Second Small Business Tax Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act

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Second Small Business Tax Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act [No. 10 of 2006]


Government Gazette
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Vol. 493 Cape Town 25 July 2006 No. 29069
THE PRESIDENCY No. 750 25 July 2006
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
No. 10 of 2006: Second Small Business Tax Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2006.


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GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
[ ] Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.
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(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 20 July 2006.)
ACT To provide for a Small Business Tax Amnesty in respect of the voluntary disclosure by an applicant of any failure to comply with certain Acts administered by the Commissioner; to amend the Income Tax Act, 1962, so as to further regulate the National Treasury’s access to certain information; to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to further provide for matters relating to powers of officers; to effect a consequential amendment; to amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, to effect certain consequential amendments in respect of the phasing out of adhesive revenue stamps and impressed stamps; to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to provide for National Treasury to have access to certain information; and to effect certain textual and consequential amendments and to delete certain obsolete provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
E IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as B foii0Ws:- INDEX
Section
CHAPTER I 5
ADMINISTRATION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS TAX AMNESTY
Part Z
Purpose and Objective of Tax Amnesty
1. Purpose and Objective
Part ZZ
Interpretation, Application and Administration
2. Definitions 3. 4.
Administration of Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act Exercise of powers of Commissioner
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Part ZZI
Relief in terms of Tu Amnesty
5. No prosecution for related offences
Part ZV
Review of decision of Commissioner
6. Objection against decision of Commissioner
Part V
Reporting
7. Reporting
Part VI
Regidations
8. Regulatory powers
CHAPTER I1
GENERAL AMENDMENTS TO TAXATION LAWS
9. Amendment of Act 58 of 1962 10.-11. Amendment ofAct 91 of 1964 12. Amendment of Act 77 of 1968 13.-17. Amendment ofAct 89 of 1991 18. Short title
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CHAPTER I
ADMINISTRATION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS TAX AMNESTY
Part I
Purpose and Objective of Tax Amnesty
Purpose and Objective 5
1. The purpose and objective of the tax amnesty provided for in this Chapter is to- ’
(a) broaden the tax base; (b) facilitate the normalisation of the tax affairs of small businesses; (c) increase and improve the tax compliance culture; and (4 facilitate participation in the taxi recapitalisation programme. 10
Part I1
Interpretation, Application and Administration
Definitions
2. For purposes of this Chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, any meaning ascribed to a word or expression in Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act must bear the 15 meaning so ascribed, and-
“Tax Amnesty Act” means the Small Business Tax Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2006.
Administration of Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act
3. This Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act are administered by the 20 Commissioner.
Exercise of powers of Commissioner
4. (1) Any power granted to the Commissioner under this Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act may be exercised by the Commissioner personally or by any person designated by the Commissioner for that purpose.
(2) The provisions of section 4 of the Income Tax Act, relating to secrecy and the waiver thereof, apply mutatis mutandis in respect of every person employed or engaged by the Commissioner in carrying out the provisions of this Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act.
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Relief in terms of Tau Amnesty
No prosecution for related offences
5. (1) An applicant whose application has been approved in terms of section 5 of the Tax Amnesty Act is deemed not to have committed any offence in terms of any Act to which Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act relates to the extent that relief has been granted 35 in terms of section 8 of the Tax Amnesty Act.
(2) Subsection (1) also applies to a person in so far as that person acted in a representative capacity on behalf of the applicant during the qualifying period.
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Part IV
Review of decision of Commissioner
Objection against decision of Commissioner
6. (1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner under Chapter I of the
(2) Part I11 of Chapter I11 of the Income Tax Act, and the rules relating thereto, apply mutatis mutandis to any objection lodged and appeal noted against a decision of the Commissioner under this Chapter.
(3) The tax court contemplated in section 83 of the Income Tax Act has jurisdiction to hear any appeal noted against any decision of the Commissioner under this Chapter and 10 Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act.
Tax Amnesty Act may object and appeal against that decision. 5
Part V
Reporting
Reporting
7. (1) The Commissioner must provide to the Minister and the Auditor-General 15 information of all applications for tax amnesty under Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act and must disclose-
{a) the number of applications received and the number of applications approved and denied;
(b) the number of new taxpayers registered with the Commissioner per tax type; 20 (c) the total amount of all tax amnesty levies payable in terms of Part IV of
Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act by all applicants; (4 the number of new taxpayers registered with the Commissioner per tax type
that are classified as active taxpayers on 3 1 March 2008 and 3 1 March 2009, respectively. 25
(a) be in a form that does not disclose the identity of any applicant; and (b) be submitted at such times as may be agreed between the Commissioner and
the Minister or Auditor-General, as the case may be. (3) The Minister must report to Parliament on the information contemplated in 30
(2) The information contemplated in subsection (1) must-
subsection (1).
