Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act

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Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act [No. 60 of 2001]


Government Gazette

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Vol. 438 Cape Town 12 December 2001 No. 22923
THE PRESIDENCY
No. 1333 12 December 2001
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
No. 60 of 2001: Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001


GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
I ] Word\ in bold type i n qual-e brackets indicate omissions from existing enacments.
Kords underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.
ACT To amend the Marketable Securities Tax Act. 1918, so as to provide for a further esemption; to effect changes to the Act to give eflect to the restructuring of the South African Re\-enue Service: to provide for ob-iection and appeal procedures where a person is aggrieved b! a decision of the Commissioner; to amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1949. so as to effect changes to the Act to give effect to the restructuring of the South African Revenue Service; to provide for a further exemption: t o further regulate the objection and appeal procedures where a person is aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner; to amend the Estate Duty Act. 1955. so as to eflect certain consequential amendments to the provisions relating to the determination of the value of property for purposes of the Act: to effect changes to the Act to give effect t o the restructuring of the South African Revenue Service: to further regulate the objection and appeal procedures where a person is aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner; to regulate refunds of amounts of duty not properly chargeable and to provide for the set-off of amounts refundable against any other amount due to the Commissioner: to amend the Income Tax Act, 1962, so as to insert a definition and to amend certain other definitions; to provide that the exercise of certain discretions of the Commissioner shall he subject to objection and appeal: to amend the secrecy provisions to enable the Commissioner to disclose certain information to the Director-General of the National Treasury. the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service and the Eational Director of Public Prosecutions in certain circumstances: to further regulate the provisions relating to foreign tax credits: to further regulate the provisions relating to the recoupments of amounts which have been allowed as a deduction: to further regulate the provisions relating to controlled foreign entities: to further regulate the provisions relating to foreign dividends: to further regulate the provisions relating to income received by or accrued to residents from a source outside the Republic; to provide for the determination of taxable income in respect of foreign equity instruments: to further regulate the exemption provisions; to further regulate the provisions relating to the scrapping allowance; to further regulate the capital allowance in respect of pipelines. transmission lines and railway lines: to further regulate the additional strategic industrial investment allowance; to provide for a cut-off date for the provisions relating to schemes of arrangements involving trading stock; to further regulate the limitation of the allowances granted to lessors of certain assets; to provide that where for purposes of the Act regard must be had to the market value of an asset, the amount of input tax in the case of
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a vendor must be excluded from that market value; to further regulate the limitation of certain deductions of expenditure where the benefit in respect of which the expenditure relates extends beyond the year of assessment during which the expenditure is incurred; to provide for a cut-off date for the provisions relating to transactions whereby fixed property or company shares are exchanged for shares: lo further regulate the provisions relating to gains or losses on foreign exchange transactions: to further regulate the provisions relating to the determi- nation of taxable income and losses in foreign currency: to repeal a provision relating to assessments on transfers of' business undertakings by foreign companies to South -4frican subsidiaries: to amend the provisions relating to long-term insurers to provide that the different funds of an insurer shall be deemed to he companies which are connected persons for purposes of' certain provisions of the Act: to amend the provisions relating to allowances in respect of capital expenditure of mining assets and the recoupment thereof upon sale. transfer, cession or lease of mining property: to provide for certain consequential amendments: to provide for special rules relating to company formations, share-for-share transactions. intra-group transactions, unbundling transactions and liquidation transactions; to provide for a further exemption from donations tas: to etYect changes to the Act to give effect to the restructuring of' the South African Revenue Service: to further regulate the provisions relating to secondary tax on companies: to further regulate the requirements relating to returns of information by unit portfolios and in respect of financial instruments administered by portfolio administrators; to provide that where a person appointed as an agent of a taxpayer does not compl? with certain provisions of the Act, it shall