Taxation Laws Second Amendment Act

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Taxation Laws Second Amendment Act [No. 10 of 2005]


Government Gazette
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Vol. 481 Cape Town 13 July 2005 No. 27786
THE PRESIDENCY No. 698 13 July 2005
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
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GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
r ] Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.
(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 10 July 2005.)
ACT To amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to further regulate an offence regarding the failure to export goods within the specified period; to substitute a definition; and to require the Commissioner to keep certain Explanatory Notes and to provide for their evidentiary value; to amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, so as to delete a certain definition and substitute another; to make further provision for the manner in which instruments shall be written and stamped and for persons liable to stamp instruments; and to repeal a certain requirement in respect of debit entries; to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to amend a definition; to further regulate the periods when returns must be submitted and to effect certain consequential amendments relating thereto; and to effect certain textual amend- ments; to amend the Exchange Control Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2003, so as to further regulate the period for submission of tax returns; and to amend the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2004, so as to further regulate the authority and responsibility to collect the payments referred to in Schedule 3 to that Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
E IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as B foiiows:-- Amendment of section 21 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 9 of Act 105 of 1969, section 44 of Act 30 of 2002 and section 22 of Act 34 of 2004
1. Section 21 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (3) for subparagraph (iii) of paragraph ( d ) of the following subparagraph :
“(iii) Where the importer fails to export the goods before the period of 6 months or any extended period lapses, the importer shall [-
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(m)] be guilty of an offence and shall- lo [ ( b b ) ] O [except if the goods are restricted or prohibited under any law,
enter all goods of such class or kind for home consumption and payment of duty or for such other purposes as may be authorised under the rules for this section or any other provision of this Act] cause such goods to be abandoned or destroyed as provided in this Act; 15 or -
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[(cc)](bb) [cause such goods to be abandoned or destroyed as provided in this Act] enter all goods of such class or kind for home consumption and payment of duty or for such other purposes as may be authorised under the rules for this section or any other provision of this Act, unless those goods are restricted or prohibited under any law.”. 5
Amendment of section 21A of Act 91 of 1964, as inserted by section 121 of Act 60 of 2001 and amended by section 112 of Act 32 of 2004
2. Section 21A of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “Industrial
“ ‘Industrial Development Zone’ or ‘IDZ’ means an area designated by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of any regulation made [under section l O ( l ) ] in terms of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993 (Act No. 187 of 1993);”;
Development Zone” of the following definition: 10
(b) by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection: 15 “(2) Any reference in this section, any Schedule or any rule to
‘regulations’ or ‘regulation’ shall, unless otherwise specified, be a reference to the regulations made [under section l O ( l ) ] in terms of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993.”;
(c) by the substitution for subsection (1 1) of the following subsection: 20 “( 11) Any amendment contemplated in subsection [(ll)] (10) may be
made with retrospective effect from such date as may be specified in such notice.”; and
(d) by the substitution for subsection (13) of the following subsection: “( 13) The provisions of section 48(6) shall apply mutatis mutandis 25
(12) [and (13)] to any amendment to which subsections 0, (11) relates.”.
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Amendment of section 47 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 11 of Act 95 of 1965, section 17 of Act 105 of 1969, section 2 of Act 7 of 1974, section 7 of Act 105 of 1976, section 10 of Act 112 of 1977, section 6 of Act 110 of 1979, sections 9 and 15 30 of Act 98 of 1980, section 8 of Act 86 of 1982, section 6 of Act 52 of 1986, section 15 of Act 84 of 1987, section 4 of Act 69 of 1988, section 6 of Act 68 of 1989, section 22 of Act 59 of 1990, section 3 of Act 61 of 1992, section 37 of Act 45 of 1995, section 4 of Act 44 of 1996, section 63 of Act 30 of 1998, section 53 of Act 53 of 1999, section 126 of Act 60 of 2001, section 104 of Act 74 of 2002 and section 138 of Act 45 of 2003 35
3. (1) Section 47 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the addition to subsection (8) of the following paragraphs:
“(b) The Commissioner shall obtain and keep in his office two copies of such Explanatory Notes and shall effect thereto any amendment of which he is notified by the said Council from time to time and shall record the date of effecting each such amendment and any such amendment shall, for the purposes of this Act, be effective from the date so recorded.
(c) Whenever in any legal proceedings any question arises as to the contents of such Explanatory Notes or as to the date upon which any amendment thereto was effected, a copy of such Explanatory Notes as amended in terms of this subsection shall be accepted as sufficient evidence of the contents thereof and of the effective date of any ahendment thereto.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 12 December 2001.
