What’s New at SARS

Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

7 October 2022 – National Legislation

  • Section 11D of the Income Tax Act, 1962 – Draft refinements to the research and development tax incentive
  • Draft Explanatory Memorandum – Refinements to the research and development tax incentive

Due date for comment: 7 November 2022

Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2022

7 October 2022 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Publication details for the following tariff amendment notices are now available:

  • R2575 as published in Government Gazette 47254
  • R2605 as published in Government Gazette 47262

Interruption to SARS Third Party Data production platforms

7 October 2022 – Please note that the Production platforms for both Secure File Gateway and Connect:Direct will be temporarily offline for planned maintenance between 03:00 and 05:00 on Saturday 08 October 2022. Please do not submit any files in the Production environment during this time, as they will not be processed.

Customs RLA: Required supporting documents when applying for a Customs client type

7 October 2022 – Reminder of the required supporting documents when applying for a Customs client type.  In the SC-CF-19 – Registration, Licensing and Designation Policy is an Annexure document called SC-CF-19-A01 – Documentary Requirements – External Annex.  Open the Policy and click on the Annex opening in the left panel:

Reminder – Invitation to webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses

6 October 2022 – Invitation to webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses

SARS would like to invite you to attend a webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses which aims to clarify any questions on the topic. and complete a short survey at the end of the webinar. At the end of the session, you will be asked to complete a short survey to assist SARS in developing more helpful and relevant education interventions for you and other taxpayers.  For more information on the webinar click here.

Webinar details:

Theme:  Allowable Medical Expenses
Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
YouTube: https://youtu.be/YAAPPDqXb5s

Click here to view the presentation.

Legal Counsel – Secondary Legislation – Tariff Amendments 2022

6 October 2022 – 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. 2, by the substitution of anti-dumping item 215.02/7324.10/03.06, in order to give effect to the name-change of the manufacturer/exporter excluded from the payment of anti-dumping duties on stainless steel sinks originating in or imported from the People’s Republic of China – ITAC Minute 06/2022 (with retrospective effect from 3 December 2021); and
  • the General Notes in Schedule No. 1, by the deletion of the references in Note O.1 pertaining to “Arab Republic of Egypt” and “Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe”, the date of implementation and phasedown period applicable to these two countries (with retrospective effect from 1 January 2021).

Publication details will be made available later

Western Cape Mobile Tax Units

6 October 2022 – The October 2022 Mobile Tax Unit schedule for Western Cape is now available.

Customs and Excise – Registration Licensing and Designation

5 October 2022 – The facility codes used in Box 30 on the Customs Clearance Declaration (CCD) have been updated to include the details of the new approved de-grouping depot in ORTIA, Scan Global Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd. and deleted the transit shed Globeflight Worldwide Express as the facility has been cancelled.

See the facility code list SC-CF-19-A02 attached to the external policy.

Legal Counsel – Binding Private Rulings 381–400

5 October 2022 – Income Tax Act, 1962

Tenders

5 October 2022 – RFP17/2022: Establishment of Security Assessment Services Panel.  A briefing session will be held on 7 Otober 2022.  Click here for the details.

 

Legal Counsel – Binding Private Rulings 381–400

4 October 2022 – Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007

Legal Counsel – Binding Private Rulings 361–380

4 October 2022 – Income Tax Act, 1962, and Securities Transfer Tax Act, 2007

Legal Counsel – Preparation of Legislation – Draft Documents for Public Comment

4 October 2022 – Customs & Excise Act, 1964: Draft amendment to schedule

Due date for comment: 1 November 2022

Invitation to webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses

3 October 2022 – Invitation to webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses

SARS would like to invite you to attend a webinar on Allowable Medical Expenses which aims to clarify any questions on the topic. and complete a short survey at the end of the webinar. At the end of the session, you will be asked to complete a short survey to assist SARS in developing more helpful and relevant education interventions for you and other taxpayers.  For more information on the webinar click here.

Webinar details:

Theme:  Allowable Medical Expenses
Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
YouTube: https://youtu.be/YAAPPDqXb5s

Legal Counsel – Binding Private Rulings 361–380

3 October 2022 – Income Tax Act, 1962

Release notes: [email protected]™ Employer

3 October 2022 –  [email protected] version 7.2.9 was released and the changes include:

  • Adjustment to the Full Resubmission Request process where previously it was interrupted and user could not proceed
  • New EMP501 Form to allow capturing in the field for reason for Over/Understatement of Declaration
  • Adjustment to manual capture validation to align with import and pre-submission validation
  • Adjustment to correct the Message Type displayed for ETV Letters in the Notification Centre (PAYE_VAL_FAIL_LETTER).

Update on the RLA roadshows

3 October 2022 – SARS is conducting roadshows in the regions to assist traders to onboard onto the electronic Registration, Licensing and Accreditation (RLA) eFiling system. Onboarding to the RLA system will lessen manual processing that would, at times, cause delays. The regional roadshows will provide traders the opportunity to have physical interactions with SARS’ Registration, Licensing and Accreditation officers, who will support traders to activate their eFiling profiles and navigate the RLA eFiling system by submitting an application themselves. While the regional roadshows commenced in Gauteng on 6 September 2002, traders in Gauteng are now invited to visit the  SARS Doringkloof office or SARS Alberton office for assistance.

Slots are daily 9:00 – 10:00, 11:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 14:00.

Dates: 3 – 7 October

Venue:

PEO PC Room

07 Protea Street

Block C, Ground Floor

Doringkloof

0157

Dates: 10 – 14 October

Venue:

New Redruth Mall

SARS Alberton Campus Boardroom

Corner Austell & Camborne Street

SARS Next to N12

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