constitute an offence; to further regulate the objection and appeal procedures where a person is aggrieved b) an assessment by the Commissioner and matters relating thereto: to provide that the hlinister may promulgate rules prescribing the procedures to be obserled in lodging an ob,jection and noting appeal and the conduct and hearing of an appeal hefore a tax court; to provide that the Minister may by regulation prescribe the circumstances under which the Commissioner may waive a claim against a taxpayer for purposes of the settlement of a dispute and the reporting reyuirements where a claim is waived; to further regulate the provisions relating to the taxation of lump sum benefits paid by a pension fund where a portion of that benefit must in terms of a di\,orce order he paid to the former spouse of the member: to further regulate and refine the provisions relating to capital gains tax: to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 106.1, so as to insert and amend certain definitions in section 1; to provide that decisions or determinations must be in writing; to further amend provisions relating to the disclosure of information; to make provision for prescribing by rule of wharfs and places where degrouping depots may be established for the handling of imported or exported goods and matters incidental thereto: to further regulate provisions relating to the reporting of cargo: to further provide for the landing of goods hefore due entry; to further regulate the remowl of goods in bond and the export of goods from a customs and excise warehouse; to introduce principles and procedures governing the adminis- tration of industrial development zones and matters incidental thereto: to amend a prohibition and a definition relating to marked goods; to further regulate the time of entry for imported goods; to provide for goods imported by air for which immediate clearance is requested; to provide for the disposal of goods on failure to make due entry, goods imported in contravention of any other law and seized and abandoned goods and matters incidental thereto; to amend the provisions determining liability for duty in respect of imported goods and when liability ceases; to further specify principles relating to the interpretation of provisions in the Schedules, the powers of the Commissioner to determine tariff headings. subheadings and items, to make binding tariff determinations and matters incidental thereto: to further provide for the enacting into law of international
(1 \ ( I 2 0 2 . : GO\ 'El other offence in respect of which the Commissioner is a complainant. has been or ma!' be committed. or where such information ma! be rele\mt to the in\,estigation o r prosecution of such an offence. and such offence i \ a serious offence i n respect of which a court may impose a sentence of imprisonment exceeding five years: or
( / I / b) the insertion after subsection ( 1 A ) of the following subsections:
~ / J I o f an imminent and serious public safet! 01- en\ironmental risk. and where the public interest in the disclosure of the information out\\.eighs an! potential harm to the taxpayer concerned should such information be disclosed: Provided that an! information. document or thing pro\,ided b! a taxpayer in any return or document. or obtained from ;i taxpayer in terms of section 71A. 71B or 71C. which is disclosed in terms o f this subsection. shall not. unless a competent court otherwise direcra. be admissible in any criminal proceedings against such taxpayer. to the extent that such information. document or thing constitutes an admission b! such taxpayer of the commission of an offence contem- plated i n DarazraDh l a )
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( IC) For the purposes of subsection ( IB]. the Commissioner may delegate the powers vested in him or her b!. that subsection. to any other officer.
and control of such Director-General shall not disclose any information wpplied under subsection 1 ) i c ' i to an! other per5on o r permit any other puson t o ha\.e access thsreto. except in the performance of an!. function contemplated in subsection ( I ) ( e ) .
Public Prosecutions or an! person acting under the direction and control of such National Police Commissioner or National Director of Public Prosecutions. shall not disclose an! information supplied under subsection ( I B ) to an). othcr person or permit an! other person to have access thereto. except in the exercise of his or her powers or the carrying 50 out of his of her duties for purposes of an!' investigation of, or prosecution for. an offence contemplated i n subsection ( lB) ." ;
i ID) The Director-General 01- an! person acting under the direction 30
( I E ) The National Police Cornmisdoner o r the National Director of 15
i ( , j hy the addition to subsection ( 2 ) of the following paragraph: " ( c J The Director-General of the Kational Treasury. and any person acting
under the direction and control of that Director-General. who performs 55 an) function as contemplated in subsection (1 )(e). shall take and subscribe before a magistrate or justice of the peace or a commissioner of
oaths. such oath or solemn declaration. as the case may be. of fidelity or secrecy as may be prescribed.": and
(ti) b! the insertion after subsection (2A) of the following subsection: ( 2 8 ) The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of an)'
inf'ormation relatinq to anv person. where that person has consented that such information ma! be published or made knonpn to anv other person.'
