Body?
A Recognised Controlling Body is: A statutory controlling body referred to in s 240A(1) of TAAct namely:

Why do I need to be registered with a Recognised Controlling Body?
It is a statutory requirement to belong to a Recognised Controlling Body and register with SARS as a tax practitioner if you are a person who:

How can a controlling body request the RRC 01 form?
The Recognition as a Controlling Body Registration (RRC 01) form can be requested via the following channels :- The SARS website www.sars.gov.za

How can the Recognition as a Controlling Body Registration (RRC01) form be submitted?
The original signed RRC01 together with the required supporting documents must be posted or delivered to the SARS Tax Oractitioner Unit at the following address:

How do Registered Controlling Bodies (RCB’s) submit new information to SARS regarding their members (tax practitioners) that are only coming forward now to verify their information?
RCB’s have two options that they can use to submit new information to SARS regarding new members or members that are only coming forward to verify their details:

How do we record this number on our Registered Controlling Bodies (RCB) system – “TPRN PR-0005011” or just the “PR-number”?
Just the PR-number should be recorded, for example - PR-0005011, except for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) authentication where they do not use the prefix PR-.

How do I know if my controlling body is recognised by SARS?
The statutory bodies that are Recognised Controlling Bodies are listed in s 240A(1) of TAAct.SARS has published a list of Recognised Controlling Bodies approved by the Commissioner

How does the Controlling Body become recognised?
Controlling bodies wishing to apply for recognition need to read our document Guide for registration as a controlling body and complete the RRC01 application form