Current Issues: Tax Disputes, Suspension of Payment, Grounds for Appeal


Date: Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 19, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

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

It’s apparent on the chat groups and in tax professionals’ networking groups that filing disputes with SARS can cause headaches and dizziness. One of the most important procedures available to taxpayers, turns out, is one of the trickiest to navigate. To ensure you don’t waste time on tedious back and forth with SARS, preparation and understanding of the process is key.

Overview

It’s apparent on the chat groups and in tax professionals’ networking groups that filing disputes with SARS can cause headaches and dizziness. One of the most important procedures available to taxpayers, turns out, is one of the trickiest to navigate. To ensure you don’t waste time on tedious back and forth with SARS, preparation and understanding of the process is key. Join Nico Theron, CTA (SA), in this webinar where he’ll unpack the practical and technical aspects of tax dispute resolution.


Webinar Content

  • The current dispute resolution space – why is it becoming so difficult to get objections and appeals through?
  • A brief overview of what happens after ADR and representation in the tax court. Since any layperson may represent a taxpayer in the Tax Court, it is important to understand at least what the initial steps are after ADR is terminated.
  • How to deal with SARS taxing deposits in a taxpayer’s bank accounts (and lifestyle audit assessments), including what the onus of proof is exactly, and the procedural issues associated with these estimated assessments.
  • How to deal with suspension of payment applications being declined by SARS and suspensions being declined when objections are disallowed.
  • What can be raised as a new ground on appeal and the importance of an objection – understanding what is allowed and what’s not important.

Competencies Developed in this Webinar

After this webinar, attendees will understand:

  • Why tax disputes are becoming seemingly more difficult to get through.
  • On a high level, what the steps are after ADR proceedings are terminated and who may represent taxpayers in the tax court.
  • How to deal with SARS taxing deposits in a taxpayer’s bank accounts (and lifestyle audit assessments), including what the onus of proof is exactly, and the procedural issues associated with these estimated assessments.
  • How to deal with suspension of payment applications being declined by SARS and suspensions being declined when objections are disallowed.
  • What can be raised as a new ground on appeal and the importance of an objection.

Presenter

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.


CPD

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


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  • 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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