Amendment of section 6quar of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 5 of Act 85 of 1987 and amended by section 5 of Act 28 of 1997. section 12 of Act 53 of 1999. section 16 of Act 30 of 2000 and substituted by section 4 of Act 59 of 2000 and amended by section 8 of Act 5 of 2001
20. i I I Section 6qc~cu o f the Incomc Tax .4ct. 1962. is hereh! amended- l o ) b! the additic~n of the word "01.' at the end of paragraph ((') of subwction ( 1 1: { h i b! the addition to subsection ( I \ o f the f'ollowing paragraph:
.'([) an! amount- I i \ recei\ ed h! o r xxrucd t o an! other person Lvhich is deenled to have
been receii ed b! or accrued t o such resident i n terms o f section 7: ( i i I o f capital gain of an! other person \vhich i \ attributed to that
resident i n terms of paragraph 68. 69. 70. 7 I . 72 or X 0 of the Eighth Schedule: or
t i i i I \vhich represents capital o f a trust. as contemplated i n section 25B(1,4) or paragraph XO(3) of the Eighth Schedule. i n respect of which that resident acquires a wsted richt.":
i c ' ) b! the addition of the word "oI-" at the end of paragraph r i l l of subsection
( ( / J b! the addition t o subsection ( 1'4) ol'the follouing paragraphs: ( 1'41: and
" / e ) an!' unit portfolio in respect of the amount of any foreign dividend which is deemed to have been declared to such resident in terms of section YE(51 and included in the taxable income of that resident: 01-
(,/) any other person contemplated in subsection ( 1 ) ( f j ( i ) or ( i i ) or any trust contemplated in subsection ( 1 )(fJiiii ). in respect of the amount included in the taxable income of that resident as contemplated in subsection
(3)1(11 Subsection ( I ) ( [ / I shall be deemed to h a \ e come into operation on I Januar!
f h ) Subsection ( 1 ) ( h i shall. to the extent that it insert>-
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( i ) paragraph f'f)(i) in hubsection ( 1 ) of section 6qurrr. be deemed t o ha1.e come into operation on I JanuarJ- 100 1
t i i ) paragraph ( f j c i i ) i n subsection ( 1 ) of section 6~/1(~11. be deemed t o have c o ~ n e into operation on I October 2001 : and
I l i i 1 paragraph ( f J ( i i i I i n suhsxtion ( I ) of section Syuor . be deemed t o h \ e come into operation on I Januar! 2001. and to the extent that i t adds a reference to paragraph XO(3) o f the Eighth Schedule. shall be deemed to ha\.e come into operation on 1 Ocroher 2001.
( C ' J Subsection i I ) i ( , ) shall be deemed t o h a w come into operation on 1.3 Februar!,
(til Subsectior i 1 ) ( d ) shall. to the extent that i t inserts- 2000.
i i ) paragraph ( c ) in subsection (1A). be deemed to have come into operation on 23 Februar) 3000:
1 i i paragraph ( f j shall be deemed to have come into operation on the date that paragraph (fNi). ( i i ) and ( i i i ) of subsection ( I ) of section 6qcrar. respectively. come into operation.
Amendment of section 8 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 6 of Act 90 of 1962. section 6 of Act 90 of 1964, section 9 of Act 88 of 1965, section 10 of Act 55 of 1966, section 10 of Act 89 of 1969, section 6 of Act 90 of 1972, section 8 ofAct 85 of 1974. section 7 of Act 69 of 1975, section 7 of Act 113 of 1977, section 8 of Act 94 of 1983, section 5 of Act 121 of 1984, section 4 of Act 96 of 1985, section 5 of Act 65 of 1986, section 6 of Act 85 of 1987, section 6 of Act 90 of 1988, section 5 of Act 101 of 1990, section 9 of Act 129 of 1991, section 6 of Act 141 of 1992. section 4 of Act 113 of 1993, section 6 of Act 21 of 1994, section 8 of Act 21 of 1995, section 6 of Act 36 60
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of 1996, section 6 of Act 28 of 1997, section 24 of Act 30 of 1998, section 14 of .4ct 53 of 1999. section 17 of Act 30 of 2000, section 6 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 7 of Act 19 of 200 1
21. ( 1 I Section 8 of the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereb! amended- ( N ) by the substitution for the pro\,iso to paragraph (a i of subsection (1) of the 5
following proviso: "ProIided that the pro\,isions of this paragraph shall not apply in
respect of an! such amount so reco\-ered or recouped which has been included in the gross income of such taxpayer i n terms of paragraph (eB) or ( , /A) of the definition of 'gr ss income'.": and 1 0
( h i h) the substitution iol- paragraph ( X ) of subsection (4) of the following
" ( X ) For the purposes of paragraph (01. \\here during an!' year of paragraph:
assessment an!- person has- ( i ) donated an!. asset: I5
i i i ) distributed an! asset by way of a di\.idend: or ( i i i ) disposed o f an! asset to a person uzho is a connected person in
i n respect of a,hich a deduction or an allou~ancr has been granted to such person in terms of an!- of the pro\isions referred t o i n that paragraph. 30 such person shall be deemed to have recovered or recouped an amount equal to the market value of such asset as at the date of such donation. dlstribution or disposal.".
relation to that person.