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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 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 37 of Act 16 of 2004 and section 73 of Act 32 of 2004
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4. Section 1 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended- (a) by the deletion of the definition of “instalment credit agreement”; and 10 (b) by the substitution for the definition of “instrument” of the following
definition: “ ‘instrument’ includes any written document or writing [and for the purposes of the duty contemplated in Item 6 of Schedule 1 in respect of any debit entry in an account, such a debit entry];”.
Amendment of section 6 of Act 77 of 1968, as amended by section 10 of Act 114 of 1977, section 6 of Act 118 of 1984, section 20 of Act 87 of 1988, section 8 of Act 32 of 1999 and section 75 of Act 32 of 2004
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5. Section 6 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended by the substitution for
“( 1) Every instrument [(other than any debit entry contemplated in Item 6 of Schedule l)] shall be written in such manner, and shall be so stamped, that the stamp appears on the face of the instrument.”.
subsection (1) of the following subsection: 20
Amendment of section 7 of Act 77 of 1968, as amended by section 18 of Act 103 of 1969, section 10 of Act 89 of 1972, section 8 of Act 66 of 1973, section 3 of Act 70 of 25 1975, section 5 of Act 87 of 1982, section 7 of Act 118 of 1984, section 5 of Act 69 of 1989, section 55 of Act 19 of 2001, section 43 of Act 12 of 2003, section 156 of Act 45 of 2003, section 38 of Act 16 of 2004 and section 76 of Act 32 of 2004
6. (1) Section 7 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended- (a) by the deletion in subsection (1) of paragraph (iB); and (b) by the deletion of subsection (2).
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(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into operation on 1 March 2005 and applies in respect of any debit entry made in an account on or after that date.
Repeal of section 19 of Act 77 of 1968, as substituted by section 6 of Act 69 of 1989 and amended by section 75 of Act 53 of 1999 and substituted by section 87 of Act 32 35 of 2004
7. (1) Section 19 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby repealed. (2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into operation on 1 March 2005 and
applies in respect of any debit entry made in an account on or after that date.
Amendment of section 1 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 21 of Act 136 of 40 1991, paragraph 1 of Government Notice 2695 of 8 November 1991, section 12 of Act 136 of 1992, section 1 of Act 61 of 1993, section 22 of Act 97 of 1993, section 9 of Act 20 of 1994, section 18 of Act 37 of 1996, section 23 of Act 27 of 1997, section 34 of Act 34 of 1997, section 81 of Act 53 of 1999, section 76 of Act 30 of 2000, section 64 of Act 59 of 2000, section 65 of Act 19 of 2001, section 148 of Act 60 of 2001, 45 section 114 of Act 74 of 2002, section 47 of Act 12 of 2003, section 164 of Act 45 of 2003, section 43 of Act 16 of 2004 and section 92 of Act 32 of 2004
8. (1) Section 1 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the addition
“: Provided that a deposit (other than a deposit on a returnable container), whether 50 refundable or not, given in respect of a supply of goods or services shall not be considered as payment made for the supply unless and until the supplier applies the deposit as consideration for the supply or such deposit is forfeited;”.
to the definition of “consideration” of the following proviso:
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(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 24 January 2005.
Amendment of section 23 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 20 of Act 20 of 1994, section 37 of Act 27 of 1997, section 92 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 178 of Act 45 of 2003
9. Section 23 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the insertion
“: Provided that where that person is a public entity listed in Schedule 1 or Part A or C of Schedule 3 to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), which was liable to be registered as a vendor for any supplies made on or before 3 1 March 2005, but did not register before 1 April 2005, the Commissioner 10 must not register that person in respect of those supplies.”.
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Amendment of section 25 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 96 of Act 30 of 1998 tnd section 94 of Act 53 of 1999
10. (1) Section 25 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the
“(dA) any change whereby the provisions of section 27(4B)(a) cease to apply in insertion after paragraph (d) of the following paragraph: 15
respect of that vendor;”. (2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on 1 August 2005.
