What’s new at sars?

​Date ​What is it? What is it about?
​14 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964
The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Amendment to Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of fuel levy item 195.20.01 in order to rectify the rate of fuel levy on biodiesel from 170,5c/kg to 170,5c/li.

Publication will be made available later

​12 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

Income Tax Act, 1962

​​11 November 2019 ​​​​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Response Documents

National Legislation

The following response documents were published:

  • ​Revised draft response document on the 2019 Tax Bills – MTBPS – 30 October 2019
    • Revised presentation to SCOF and SECoF on the draft response to the 2019 Tax Bills – 30 October 2019
  • Draft response document on the 2019 Draft Tax Bills – 18 September 2019
    • Presentation to SCOF and SECoF on the draft response to the 2019 Draft Tax Bills – 18 September 2019
​​11 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Explanatory Memoranda

National Legislation

​8 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340 Income Tax Act, 1962, and Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007
​5 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Constitutional Court

Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

​5 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) – 2019-2017 Tax Administration Act, 2011
​5 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340 Income Tax Act, 1962
​4 November 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017

Tax Court Judgments

SARS has released the following tax court decisions:

  • TAdm 0035/2019 (11 September 2019) – Default judgment
  • IT 4412 (26 August 2019) – Medical expenditure
  • IT 13862 & VAT 1374 (6 August 2019) – Amendment; Rule 31 of Tax Court rules
  • IT 14255 (9 July 2019) – Organ of State
​31 October 2019 ​Legal & Policy - Preparation of Legislation – Bills

National Legislation

​31 October 2019 ​Trade Statistics Trade Statistics for September 2019
​28 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary
Legislation – Other Notices

Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2019

  • Notice 1388 – Publication of explanatory summary of the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2019
​​​​​25 October 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1383, as published in Government Gazette 42789, are now available

​​​​24 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

​​Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10, 1101.00.20, 1101.00.30 and 1101.00.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 66.47/kg and 99.71c/kg to 100.86c/kg and 151.29c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 09/2019
Publication will be made available later
​​​23 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BCR 61-80

Income Tax Act, 1962

​​23 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
Valuation of stock at year end in terms of section 22(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
​22 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – FAQs

IncomeTax Act, 1962

​22 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
Whether the Appellant was entitled to a building allowance in the tax year claimed
​18 October 2019 ​Types of Tax – Corporate Income Tax – Country-by-Country (CbC) Tax Administration Act, 2011
​​18 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R1346 and R1347, as published in Government Gazette 42773, are now available

​17 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99, to increase the rate of customs duty on sugar from 401.79c/kg to 476.61c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute M08/2019; and
  • Part 2 of Schedule No. 4, by the insertion of rebate items 460.05/2712.10.20/01.08; 460.07/3916.90.90/01.08; 460.15/72.17/01.04; 460.16/8544.70/01.06 and 460.18/9001.10/01.06, in order to provide for a rebate on certain input material used in the manufacture of optical fibre cables and optical ground wire cables – ITAC Report 603
Publication will be made available later
​14 October 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – International Treaties & Agreements – Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) & Protocols Status overview of all DTAs and Protocols
​11 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 81-100 Income Tax Act, 1962
​11 October 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
​11 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 1 November 2019

​7 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – FAQs IncomeTax Act, 1962
​7 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Income Tax Act, 1962

Due date for comments: 13 December 2019

​4 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019 Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Rule amendment notice R1290, relating to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) number, was published in Government Gazette 42740
​​4 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1289, as published in Government Gazette 42740, are now available

​3 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 2 by the deletion of various anti-dumping items under item 215.02 and insertion of new anti-dumping items under item 215.02 in order to amend the applicable tariff headings liable to anti-dumping duty for wire ropes and cables – Minute 05/2019
Publication will be made available later
​3 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340 Income Tax Act, 1962
​​2 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 4 November 2019
​1 October 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Income Tax Income Tax Act, 1962
​30 September 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 15 October 2019

​30 September 2019 ​Trade Statistics ​Trade Statistics for August 2019
​27 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1261, as published in Government Gazette 42726, are now available

​27 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

​Income Tax Act, 1962

​26 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 2  by the substitution of anti-dumping items 204.05/2004.10.2/03.07 and 204.05/2004.10.2/04.07 to amend the name of the producer/exporter PinguinLutosa Foods B.V to Lutosa – Minute 04/2019

Publication will be made available later

​20 September  2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1219, as published in Government Gazette 42718, are now available

​20 September  2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

Income Tax Act, 1962

​19 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10, 1101.00.20, 1101.00.30 and 1101.00.90 to reduce the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 95.80c/kg and 143.69c/kg to 66.47c/kg and 99.71c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 06.