( 2 Subsection ( 1 ) ( a ) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation. i h ) Subsection i 1 ) i h ) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation and shall 25
appl! in respect of an!' asset disposed of on or after that date,
Amendment of section 9D of Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 9 of Act 28 of 1997 and amended bj- section 28 of Act 30 of 1998, section 17 of Act 53 of 1999, section 19 of Act 30 of 2000. section 10 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 9 of Act 5 of 2001 3 0
22. ( 1 ) Section 9D of the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereb!. amended- (a i b!, the addition to the definition of "controlled foreign entity" of the following
Dro\.iso: "Provided that in determining whether residents jointh. hold more
than 50 per cent of the participation rights of an!' foreign entit!. which is 35 listed on a recoenised exchange or which is a scheme or arrangement contemplated in paragraph (c)(ii) of the definition of 'company' in section I . except where connected persons hold more than SO per cent of the participation riyhts of that foreign entitv. scheme or arrangement. any person u,ho holds less than five per cent of the participation rights of that 40 foreign entitv shall be deemed not to be a resident:";
(1)) b) the substitution for paragraph i d ) of the prwiso to subsection (2A) of the follo\ving paragraph: " i d ) an! capital gain or capital loss of such entit!. shall. when applying
paragraph 434) of the Eighth Schedule. be determined [with reference 45 to and] in thecurrency [in which it conducts the majority of its transactions] of the Republic and such capital gain or capital loss shall be translated on the last day of the foreign tax year of the controlled foreign entity to the local currency. as defined i n section 241. of that controlled foreign entity: and": 50
icJ by the addition to the proviso to subsection (2A) of the following paragraphs:
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" i f ) where the resident contemplated in subsection (2) is a natural person. special trust or an insurer in respect of its indi\idual policyholder fund. the taxable capital gain of the controlled foreign entity shall. for the purposes of paragraph 10 of the Eighth Schedule. be 25 per cent ofthat entity's net capital gain for the relevant year of assessment: and
(,y) any amount to be taken into account in the determination of such net income of that entity in respect of the disposal of any foreign equity instrument. shall be determined i n the current!' of the Republic and such amount shall then be translated on the last da! of the foreign tax year of the controlled foreign entit! to the local current!'. as defined in section 241. of that controlled foreign entit\,.":
( d l b! the substitution in paragraph ( a ) of subsection ( 9 ) for the words preceding the proviso of the following words: " ( r r i in respect of receipts and accruals (other than receipts and accruals of a
capital nature) or capital yains of any controlled foreign entity which is a company. where- - ( i ) such receipts and accrual5 have been or w i l l be subject to tax on
income in a designated country at a statutory rate of at least 3-7 per cent:
( i i those capital gains of that company have been or ndl be subject to tax in a designated country at a statutor!' rate of at least 13.5 per cent.