Part VI
Regulations
Regulatory powers
8. The Minister may make regulations regarding any ancillary or incidental 35 administrative or procedural matter that it is necessary to prescribe for the proper implementation or administration of this Chapter and Chapter I of the Tax Amnesty Act.
CHAPTER I1
GENERAL AMENDMENTS TO TAXATION LAWS
Amendment of section 4 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 6 of Act 55 of 40 1966, section 4 of Act 104 of 1979, section 32 of Act 104 of 1980, section 3 of Act 96 of 1981, section 3 of Act 85 of 1987, section 3 of Act 70 of 1989, section 4 of Act 21 of 1994, section 3 of Act 36 of 1996, section 34 of Act 34 of 1997, section 21 of Act 30 of 1998, section 11 of Act 53 of 1999, section 14 of Act 30 of 2000, section 19 of Act 60 of 2001, section 8 of Act 74 of 2002, section 34 of Act 12 of 2003 and section 14 45 of Act 45 of 2003
9. Section 4 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution in the proviso to subsection (1) for paragraph (e) of the following paragraph:
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“(e) the Commissioner shall disclose to the Director-General of the National
any taxpayer which is a public entity contemplated in section 3(l)(b) of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), or an entity contemplated in section 3 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003), to the extent necessary for performing the functions and exercising the powers of the National Treasury in terms of those Acts; or
@ any other class of taxpayers [to the Director-General of the National Treasury], to the extent necessary for the purposes of tax policy design 10 or revenue estimation.”.
Treasury information in respect of- (i)
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Amendment of section 4 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 2 of Act 105 of 1969, section 2 of Act 110 of 1979, sections 3 and 15 of Act 98 of 1980, section 2 of Act 84 of 1987, section 4 of Act 59 of 1990, section 1 of Act 105 of 1992, section 1 of Act 98 of 1993, section 2 of Act 45 of 1995, Schedule 3 of Act 34 of 1997, section 58 15 of Act 30 of 1998, section 47 of Act 53 of 1999, section 115 of Act 60 of 2001, section 43 of Act 30 of 2002, section 39 of Act 12 of 2003 and section 133 of Act 45 of 2003
10. Section 4 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the
“(8A) (a) (i) For the purposes of this subsection, unless the context indicates 20 otherwise, ‘goods’ includes any ship, vehicle or container contemplated in section
[ii) An officer may stop and detain and examine any goods in order to determine whether the provisions of this Act or any other law have been complied with in
substitution for subsection (8A)(a) of the following subsection:
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respect of such goods as contemplated in section 107(2)(u).”. 25
Amendment of section 107 ofAct 91 of 1964, as amended by section 20 ofAct 85 of 1968, section 31 of Act 105 of 1969, section 11 of Act 93 of 1978, section 6 of Act 89 of 1983, section 67 of Act 45 of 1995 and section 33 of Act 34 of 2004
11. Section 107 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the
“(4) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2)(u), unless the context indicates otherwise, ‘goods’ includes any ship, vehicle or container contemplated in section
addition of the following subsection: 30
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Amendment of section 1 of Act 77 of 1968, as amended by section 16 of Act 103 of 1969, section 5 of Act 66 of 1973, section 7 of Act 88 of 1974, section 19 of Act 106 35 of 1980, section 3 of Act 118 of 1984, section 17 of Act 87 of 1988, section 36 of Act 9 of 1989, section 3 of Act 69 of 1989, section 5 of Act 136 of 1991, section 4 of Act 20 of 1994, section 16 of Act 27 of 1997, section 34 of Act 34 of 1997, section 77 of Act 30 of 1998, section 74 of Act 53 of 1999, section 40 of Act 5 of 2001, section 54 of Act 19 of 2001, section 141 of Act 60 of 2001, section 42 of Act 12 of 2003, section 40 37 of Act 16 of 2004, section 73 of Act 32 of 2004, section 4 of Act 10 of 2005 and section 29 of Act 32 of 2005
12. (1) Section 1 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (b) of the definition of “stamp” of the following paragraph:
“(b) when used as a verb, means affix a stamp to[, or impress a stamp on,] an 45 instrument: Provided that in the case where the payment of duty is not required to be denoted on an instrument [by means of an adhesive stamp or otherwise], “stamp”, when used as a verb, means to make payment of that duty,”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by 50 proclamation in the Gazette.