 Publication will be made available later 

​19 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

​Income Tax Act, 1962

Binding Private Ruling (BPR) 326 – Group restructuring transactions in a foreign jurisdiction

​17 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Income Tax Act, 1962

  • Draft Binding General Ruling – Determination of the threshold for applying the higher rate of donation tax– Determination of the threshold for applying the higher rate of donation tax

 

Due date for comments: 30 November 2019

 

​13 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Rule amendment notice R1165, relating to rules 49A.01, 49B.10(9)1 and 49B.10(9)9, was published in Government Gazette 42698

​12 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Dividends Tax

Dividends Tax

​12 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Income Tax Act, 1962

Due date for comments: 15 November 2019

​12 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Draft tariff amendment notices to amend –
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – to implement the 2020 Economic Partnership Agreement phase-downs as well as various technical amendments, with effect from 1 January 2020;
    • Schedule No. 1 – to amend Note G, with effect from 1 January 2020;
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – to insert new 8-digit tariff subheadings, with effect from 1 January 2020;
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 4 – to amend Note 5;
    • Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 – to amend the government department name with effect from 1 January 2020; 
    • Part 3 of Schedule No. 5 – to delete refund items 537.00 and 537.02/87.00/01.02 applicable to MIDP with effect from 1 January 2020; and
    • Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 to –
      • amend the government department name, and
      • delete rebate items 672.01, 672.01/105.10/01.01 and 672.01/105.10/02.01, with effect from 1 January 2020.the environmental levy in respect of carbon tax imposed in terms of the Carbon Tax Act, 2019
Due date for comments: 10 October 2019
11 September 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 11 October 2019
​9 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
Whether payment by employer to tax consultants to render assistance to expatriate employees is considered a taxable "benefit or advantage"
​​​9 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Average Exchange Rates Income Tax Act, 1962
​​5 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 27 September 2019
​4 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – General In General
​4 September 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Tables of Interest Rates Income Tax Act, 1962
  • Updated Tables of interest rates:
    • Table 1 – Interest rates on outstanding taxes and interest rates payable on certain refunds of tax
    • Table 2 – Interest rates payable on credit amounts
​30 August 2019 ​Trade Statistics ​Trade Statistics for July 2019
​28 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – High Court – 2019-2017 Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Whether the rebate claimed by the appallent is warranted
​​​27 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Draft tariff amendment notices to amend –
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 4 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items, occurs due to robbery or theft; 
    • Part 4 of Schedule No. 4 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft; 
    • Part 5 of Schedule No. 4 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft; 
    • Part 1G of Schedule No. 6 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft;
    • Part 2 of Schedule No. 6 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft; 
    • Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft; 
    • Part 4 of Schedule No. 6 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft; and
    • Part 5 of Schedule No. 6 – to exclude duty rebates in circumstances where damage, destruction or loss of goods as contemplated in those items occurs, due to robbery or theft.
Due date for comments: 11 September 2019
​27 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

​Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

  • Draft tariff amendment notice to amend Schedule 1 of the VAT Act as a consequence of the amendment in Part 1 of Schedule No. 4 to the Customs and Excise Act.

Due date for comments: 11 September 2019

​​26 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Income Tax Income Tax Act, 1962
​23 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1103, as published in Government Gazette 42658, are now available

​23 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

Income Tax Act, 1962

​22 August 2019 ​​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 by the substitution of rebate item 460.03/0207.14.9/01.07 in order to increase the annual quota for bone-in cuts of the species Gallus Domesticus, frozen and imported from or originating in the United State of America – ITAC Minute M02/2019
Publication details will be made available later
​20 August 2019

Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

Income Tax Act, 1962
​16 August 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1075, as published in Government Gazette 42640, are now available

​15 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 7210.11, 7210.12.10, 7210.12.90 and 7212.10, to increase the rate of customs duty on tinplate from free of duty to 10% – ITAC Report No. 606
Publication details will be made available later
8 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Rule amendment notice R1042, relating to the substitution in item 202.00 for form DA 1, was published in Government Gazette 42621