(aftertaking into account the application of the relevant agreement for the avoidance of double taxation. if any) without any right of recovery by an)' person (other than a right of recovery in terms of an entitlement to carry back losses arising during any year of assessment to any year of assessment prior to such year of assessment). notwithstanding the fact that such entity ma!'. as a result of any foreign assessed tax loss incurred b! such entity during such year or an)' previous year of assessment. not be liable for the payment of any tax:":
(ci b!, the substitution in the proviso to paragraph (hl of subsection (9) for the words in paragraph (iii) preceding subparagraph (aa) of the following words: " ( i i i ) i n the form of dividends. interest. royalties. rental. annuities. insurance
premiums or income of a similar nature. or any [proceeds derived from] capital gain determined in respect of the disposal of any asset [as determined in accordance with the Eighth Schedule] from which an! such income is earned. or an]' foreign currency gain determined in respect of any foreign equity instrument or an!. foreign currencv rain determined in terms of section 341. except where such receipts and accruals. c pital gains andforeign current!. pins-": 40
(,Ti b!, the substitution for item ( c i a ) of subparagraph i i i i r of paragraph (11) of subsection (9) of the followin_ E Item: . " i t r r r i do not in total exceed fi\.e per cent of the sum of the [total] receipts and
accruals (other than receipts and accruals of a capital nature) and the amount of all capital gains and foreign currency gains of such 45 controlled foreign entit!,: or":
f g l b! the substitution for subitem ( A ) of item ( h b ) of subparagraph (iii) of paragraph ( b ) of subsection (9 ) of the follou.ing subitem: " ( A ) connected person (in relation to such controlled foreign entity) who is a
resident or any resident n.ho holds at least five per cent of the 50 participation rights in that controlled foreign entity: or:.':
(11) by the addition to item (hb) of subparagraph iiii) of paragraph ( h ) of subsection (9) of the following proviso:
"Provided that the receipts and accruals of such banking or financial services. insurance or rental business are deriyed mainlv from persons 55 who are not connected persons in relation to that controlled foreign entity.'': -
r i , b! the substitution for paragraph (fAj of subsection (9) of the following paragraph: . . f , f : L i ) i n relation to [the proportional amount of an amount equal to] the
net income of a controlled foreign entity [which is attributable to any resident]. to the extent that i t relates to any interest. royalties. [or] 5 rental or income of a similar nature. which is [paid] payable to such entit!. by an!' other [controlled] foreign entity [in relation to such resident). or any exchange difference determined in terms of section 241 in respect of any exchange item to which that controlled foreign entit\. and that other foreiyn entitv are parties. where that controlled I O foreign entity and that other foreign entity fonn part of the same group of companies. as defined i n section 41:":
r , j i b\ the insertion in subsection ( 9 , of the following paragraph after paragraph (fAAl: { ~ B J in relatioli to the net income of a controlled foreign entity to the extent 15
that i t relates to any capital gain of such entity. \\.hich is determined in respect of the disposal of an\ ' asset. as defined i n the Eighth Schedule. (excluding an! financial instrument or intangible asset). nshere that asset \A as attributable to an!. business establishment of that controlled foreign entin or :In! other foreign entit!, which forms part of the same group of 20 comp;lnies. ax defined in section 41. as that controlled foreign entin:":
( X i b! the addition to subsection 19) of the following paragraph: " i h i i n respect of an\. amount received by or-accrued to such controlled
f'oreign entit!- ( i l from the disposal of any interest in the equity share capital of' an!'
[ i i ) b! wa!. of a dividend declared to that controlled foreign entit! b!.
if that controlled foreign entit!. on the date of that disposal or declaration of di1,idend-
i r r o \ holds more than 25 per cent of the equity share capital in that other foreign entity: and
(hi,/ i n the case of an! disposal contemplated in subparagraph i i ). held such interest contemplated i n item (aa) for a period of at least I8 months prior to that disposal. unless that interest "as acquired by the controlled foreign entity from an! other foreign entity. \\.here that controlled foreign entit!, and that other foreign entit!, form part of the same group of.companies. as defined in section 41 and that controlled f o r e i g entity and that other foreign entit!, in aggregate held that interest for more than 18 months:
PI-cwided that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply \A.here more than 5 0 per cent of either the market Yalue or the actual costs of all the asset5 01' that other foreign entit!, and an!. foreign entit!,. \vhIch is a controlled cornpan!. as defined in section 41. in relation to that other foreign entit!, on the date of that disposal or distribution. consists of financial instruments. as defined in paragraph I of the Eighth Schedule. other than an!' shares held in any foreign entit!. L\.hich is a controlled compan! in relation to that other foreign entit\,.".
( 2 , ( r r i Subsection ( I ) ( t i ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on I Januar), 2001 and shall apply in respect of any financial year of a controlled foreign entity which ends during any year of' assessment of a resident which commences on or after that date.
( 1 7 ) Subsections ( 1 ) / / I ) . I C ) . (d i . , e ) and ( f J shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
( r ) Subsections ( I )(g). ( h ) and ( j ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 1001 and shall apply in respect of any financial year of a controlled foreign entity which ends during any year of assessment of B resident commencing on or after that date.
other foreign entity which is a company: or
any other foreign entity which is a compan!:
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(d l Subsection ( 1 )(i) shall- ( i ) in so far as i t inserts the reference to exchange item contemplated in section
241 or amounts of a similar nature. been deemed to have come into operation on 1 January 9001: and
( i i ) in so far as i t amends the rest of paragraph (/A) of subsection (9). been deemed 5 to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
and shall appl), in respect of any financial year of a controlled foreign entity which ends during any year of assessment of a resident commencing on or after that date.
