Monthly TaxCafé Discussion Forum: Resolving Current SARS Issues in Practice - May 2024

Date: May 8, 2024 - May 8, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Carmen Westermeyer
BCom (Honours Accounting) [UND] CA(SA)

The TaxCafé discussion forum focused on resolving the current taxpayer issues experienced by tax practitioners. This discussion forum provided an open dialogue and platform for tax practitioners to resolve current and “real-life” issues.


Grabbed a coffee, got comfortable, and joined us in the TaxCafé; a cozy online space to meet with like-minded individuals who experienced the same challenges and gripes as you did. This was a virtual room full of ideas, real-life scenarios, and potential solutions, led by a specialist in the field. It was an ideal place to brainstorm and provide reciprocal peer support. Over 3,600 tax professionals tuned in to our monthly TaxCafé discussions in 2023.

Webinar Content

In the May TaxCafé, we discussed the following:

  • Import VAT - When and how it could be claimed
  • Prescription and getting assessments changed
  • Incorrect statements of account
  • Turnover tax and CC's - how to do the tax returns
  • Provisional Tax Concerns - Resident employees with non-resident employers
  • VAT on intercompany recharges
  • Quick Note on IT3(t)
  • Quick reminder of tax consequences post emigration
  • Provisional tax and basic amount
  • SDL, UIF, and PAYE for sole proprietors

Competencies developed in this webinar

After attending this discussion forum webinar, participants were:

  • Informed about the best solutions to resolve current taxpayer issues.
  • Competent to efficiently and proactively resolve current issues experienced in their practice.
  • Able to guide their staff to effectively assist/support clients with their systemic tax issues.
  • Informed about available resources to resolve taxpayer issues.
  • Guided on where to find guides and FAQs on SARS-related concerns.


Carmen Westermeyer

BCom(Honours Accounting) [UND] CA(SA)

Carmen Westermeyer graduated in 2001 from the University of Natal, Durban (now UKZN), with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with PwC, where she remained until 2006. She has been a member of SAICA since then.

In 2008, she started her academic career at UKZN, where she performed a number of functions, taking on the role of Academic Leader for Taxation. On leaving academia in 2013, Carmen has been providing training and consulting services to the profession. She has presented on behalf of various professional bodies, such as SAICA, FASSET, CSSA as well as providing in-house training to numerous accounting firms. The topics covered include all aspects of income tax, VAT, estate duty as well as the health levy (sugar tax). In addition, she regularly consults on tax matters as well as assisting with SARS disputes.

She is also the Chair of the SAICA Eastern Region Tax Committee, a member of the SAICA National Tax Operations Committee and is an Accounting Member of the Tax Court.


Attending this webinar and the successful completion of the online assessment will secure a certificate of completion for 2 hours of Tax CPD.

Event Investment

Free for Tax Technicians, Tax Practitioner, Tax Accountant CPD subscribers and Practice Packages. Not a CPD subscriber yet? Click here to register now.

  • Regular price:  R460.00
  • Special rate for SAIT members:  R368.00
  • Group booking discounts available when you register for a group.

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