Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2016
Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2016 published for comment. To access the draft click on the link below.
Complaints Guide translated into different official languages
As part of on-going efforts to raise public awareness about its mandate and services offered to taxpayers with complaints against SARS, the Office of the Tax Ombud has translated its Complaints Guide into different South Africa official languages. Click on the link below to access the complaints guide in your preferred language.
Fair Play Newsletter
Welcome to the first issue of the Office of the Tax Ombud’s stakeholder newsletter, Fair Play, a vibrant and informative newsletter which aims to keep stakeholders abreast of important matters affecting the Office and developments in the tax recourse sphere. Click the link below to read the full newsletter or find it on our Publications Page.
OTO Webinar Session in collaboration with SAIT
The Office of the Tax Ombud in collaboration with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals will hold several webinar sessions in the coming months where the Office will engage SAIT members on various issues.
Minister of Finance 2016 Budget Speech
The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, delivered his budget speech in Parliament on 24 February 2016.
Power of Attorney
The Office of the Tax Ombud has created a Power of Attorney form that representatives may use when lodging a complaint on behalf of the taxpayer. The form has been loaded on the website under section “How to Lodge a Complaint”. For easy access to the form, click on the link below:
OTO Presentation at ENSAfrica Training Session
OTO CEO Advocate Eric Mkhawane to present at ENSAfrica pro bono training session in Mitchell’s Plain in the Western Cape on 24 February 2016.
The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT), through its webinar platform, will host the Office of the Tax Ombud on 17 February 2016, with OTO CEO Advocate Eric Mkhawane interacting with participants on a variety of issues including the role, mandate and structure of the OTO, as well as the process of escalation.
Presentation Paper at the Conference on Tax and Good Governance in Africa
Changing the Dynamics between Taxpayers and Tax Administrators to move towards Cooperative Compliance.