​7 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Income Tax Income Tax Act, 1962
​5 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Practice Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
  • Practice Note 2 of 1996 – Income Tax: Determination of taxable income where financial assistance has been granted by a non-resident of the Republic to a resident of the Republic
​2 August 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

National Legislation

Due date for comments: 23 August 2019
​2 August 2019  ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1034, as published in Government Gazette 42612, are now available

​1 August 2019  ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the –

  • imposition of provisional payment in relation to anti-dumping against the alleged dumping of poly(ethylene terephthalate) originating in or imported from The People’s Republic of China classifiable in tariff subheading 3907.6 – ITAC Report No. 607.
Publication details will be made available later
​31 July 2019 Legal Counsel – Publications – Tables of Interest Rates

Income Tax Act, 1962

  • Updated Tables of interest rates:
    • Table 3 – Rates at which interest-free or low interest loans are subject to income tax
​31 July 2019 ​Trade Statistics ​Trade Statistics for June 2019
​26 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R1012, as published in Government Gazette 42594, are now available

​25 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the –

  • imposition of provisional payment in relation to safeguard against the increased imports of threaded fasteners of iron or steel (excluding those of stainless steel and those identifiable for aircraft) classifiable in tariff subheadings 7318.15.41; 7318.15.42 and 7318.16.30 - ITAC Report No. 605

Publication details will be made available later

​22 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary
Legislation – Other Notices

Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000

  • Notice 997 – Manual on the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
​22 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – General

Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000

​21 July 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

National Legislation

The following draft bills have been published for public comment:

  • Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2019
    • Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft TLAB, 2019
  • Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2019
    • Memorandum on Objects of the Draft TALAB, 2019
  • Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill, 2019 (initially published on Budget Day, 20 February 2019)

Due date for comments: 23 August 2019

​18 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
Whether the Appellant is liable for tax in terms of section 64 of the Income Tax Act
​18 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340 Income Tax Act, 1962
​17 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 16 August  2019
​16 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340

​Income Tax Act, 1962

​12 July 2019 Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices 985,R984 and R986, as published in Government Gazette 42577, are now available

​11 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution and insertion of various items under Chapter 73 to increase the rate of customs duty on certain tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (excluding cast iron) or steel – ITAC Report No. 601;
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheading 8511.30.30 in order to reduce the rate of Customs duty on distributors and ignition coils identifiable for use solely or principally with motor vehicles, engines – ITAC Report No. 568; and
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 2, by the substitution of Anti-Dumping items 215.11/8201.10.10/01.08; 215.11/8201.30.03/01.08; 215.11/8201.30.90/01.08 and 215.11/8201.90.20/01.08 to review the rate of Anti-Dumping duty on garden spades and shovels, rakes and picks originating in or imported from the People’s Republic of China (PRC): Final Determination – ITAC Report No. 602

Publication details will be made available later

​8 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964  

Due date for comments: 22 July 2019
​8 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964 

Due date for comments: 22 July 2019

​5 July 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Publications – FAQs Value-Added Tax Act, 1991
​2 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BCR 61-80

Income Tax Act, 1962

​2 July 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 321-340 Income Tax Act, 1962
​28 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Public Notices

Tax Administration Act, 2011

  • Notice in terms of section 25 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011, read with section 66(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1962, specifying persons to submit 2019 income tax returns and the time-periods for submission.
​28 June 2019 ​Trade Statistics ​Trade Statistics for May 2019
​21 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 101-120 Income Tax Act, 1962
20 June 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964 ​
Due date for comments: 19 July 2019
​14 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

​Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R924, as published in Government Gazette 42529, is now available

​14 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Rule amendment notice R925, relating to compulsory tariff determinations for wine, was published in Government Gazette 42530

​13 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10, 1101.00.20, 1101.00.30 and 1101.00.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 67.51c/kg and 101.26c/kg to 95.80c/kg and 143.69c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 03/2019.
​10 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

​National Legislation

Due date for comments: 25 June 2019

​6 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 301-320

Income Tax Act, 1962, Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, Transfer Duty Act, 1949, and  Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007

​6 June 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BCR 61-80

Income Tax Act, 1962, and Value-Added Tax Act

​4 June 2019 Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding General Rulings – BGR 41-60

Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

​31 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs & Excise Act, 1964 ​

Due date for comments: 28 June 2019

​31 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Rule amendment notice R845, relating to part-shipment, was published in Government Gazette 42497

​31 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R843 and R844, as published in Government Gazette 42497, are now available

​31 May 2019 ​Trade Statistics Trade Statistics for April 2019
​27 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 5A of Schedule No. 1 to give effect to the budget proposal to implement the carbon fuel tax on fuel as announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019  (with effect from 5 June 2019);
  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 6 to exclude the carbon fuel tax as announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019 from the diesel refund scheme.  (with effect from 5 June 2019);

Note that these amendments are scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette on 31 May 2019, with effect from 5 June 2019

​24 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Class Rulings – BCR 61-80

Income Tax Act, 1962, and Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007

​​24 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R747, R748, R749, R750, R751, R752 and R753, as published in Government Gazette 42475, are now available

​23 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Primary Legislation – Acts Administered by the Commissioner

National Legislation

​23 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Primary Legislation – Amendment Acts

National Legislation

​23 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of items 8471.30.10, 8471.41.10 and 8471.49.10 to clarify the scope of computers that are subject to payment of ad valorem excise duties (with retrospective effect from 1 April 2019);
  • Part 2B of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of items 124.11.01, 124.11.05 and 124.11.09 to clarify the scope of computers that are subject to payment of ad valorem excise duties (with retrospective effect from 1 April 2019); 
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1001.91 and 1001.99 as well as 1101.00.10 and 1101.00.90 to increase the rate of customs duty on wheat and wheaten flour from 49,07c/kg and 73,61c/kg to 67,51c/kg and 101,26c/kg respectively, in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute 14/2018; 
  • Part 2 of Schedule No. 4 by the insertion of rebate items 460.15/7604.29.15/01.08 and 460.15/7604.29.65 in order to create a temporary rebate provision for aluminium bars, rods and profiles for use in the manufacture of stabilisation fins – ITAC Report 597; 
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 by the deletion of tariff subheading 6210.10.20 and the insertion of tariff subheading 6210.10.50 in order to review the description from “disposable panties” to “disposable underwear” as well as increase the rate of customs duty from free to 40% – ITAC Report No. 598; 
  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 2 in order to subject import from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) to the payment of safeguard duties on certain flat hot-rolled steel products – Extension on ITAC Report 551 (from 24 May 2019 until 10 August 2019); and
  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 2 in order to subject import from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) to the payment of safeguard duties on certain flat hot-rolled steel products – Extension on ITAC Report 551 (from 11 August 2019 until 10 August 2020)
     
    Publication details will be made available later
​​​23 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) – 2019-2017 ​Income Tax Act, 1962
Capital expenditure on mining equipment
​​22 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
Whether revenue from the sale of gift cards constitute gross income
​22 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
  • 14106 ​(31 January 2019)
Whether the taxpayer was entitled to be a PBO and be allowed a tax exemption in terms of section 10(1)
​22 May 2019

Legal Counsel – Publications – FAQs

Value-Added Tax Act, 1991
​22 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 14 June 2019
​21 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Tax Administration Act, 2011 
Due date for comments: 24 June 2019
​21 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Discussion Papers Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments extended to 14 June 2019
​17 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments extended to 14 June 2019
​17 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Draft tariff amendment notices to amend –
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, in order to insert the provision of carbon emissions tax;
    • Part 3F of Schedule No. 1, to provide for the environmental levy on carbon emissions; and
    • Part 6 of Schedule No. 6, to provide for rebates and refunds on carbon tax.
Due date for comments extended to 14 June 2019
​17 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Income Tax Notices

Income Tax Act, 1962, Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, 2002, and Skills Development Levies Act, 1990

Notice 684, as published in Government Gazette 42464, prescribing the dates upon which employers must furnish returns (EMP501s) in terms of –