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Amendment of section 6 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 20 of Act 37 of 1996, section 34 of Act 34 of 1997, section 88 of Act 30 of 1998, section 66 of Act 19 of 2001, section 150 ofAct 60 of 2001, section 116 ofAct 74 of 2002, section 48 ofAct 12 of 2003 and section 45 of Act 16 of 2004
13. Section 6 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for paragraph (ii) of the proviso of the following paragraph:
“(ii) the Commissioner shall disclose to the Director-General of the National Treasury information in respect of= (ha) any person which is a public entity contemplated in section 3( I)@) of the 10
Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), or an entity contemplated in section 3 of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003), to the extent necessary for performing the functions and exercising the powers of the National Treasury in terms of those Acts; or any class of persons [to the Director-General of the National Treasury], to the extent necessary for the purposes of tax policy design or revenue estimation.”.
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Amendment to section 23 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 20 of Act 20 of 1994, section 37 ofAct 27 of 1997, section 92 ofAct 53 of 1999, section 178 ofAct 45 20 of 2003, section 9 of Act 10 of 2005 and section 36 of Act 32 of 2005
14. (I) Section 23 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (3) for paragraphs (a) and (b) of the following paragraphs, respectively:
“(a) that person is a ‘municipality’ as defined in section 1 or is carrying on any 25 enterprise as contemplated in paragraph @)(ii), (iii) or (v) [or (c)] of the definition of ‘enterprise’ in section 1; or
(b) that person is carrying on any enterprise, other than= @ as contemplated in paragraph (b)(ii) or (iii) [or (c)] of the definition of
‘enterprise’ in section 1; 30 $1 as a ‘municipality’ as defined in section 1 and the total value of taxable supplies made by that person in the course of carrying on all enterprises in the preceding period of 12 months has exceeded R20 O00: or”.
(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 2006. 35
Amendment to section 46 ofAet 89 of 1991, as amended by section 185 ofAct 45 of 2003 and section 41 of Act 32 of 2005
15. (1) Section 46 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of the following paragraph:
“(c) on a [local authority] municipality shall be any person responsible for 40 accounting for the receipt and payment of moneys or funds on behalf of such [local authority] municipality;”; and
“: ProlCfded that nothing herein contained shall be construed as relieving any such company, public authority, [local authority] municipality, 45 body or person or any member of a partnership referred to in section 51(3) from having to perform any duties imposed by this Act upon such company, public authority, [local authority] municipality, body or person which the first-mentioned person has failed to perform. ”.
(b) by the substitution for the proviso of the following proviso:
(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to.have come into operation on 1 July 2006. 50
Amendment to section 48 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 99 of Act 53 of 1999, section 186 of Act 45 of 2003 and section 106 of Act 32 of 2004
16. (1) Section 48 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution in subsection (1) for paragraph (a) of the following
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“(u) in relation to any company, public authority, [local authority] munici- pallty, body, trust fund or person referred to in section 46, the person who is in terms of that section responsible for performing the duties imposed under this Act on such company, public authority, [local authority] municipalit45 body, trust fund or person; and”; and 5
(b) by the substitution for subsection (7) of the following subsection: “(7) Every person who becomes a representative vendor (other than a
person representing a company, public authority or [local authority] municipality as contemplated in section 46(u), (6) or (c) or a person appointed as an agent under the provisions of section 47) shall within 2 1 10 days after becoming responsible for performing duties under this Act on behalf of any other person notify the Commissioner in such form as the Commissioner may prescribe, of the fact that he or she has become a representative vendor of that other person.”.
(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 2006. 15
Amendment of section 55 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 35 ofAct 136 of 1992, section 38 of Act 97 of 1993 and section 102 of Act 30 of 1998
17. Section 55 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution in subsection (3) for paragraph (a) of the following
“(u) required to be kept in terms of subsection (1) and section [75(1)@] 73A of the Income Tax Act, shall be retained and carefilly preserved by the vendor for the period referred to in the said section [75(1)@] m; and”; and
(b) by the substitution in subsection (3)(b) for the words preceding subparagraph 25 (i) of the following words:
“required to be kept in terms of subsection (I), but in respect of which a return referred to in the said section [75(1)@] 73A need not be submitted, shall-”.
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18. This Act is called the Second Small Business Tax Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2006.