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Nicolette Smit

Nicolette Smit



  • Tax

WSG Practice Industries


South Africa



Unilateral Extension of Prescription
ENSafrica, February 2020

We have recently seen that the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), in conducting audits in respect of taxpayer’s affairs, places reliance on section 99(4) of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (“TAA”) to unilaterally extend the time period within which an assessment prescribes. Section 99(1) of the TAA deals with the period of limitation in respect of the issuance of assessments...

Unutilised Capital Losses – Can SARS Impose Understatement Penalties?
ENSafrica, November 2017

In terms of section 222(1) of the South African Tax Administration Act, 2011 (the “TAA”), “[i]n the event of an ‘understatement’ by a taxpayer, the taxpayer must pay, in addition to the ‘tax’ payable for the relevant tax period, the understatement penalty determined under subsection (2) unless the ‘understatement’ results from a bona fide inadvertent error” (our emphasis)...

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