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Using a tax practitioner this tax season? Here's how to check if he's registered

by , 02 July 2014
You probably know that the 2014 tax-filing season for individual taxpayers is underway. And that you have now until 21 November 2014 to complete and submit your Income Tax Return (ITR12) to SARS.

What you may not know is that if you plan to use a tax practitioner to help you file your return, you must ensure he's registered with a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) as well as with SARS.

How do you do this?

Here's how to check if your tax practitioner is registered.

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If you're planning to ask a tax practitioner to help you file your 2014 tax return, make sure he's registered first

All tax practitioners must be registered with a recognised controlling body and with SARS as we've mentioned.

SARS says you can ask your tax practitioner for their SARS and Recognised Controlling Body registration details to verify the registration.

You can also verify your tax practitioner's registration status via SARS' eFiling. You can login into the site and look for 'tax practitioner registration status.' You'll then be directed to put in your tax practitioner's number to verify his status.

Or you can go to SARS' website to look for a list of all controlling bodies for tax practitioners so you can contact them directly to verify your tax practitioner's status.

That's not all. Keep this in mind when it comes to tax practitioners...

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Keep these three points in mind when it comes to tax practitioners

#1: SARS says you've got better protection if your practitioner is registered.

#2: A person who isn't registered with a recognised controlling body and who prepares tax returns on your behalf will only be able to perform limited functions. They may not charge you and they may not submit the return on your behalf.

#3: Even though your tax practitioner is completing and submitting your ITR12 on your behalf, the responsibility still rests with you to make a true declaration and submit any outstanding returns, payments and penalties.

There you have it. Make sure you check the status of your tax practitioner this tax season now that you know how.



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