( e ) Subsection ( 1 )(X-) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001 and shall apply in respect of any disposal of any interest or dividend received or accrued 10 on or after that date.
Amendment of section 9E of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 20 of Act 30 of 2000 and amended by section 11 of Act 59 of 2000, section 10 of Act 5 of 2001 and section 8 of Act 19 of 2001
23. ( 1 ) Section 9E of the Income Tax Act. 1969, is hereby amended- in) by the deletion of paragraph f b ) of the definition of "foreign dividend": (0) b) the substitution in subsection ( 5 ) for the words following paragraph lb) of
the following words: '.such di\.idend contemplated in paragraph ( a ) shall. to the extent that such di\.idend is declared to such holders of units as contemplated in paragraph (b) . be deemed to have been declared by such company directly to such holders of units":
( c ) h! the substitution for the proviso to paragraph (a) of subsection (5A) of the folloMfing proviso: "Provided that such deduction shall be limited to the amount of foreign dijidends included in the [gross] income of such resident during such year: and": and
rdi by the substitution for paragraph (d ) of subsection (7) of the following paragraph: "((1) any company. which is distributed directly or indirectly to a resident who
holds a qualifying interest in such company, to the extent that the profits from which the dividend is declared[- ( i ) were generated in a designated country; and
(ii)] are or will be subject to tax in a designated c o u n t n at a statutory rate of at least 77 per cent or. in the case of any capital gains of that company. at a statutory rate of at least 13.5 per cent. (after taking into account the application of the relevant agreement for the avoidance of double taxation, if any) without any right of recovery by any person (other than a right of recover!. in terms of an entitlement to carry back losses arising during any ear of assessment to an! year of assessment prior to such year of assessment): Pro\ ided that where such designated countr!' imposes tax on that cornpan!' at a progressive scale of statutor)' rates. the statutory rate shall for the purposes of this paragraph be deemed to be the highest rate on such scale;": and
( e ) by the substitution for paragraph ( f ) of subsection (7) of the following paragraph: "(f) any company out of profits derived by such company by way of-
- ( i ) an!' foreign dilidend which is exempt from tax in terms of the urovisions of this subsection: or
- (ii) any dividend which would hTve constituted a foreign dividend which is exempt from tax, had such dividend been declared on or after 23 February 2000.".
Subsection ( ] ) l a ) shall be deemed to have come into oueration on 1 October
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Amendment of section 9F of Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 12 of Act 59 of 2000
21. ( I ) Section 9F of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended b!, the substitution
" ( 2 ) The amount of any income which shall be exempt from tax in terms of the pro\,isions of section 10( I )(LA). shall be so much of an!. amount received b!~ or accrued during the reletmt !.ear of assessment to any company which is a resident from a source outside the Republic. ullich is not deemed to be from a source in the Republic. which has been or u-ill bt. subject to tax in an). designated country at a statutor) rate of at least 17 per cent or. i n the case of any capital gains of that company. at a statutory rate of at least 13.5 per cent. (after taking into account the application of the relevant agreement for the avoidance of double taxation. if any) uithout an!' right of recovery b!, an! person (other than a right of recovery in terms o f an entitlement to c a r q back 1os.ses arising during an!. year of assessment to an! \ear of assewnent prior t o such year o f assessment):".
( 2 I Subsection ( I I shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
in subsection ( 3 l'or the words preceding the proviso of the following words:
Insertion of section 9G in Act 58 of 1062
25. ( 1 The follouing wction i \ hereb!. inserted i n the Income Tax Act. 1962. after section 9F:
"Taxable income in respect of foreign equity instruments
0G. ( 1 ) For the purposes of this section ' f o r e i g current!,' means an!' cun-enc! w.hich is not legal tender in the Republic.
( 2 1 Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35D. the amount to be included i n the gross income of a person in respect of the disposal by that person of any foreign equity instrument which constitutes trading stock. shall be determined Ly translating the amount received or accrued in any foreign currency in respect of that disposal into the current!' of the Republic at the ruling exchange rate on the date of that disposal.