Amendment of section 27 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 34 of Act 136 of 1991, Government Notice 2695 of 8 November 1991, section 28 of Act 136 of 1992, 20 section 78 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 40 of Act 34 of 2004
11. (1) Section 27 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the addition to subsection (1) after “Category E” of the following
Category: “ ‘Category F’ means the category of vendors whose tax periods are 25 periods of four months ending on the last day of June, October and February of the calendar year.”;
(b) by the substitution in subsection (2) for paragraph (a) of the following paragraph:
“(a) Every vendor, not being a vendor who falls within category C, D, 30 [or] E as contemplated in subsection (3), (4), [or] (4A) or (4BZ shall fall within Category A or Category B.”;
(c) by the substitution in subsection (3) for the proviso of the following proviso: “: Provided that a vendor falling within Category C shall cease to fall within that Category with effect from the commencement of a future 35 period notified by the Commissioner, if the vendor has applied in writing to be placed within Category A, B, D, [or] E Q and the Commissioner is satisfied that by reason of a change in the vendor’s circumstances he satisfies the requirements of this section for placing within Category A, B, D, [or] E or.”;
(d) by the substitution in subsection (4) for the proviso of the following proviso: “: Provided that a vendor falling within Category D shall cease to fall within that Category with effect from the commencement of a future period notified by the Commissioner, if written application is made by the person who made the application referred to in paragraph (e) for the 45 vendor to be placed within Category A, B, C, [or] E a or the Commissioner is satisfied that by reason of a change in circumstances that vendor should be placed within Category A, B, C, [or] E e.”;
(e) by the substitution in subsection (4A) for paragraph (ii) of the proviso of the following paragraph: 50
“(ii) the Commissioner is satisfied that by reason of a change in circumstances, that vendor should be placed in Category A, B, C , [or] D or; or”; and
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fl by the insertion after subsection (4A) of the following subsection: “(4B) A vendor (other than a vendor registered under section 50), shall
fall within Category F if- (a ) the total value of the taxable supplies of the vendor-
(i) has in the period of 12 months ending on the last day of any month not exceeded R1 million; and
(ii) is not likely to exceed that amount in the period of 12 months commencing at the end of the period referred to in subpara- graph (i); and
(b) the vendor has made written application to the Commissioner in such form as the Commissioner may prescribe, to be placed in Category F
Provided that a vendor falling within Category F shall cease to fall within that Category with effect from a date notified by the Commissioner if-
(i) written application is made by the vendor to be placed in a different Category;
(ii) the Commissioner is satisfied that by reason of a change in circumstances that vendor should be placed within Category A, B, C, D or E; or
(iii) the vendor has repeatedly made default in performing any of his obligations in terms of this Act.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on 1 August 2005 and shall apply in respect of any tax period commencing on or after that date.
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Renumbering of section 54A of Act 89 of 1991, as inserted by section 42 of Act 34 of 2004 25
12. (1) Section 54A of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby renumbered as
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on the date that Part 1A of Chapter I11 of section 4 1 A.
the Income Tax Act, 1962, comes into operation.
Amendment of section 20 of Act 12 of 2003, as amended by section 61 of Act 16 of 30 2004
13. Section 20 of the Exchange Control Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2003, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for paragraph (a ) of the following paragraph:
“(a) in respect of the tax relief contemplated in section 15 or 17, where the 35 applicant or facilitator, as the case may be, fails to submit the tax return for the last year of assessment ending on or before 28 February 2003 by the later of-
a date determined by the amnesty unit[, in the case where the applicant or facilitator was not registered for tax or the registration of the applicant or facilitator was dormant at the 40 time that the application for amnesty was submitted]; or
(ii) 31 March 2004 [, in any other case]; or”.
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Substitution of paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to Act 16 of 2004
14. (1) The following paragraph hereby substitutes paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2004: 45
“3. (1) The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service has the authority and responsibility to collect the payments referred to in paragraph 2.
(2) The provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1962, contemplated in subsection (3) apply mutatis mutandis in respect of-
(a) the administration of this Schedule as regards the exercise of powers and performance of duties and the preservation of secrecy;
( b ) statements, the production of information, documents or things, enquiries, searches and seizures and evidence on oath for purposes of obtaining full information in respect of the calculation of the payments required in terms of this Schedule;
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(c) any assessment, objection, appeal and settlement of dispute relating to the payment required in terms of this Schedule;
(d) the payment, recovery or refund of any amount, interest or penalty required in terms of this Schedule;
( e ) any representative of a holder of a mining right, production right 01 mining permit or any prospecting right with a permission to remove and dispose of minerals or petroleum; any transaction, operation or scheme entered into or carried out for the purposes of avoiding or postponing any liability for the payment required in terms of this Schedule or of reducing the amount of that payment;
(g J reporting of unprofessional conduct; and (h) the jurisdiction of the courts. (3) The provisions of the Income Tax, 1962, which apply to this Schedule
(a ) the administration of the Act as contained in Chapter 1 of that Act; (6) returns, the production of information, documents or things,
enquiries, searches and seizures and evidence on oath; (c) assessments, objections, appeals and settlement of disputes; (d) the payment, recovery and refund of tax, interest and penalties; (e) representative taxpayers and representative employers; (fJ transactions, operations or schemes for purposes of avoiding or
postponing liability for taxes on income or reducing the amount of taxes on income;
( g ) the reporting of unprofessional conduct; and (h) the jurisdiction of the courts.”.
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(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date to be determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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