  • paragraph 14(3)(a) of the Fourth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962;
  • section 8(2A) of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, 2002; and
  • section 6(2A) of the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999.
​14 May 2019 Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings ​Register of all Binding Class Rulings
​7 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) Employment Tax Incentive Act, 2013
​6 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments extended to 31 May 2019
​6 May 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Draft tariff amendment notices to amend –
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, in order to insert the provision of carbon emissions tax;
    • Part 3F of Schedule No. 1, to provide for the environmental levy on carbon emissions; and
    • Part 6 of Schedule No. 6, to provide for rebates and refunds on carbon tax.
Due date for comments extended to 31 May 2019
​1 May 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 20 May 2019
​30 April 2019 ​Trade Statistics Trade Statistics for March 2019
​​30 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Draft tariff amendment notices to amend –
    • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, in order to insert the provision of carbon emissions tax;
    • Part 3F of Schedule No. 1, to provide for the environmental levy on carbon emissions; and
    • Part 6 of Schedule No. 6, to provide for rebates and refunds on carbon tax.
Due date for comments: 20 May 2019
24 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary
Legislation – Other Notices
Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Contributions Act, 2013
  • Notice 215 – ​Determination of rate of levy for 2017 tax period and payment date published
​10 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 10 May 2019
​5 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The following rule amendments were published in Government Gazette 42381:

  • Notice R562, to enhance the administration and compliance in respect of the Health Promotion Levy on Sugary Beverage
  • Notice R564 relating to the implementation of the UCR
​5 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R563, as published in Government Gazette 42381, and Correction Notice R565, as published in Government Gazette 42385, are now available
​4 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 7A of Schedule No. 1 to amend Note 5 to include the reference to grams per 100 millimeters and insert Note 6 to indicate how sugar content will be calculated.

Publication details will be made available later

​4 April 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The Correction Notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the correction to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 – as published in Government Gazette 42338 dated 29 March 2019 – by the substitution of tariff subheading 8471.49.90 to change the wording from "with a screen size exceeding 45cm" to "other".

Publication details will be made available later

​​29 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

  • Rule amendment notice R516, as published in Government Gazette 42356, relates to the amendment to DAR 183 about the postponement of implementation date of IAA rules published on 21 December 2018
​29 March 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R500, R501, R502, R503, R504, R505, R506, as published in Government Gazette 42338, and tariff amendment notice R515, as published in Government Gazette 42352, are now available

​29 March 2019 ​Trade Statistics Trade Statistics for February 2019
​​​22 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the insertion of new-8-digit tariff subheadings under tariff heading 84.71 and 95.04 to provide for computers with a screen size exceeding 45cm as well as gaming consoles with images produced on any external screen; 
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, to provide for  separate tariff subheadings for sanitary pads, bread flour and cake flour to facilitate the zero-rating/VAT exemption as tabled by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019; 
  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, to provide for separate tariff subheadings for pantyliners to facilitate the zero-rating/VAT exemption as tabled by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019;
  • Part 2B of Schedule No. 1, to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019 to apply ad valorem excise duty on –
    • computers with a screen size exceeding 45 cm; and
    • gaming consoles with images produced on any external screen or surface;
  • Part 5A of Schedule No. 1, by an increase of 15c/li in the rate of the general fuel levy from 337c/li to 352c/li and 322c/li to 337c/li on petrol and diesel respectively to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019;
  • Part 5B of Schedule No. 1, by an increase of 5c/li in the RAF levy from 193c/li to 198c/li on both petrol and diesel to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019; 
  • Part 7A of Schedule No. 1, by an increase of 10c/g in the rate of the health promotion levy from 2.1c/g per 100ml to 2.21c/g per 100ml to give effect to the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance on 20 February 2019; and
  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 6, as a consequence to the increase in the fuel and RAF levy as announced by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech of 20 February 2019; the diesel refund provisions are adjusted accordingly.
     
    Publication details will be made available later
​​22 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notice R448, as published in Government Gazette 42324, are now available

​20 March 2019 ​​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to the –

  • imposition of provisional payment in relation to the alleged dumping of clear float glass, classifiable in tariff subheadings 7005.29.17; 7005.29.23; 7005.29.25 and 7005.29.35, originating in or imported from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – ITAC Report 599.

