Join us as Phia van der Spuy highlights the various aspects to take into consideration for the proper completion of a tax return for trusts.
In September 2022, SARS announced that it would intensify its scrutiny of trusts after conducting a tax compliance review of trusts and beneficiaries. In February 2023, the eFiling system was improved to include beneficial owners' information. The first reporting date is set for September 2023.
It has become more critical that consistent, accurate, complete information is used in all forms of reporting to all stakeholders, including trust tax returns. Although financial statements are not (yet) required for trusts in terms of the Trust Property Control Act, sufficient information is needed to complete trust tax returns. In many instances, the tax practitioner responsible for preparing and submitting the trust tax return is the person last in line and has to make work of (in many instances) inadequate financial information to correctly complete the trust’s tax return. With the notion that a trust is the taxpayer of last resort, a unique approach should be taken with trusts, as other taxpayers may be liable for tax on income and capital gains generated in the trust. This webinar will highlight the various aspects to consider for properly completing the trust’s tax return and new declaration requirements imposed on trustees about its beneficial owners.
Competencies developed in this webinar
After attending this webinar, you will be:
Phia van der Spuy
CA(SA), CTA, TEP, BCom (Industrial Psychology)
Phia is a chartered accountant with a master’s degree in local and international tax, a registered fiduciary practitioner of South Africa®, a chartered tax adviser, a trust and estate practitioner (TEP), and the founder of Trusteeze®. She also holds a BCom honours degree in industrial psychology.
Phia co-founded a company that digitalised trust administration and accounting, called Trusteeze.
Phia writes about trusts and estate planning in various national newspapers on a regular basis and published the second edition of her book entitled, Demystifying Trusts in South Africa.
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