SARS Dispute Resolution: A Focus on Objections and Appeals

Date: Mar 9, 2023 - Mar 9, 2023

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Nico Theron
CTA (SA) (BCom Law (cum laude); BCom Honours Taxation; MCom Taxation (SA and International Tax)

Most people know how and when to object to assessments and decisions by SARS.


Most people know how and when to object to assessments and decisions by SARS. We are not going to bore you with time periods, what is subject to objection and appeal, what is the correct form and so on. Rather, in this session, Nico Theron, CTA (SA), will focus on key problem areas in the objection and appeal space:

  • What to do before you launch a dispute.
  • What an assessment actually is with reference to recent SCA judgment in CSARS v Airports Company SA and how it is relevant to objections and appeals.
  • How to deal with onus of proof in practice (pre-litigation).
  • What are SARS’ obligations when they answer your objection – can they effectively ignore your objection and force you on appeal?
  • Can you raise new grounds on appeal and if so, what new grounds can you raise?

Competencies developed in this webinar

After attending this webinar, you will be:

  • Informed about what is an assessment.
  • Able to train your staff on the minimum prescribed information and detail when drafting an objection.
  • Competent to draft a good objection and how to prepare for a dispute.
  • Informed on what to do when SARS is simply forcing you to appeal following an objection.
  • Able to deal with the onus of proof pre-litigation.
  • Informed about what are permissible new grounds on appeal.


Nico Theron

CTA (SA), BCom Law (cum laude), BCom Honours Taxation, MCom Taxation (SA and International Tax).

Nico is the founder of Unicus Tax Specialists SA, Unicus Tax Academy, and the author of Lexis Nexis’ Practical Guide to Handling Tax Disputes. He is an industry recognised expert in tax dispute resolution, lecturing on tax dispute resolution at various universities across South Africa at postgraduate level and to other tax professionals in practice. Nico also has a 100% success rate in resolving tax disputes in favour of taxpayers through the objection and appeal remedy.


This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 2 hours verifiable output Tax CPD points per session.

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

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