( u i expenditure incurred by a person in any foreign currency in respect of an! foreign equit!. instrument which is allowable as a deduction in terms of the pro\isions of this Act: or
f h i amount in any foreign currency which is taken into account in the determination of the taxable income of any person in respect of any foreign equit), instrument.
shall. for purposes of determining the taxable income of that person for the year in which that f o r e i p equit! instrument is disposed of. be translated into the currency of the Republic at the ruling exchange rate o n the later of the date of incurral of that expenditure or 1 October 2001 _".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. and shall appl! in respect of an!. foreign equity instrument disposed of on or after that date.
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Amendment of section 10 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 8 of Act 90 of 1962, section 7 of Act 72 of 1963. section 8 of -4ct 90 of 1964, section 10 of Act 88 of 1965, section 11 of Act 55 of 1966, section 10 of Act 95 of 1967, section 8 of Act 76 of 1968, section 13 of Act 89 of 1969, section 9 of Act 52 of 1970, section 9 of Act 88 of 1971. section 7 of .4ct 90 of 1972. section 7 of Act 65 of 1973, section 10 of Act 85 of 1974. section 8 of Act 69 of 1975, section 9 of Act 103 of 1976, section 8 of Act 113 of 1977, section 4 ofAct 101 of 1978, section 7 ofAct 104 of 1979, section 7 ofAct 104 of 1980, section 8 of Act 96 of 1981, section 6 of Act 91 of 1982, section 9 of Act 94
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of 1983. section 10 of Act 121 of 1984, section 6 of Act 96 of 1985, section 7 of Act 65 of 1986, section 3 of .4ct 108 of 1986, section 9 of Act 85 of 1987, section 7 of Act 90 of 1988. section 36 of Act 9 of 1989, section 7 of Act 70 of 1989, section 10 of Act 101 of 1990, section 12 of Act 129 of 1991, section 10 of Act 141 of 1992. section 7 of Act 113 of 1993, section 4 of Act 140 of 1993, section 9 of.4ct 21 of 1994, section 10 ofAct 5 21 of 1995. section 8 of Act 36 of 1996. section 9 of Act 46 of 1996, section 10 of Act 28 of 1997. section 29 of Act 30 of 1998, section 18 of Act 53 of 1999, section 21 of Act 30 of 2000. section 13 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 9 of Act 19 of 2001
26. ( 1 ) Section 1 0 of the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereby amended- ( a / by the substitution for item (aai of subparagraph ( i i i ) of paragraph ( e ) of 10
subsection ( 1 ) of the followin, 0 Item: ' "(aa) has been formed solely for the purposes of managing the collective
interests common to all its members. which includes expenditure applicable to the common immo\.able propert). of such members and the collection of levies for which such members are liable; and": and 15
( h i by the substitution for paragraph (dd) of the proviso to subparagraph ( i ) of paragraph ( X - 1 of subsection ( I ) of the folloMing paragraph: " i d t i , to the amount of any foreign dijidend contemplated in section 9E
receiied b! or accrued to an!' resident. v,.hich is not exempt from tax under section 9E(7):". '0
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Amendment of section 11 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 9 of Act 90 of 75 1962, section 8 of Act 72 of 1963, section 9 of Act 90 of 1964, section 11 of Act 88 of 1965. section 12 of Act 55 of 1966, section 11 of Act 95 of 1967, section 9 of Act 76 of,1968. section 14 of Act 89 of 1969, section 10 of Act 52 of 1970, section 10 of Act 88 of 1971, section 8 of Act 90 of 1972, section 9 of Act 65 of 1973, section 12 of Act 85 of 1974, section 9 of Act 69 of 1975, section 9 of Act 113 of 1977, section 5 of Act 30 101 of 1978. section S of Act 104 of 1979, section 8 of Act 104 of 1980, section 9 of Act 96 of 1981, section 7 of Act 91 of 1982, section 10 of Act 94 of 1983, section 11 of Act 121 of 1984. section 46 of Act 97 of 1986, section 10 of Act 85 of 1987, section 8 of -4ct 90 of 1988, section 8 of Act 70 of 1989, section 11 of Act 101 of 1990, section 13 of .4ct 129 of 1991, section 11 of Act 141 of 1992, section 9 of Act 113 of 1993, 35 section 5 of.4ct 140 of 1993. section 10 ofAct 21 of 1994, section 12 ofAct 21 of 1995. section 9 of Act 36 of 1996, section 12 of Act 28 of 1997, section 30 of Act 30 of 1998, section 20 of Act 53 of 1999, section 22 of Act 30 of 2000. section 15 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 10 of Act 19 of 2001
27. ( I ) Section I I of the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereby amended by the addition in 30
"(vii) no allonmce shall be made under this paragraph in respect of anv building. imprm ements to such building. shipbuilding structure. improvements to such
