SARS has published a Discussion Paper on VAT Modernisation. This is in pursuit of its strategic objective of modernising its systems to provide digital and streamlined online services and making it easy for taxpayers to comply with their obligations. This discussion paper sets out the high-level vision for the modernisation of the South African Value-Added Tax (VAT) administrative framework.
The intention of publishing the discussion paper is to invite businesses (vendors), accounting system software developers or suppliers, technology entities, recognised controlling bodies, public finance entities, municipal finance entities and the public to submit contributions, and comments, as part of a consultative process to modernise the VAT administrative framework.
Comments may be submitted by close of business on 31 October 2023 to [email protected].
This document seeks to provide a high-level model and draft legislative framework for an advance pricing agreement (APA) unit and associated processes at SARS and the introduction of an APA programme in South Africa.
Comments may be submitted by close of business on 31 January 2022 to [email protected].
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On 9 April 2020, National Treasury issued a media statement extending the submission date for public comments of the following 2020 tax proposals, “Tax Treatment of Excessive Debt Financing, Interest Deductions and Other Financial Payments” from 17 April 2020 to 29 May 2020. Due to the subsequent postponement of the implementation of the effective date of this proposal from 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2022, the deadline for submission of public comments is hereby further extended from 29 May to 30 September 2020. The due date for comments in respect of the proposal to introduce export taxes on scrap metal remains as 29 May 2020.
The accompanying note has been updated to reflect an extension to the due date for comments.
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