Publication details will be made available later

​20 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – FAQs

Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

​20 March 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 301-320 Income Tax Act, 1962, Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007, and Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Regulations

Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

  • Notice 429, published in Government Gazette 42316 – Prescribing electronic services
​18 March 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Explanatory Memoranda Value-Added Tax Act, 1991
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Income Tax Act, 1962

  • Draft Interpretation Note – Apportionment of surplus and minimum benefit requirements – Pension Funds Second Amendment Act

Due date for comments: 31 May 2019

​18 March 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings ​Updated ​Register of all Binding General Rulings
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding General Rulings – BGR 41-60 Income Tax Act, 1962
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​Updated Register of all Interpretation Notes
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 101-120 Income Tax Act, 1962
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 1-20 Income Tax Act, 1962
​18 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
​15 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings Updated ​Register of all Binding General Rulings
​15 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding General Rulings – BGR 41-60 Value-Added Tax Act, 1991
​14 March 2019 ​Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Bills

National Legislation

The Minister of Finance tabled the following Bill in the National Assembly on 5 February 2019:

  • Customs and Excise Amendment Bill [B3—2019]
​12 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs and Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 29 March 2019

​8 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962
  • 13868 ​(​27 February 2019)
Whether the Appellant was entitled to a postponement and condonation for filing its appeal  
7 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Excise Duty Act, 1964, and Customs Control Act, 2014 
Due date for comments extended to 29 March 2019
​6 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Average Exchange Rates Income Tax Act, 1962
​6 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs and Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments extended to 8 March 2019
​5 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​Updated Register of all Interpretation Notes
​5 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 1-20 Income Tax Act, 1962
5 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
​4 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) – 2019-2017

Tax Administration Act, 2011

Appeal against imposition of understatement penalties

​4 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Bills National Legislation
  • Amendments were made to the Carbon Tax Bill [B46—2018] as tabled by the Minister of Finance in the National Assembly on 20 November 2018
​​1 March 2019 Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Discussion Papers Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 31 May 2019
​1 March 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Income Tax Notices

Income Tax Act, 1962

Publication details for Income Tax Notice 268, as published in Government Gazette 42258, in terms of section 8(1) relating to the daily amounts in respect of meals and incidental costs, are now available

​28 February 2019 ​Trade Statistics Trade Statistics for January 2019
​27 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Excise Duty Act, 1964, and Customs Control Act, 2014 
Due date for comments: 9 March 2019
​​21 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R237 and R238, as published in Government Gazette 42241, are now available

​21 February 2019  ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notices, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relate to the amendments to –

  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the insertion of safeguard item 260.03/7318.15.39/01.08 to implement safeguard duty of 48.01% on other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads – ITAC Report 596 (with effect from 3 August 2019 up to and including 2 August 2020); and
  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the insertion of safeguard item 260.03/7318.15.39/01.08 to implement safeguard duty of 45.61% on other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads – ITAC Report 596 (with effect from 3 August 2020 up to and including 2 August 2021).
Publication details will be made available later 
​21 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Tax Administration Act, 2011
  • Draft revised notice – Listing reportable and excluded arrangements in terms of sections 35(2) and 36(4).
Due date for comments: 8 March 2019
​21 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

National Legislation

  • Draft bill – Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill, 2019
​20 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019 Customs & Excise Act, 1964
  • Taxation proposals as tabled by the Minister of Finance during the 2018 National Budget Review at 14:18 on 20 February 2019
​20 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Income Tax Notices

​​​Income Tax Act, 1962

Income Tax Notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, in terms of section 8(1) relating to the daily amounts in respect of meals and incidental costs – effective 1 March 2019

Publication details will be made available later

​20 February 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – General ​​In General
​20 February 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
​20 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 1-20 Income Tax Act, 1962
​20 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
​15 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for tariff amendment notices R176 and R177, as published in Government Gazette 42232, are now available

​15 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 3 of Schedule No. 2, by the insertion of safeguard item 260.03/7318.15.39/01.08, to implement safeguard duty of 50.54% on other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads – ITAC Report 596 (with retrospective effect from 3 August 2018 up to and including 2 August 2019).

Publication details will be made available later 

​14 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The tariff amendment notice, scheduled for publication in the Government Gazette, relates to the amendments to –

  • Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, by the substitution of tariff subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99, to increase the rate of customs duty on sugar from 369.57c/kg to 401.79c/kg in terms of the existing variable tariff formula – Minute M13/2018
Publication details will be made available later 
​14 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 301-320 Income Tax Act, 1962, and Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007
  • Binding Private Ruling (BPR) 318 – Corporatisation of a collective investment scheme in property by way of an asset-for-share transaction followed by an amalgamation transaction
​11 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments Customs & Excise Act, 1964
​11 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 301-320

Income Tax Act, 1962, and Value-Added Tax Act, 1991

Two Binding Private Rulings (BPRs) were published:

  • BPR 316 – Amalgamation of companies in terms of business rescue plan
  • BPR 317 – Disposal of business by way of asset-for-share transaction
​8 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​​Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
​​8 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 41-60

Income Tax Act, 1962

  • Interpretation Note 43 (Issue 7) – Circumstances in which certain amounts received or accrued from the disposal of shares are deemed to be of a capital nature
​​8 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes

Income Tax Act, 1962

  • Interpretation Note 43 (Issue 6) – Circumstances in which certain amounts received or accrued from the disposal of shares are deemed to be of a capital nature
​8 February 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Publication details for rule amendment notices R121 and R122, as published in Government Gazette 42218, are now available

​7 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Rule Amendments 2019

Customs & Excise Act, 1964

The following rule amendments were published:

  • Rules under section 75 – Keeping of a register by rebate users of excisable goods
  • Rule amendments in terms of the customs and Excise Act, 1964, to enhance the administration and enforcement in respect of stills, agricultural distillers and manufacture of excise goods for own use

Publication details will be made available later

​7 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

​Customs Control Act, 2014, and Customs Duty Act, 2014

Due date for comments: 9 March 2019
​7 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
7 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 101-120

Income Tax Act, 1962

Two Interpretation Notes were uploaded:

  • Interpretation Note 109 – Lease agreements
  • Interpretation Note 110 – Leasehold improvements
​6 February 2019 Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

Customs and Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 6  March 2019
​6 February 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Secondary
Legislation – Other Notices

National Legislation

The Minister intends to introduce the Bill in the National Assembly shortly

​31 January 2019 ​Trade Statistics ​Trade Statistics for December 2018
​30 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Income Tax Act, 1962
Due date for comments: 15 March 2019
​30 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings ​Register of all Binding General Rulings
​30 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Income Tax Income Tax Act, 1962
​29 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017

Income Tax Act, 1962 

  • 14189 ​(20 December 2018)
Whether a lease premium is of a capital or revenue nature
​29 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 
Whether the Appellant was liable for VAT in terms of section 8(15)
on certain promotional products for advertising and promotional services
​24 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
​24 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 101-120

​Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, 2008​

​23 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – General In General
​19 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Explanatory Memoranda National Legislation
​19 January 2019 ​​​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Response Documents

National Legislation

The following Response Documents were published:

  • Final Response Document on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment, Bill, 2018
  • Final Response Document on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill, 2018
​18 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Primary Legislation – Amendment Acts

National Legislation

The following Amendment Acts were promulgated on 17 January 2019:

  • Taxation Laws Amendment Act 23 of 2018
  • Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 22 of 2018
  • Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act 21 of 2018
​18 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Find a Guide – Income Tax Income Tax Act, 1962
​17 January 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​​Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
​17 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 81-100 Income Tax Act, 1962
​17 January 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes Income Tax Act, 1962
​16 January 2019 ​​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 31 January 2019
​​16 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Discussion Papers National Legislation
Due date for comments: 15 February 2019
​16 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Income Tax Act, 1962 
  • 13988 ​(​1 November 2018)
Whether the Appellant was entitled to a section 24C allowance
in respect of a loyalty programme it administered
​15 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Dispute Resolution & Judgments – Tax Court – 2019-2017 Employment Tax Incentive Act, 2013, and Labour Relations Act, 1995 
  • 14426 ​(​13 December 2018)
Whether the Appellant was entitled to an employment tax incentive deduction
​14 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964
Due date for comments: 28 January 2019
​​11 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes ​​Register of all Interpretation Notes updated
​11 January 2019 Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Interpretation Notes – Numbers 81-100 Income Tax Act, 1962
​11 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Archive – Interpretation Notes

​Income Tax Act, 1962

​10 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment Customs & Excise Act, 1964

Due date for comments: 31 January 2019

​10 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Legal Advisory – Published Binding Rulings – Binding Private Rulings – BPR 301-320 Income Tax Act, 1962
​10 January 2019 ​Legal Counsel – Publications – Tables of Interest Rates Income Tax Act, 1962
  • Updated Tables of interest rates:
    • Table 1 – Interest rates on outstanding taxes and interest rates payable on certain refunds of tax
    • Table 2 – Interest rates payable on credit amounts
 

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