paragraph io) to the pro\,iso of the following subparagraph:
shipbuilding structure. residential unit. pemlanent work. road pavement. ancillar? service. machinery. plant. implements. utensils, articles, transmis- sion line or cable or railway line which is disposed of by that person to any other person who is a connected person in relation to that person: Provided that any amount which i s disallowed as a deduction under this subparagraph ma) be deducted by that person from any amount received by or accrued to that person from that other person. which must be included in the gross income of that person, in that year of assessment or any subsequent year of assessment. if that other person is still a connected person in relation to that person:".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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28. ( I J Section 12D of the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereb! amended b) the substitution fol- subsection ( 2 ) of the following subsection:
" ( 2 ) There shall be allo\ved to be deducted an alloMmce i n respect of the cost 5 actuall\. incurred bv the taxpayer in respect of the acquisition of an! new and unused affected asset which- , ( / ) is owned b!, the taxpayer and is brought into use for the first time b\ such
I / > ] is used direct11 b!, such taxpayer [in carrying on his sole business of] for- 1 0 taxpayer- on or after the effectiw date: and
( i J the transportation of persons. goods. things or natural oil: or ( i i the transmission o f electricit!, or an!' telecommunication signal.
[there shall be allowed to be deducted an allowance in respect of the cost actually incurred by the taxpayer in respect of the acquisition of such asset] to the extent that such affected asset is used i n the production of his income: Pro\,ided 15 that such transportation o r transmission must constitute the sole or principal business of that taxpavel- o r i \ ;L main or necessary acti\it\ in the conduct of the sole or principal business of that taxpayel-.".
( 3 I Subsection ( 1 J shall be decmed to ha\ e come into operatlon on 2 3 Februar! 2000.
Amendment of section 12G of' Act 58 of 1962. as inserted b!- section 12 of Act 19 of 2 0 2001
29. ( 1 Section 12G of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereb! amended- i c ~ b! the substitution for paragraph ih/ of subsection (1) of the follov,,ing
paragraph: " ( h i the industrial pro.ject will increase production of. and employment in. the 25
re le lmt industrial sector within the Republic. after taking into account the displacement [of any other activities] \vithin that sector;"
f h ) b! the substitution of paragraph ( b J of subsection 17) of the following paragraph: " ( h i prescribing the criteria for determining the extent of the increase of 30
production of. and employment in. an industrial sector required and the extent 01 the displacement [of other activities] to be taken into account for purposes of subsection (4 )thj:": and
fci b!, the substitution for paragraph ((2) of subsection ( 7 1 of the following paragraph: -1 .'I " le) prescribing what constitutes an industrial participation project
concurrent investment incentive for the purposes of subsection (4)ic):".
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-4mendment of section 13 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 12 of Act 90 of 1962. section 5 of Act 6 of 1963, section 11 of Act 72 of 1963. section 12 of act 90 of 30 1964, section 14 of Act 88 of 1965, section 17 of Act 55 of 1966. section 13 of Act 51 of 1970, section 13 of Act 88 of 1971, section 12 of Act 90 of 1972, section 13 of Act 65 of 1973. section 16 of Act 85 of 1974. section 13 of Act 69 of 1975. section 7 of Act 101 of 1978. section 10 of Act 104 of 1980. section 13 of Act 96 of 1981. section 10 of Act 96 of 1985, section 12 of Act 85 of 1987, section 12 of Act 90 of 1988, section 12 35 of Act 113 of 1993, section 11 of Act 46 of 1996, section 22 of Act 53 of 1999, section 20 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 13 of Act 19 of 2001
30. Section 13 of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
"Deductions in respect of buildings used in a process of manufacture [or by 50 hotelkeepers]".
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.4mendment of section 22A of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 19 of Act 88 of 1971
31. Section 23A of the Incomc? Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection [ 1 ) for the words preceding paragraph ( ( I ) of the following words:
"If. under an! scheme of arrayement or reconstruction of any company o r its 5 affairs (including any scheme for the amalgamation of two or more companies and any other scheme) M.hich is sanctioned b!, any order of court on or after the first da! ofApril. 197 1 . any cornpan!. (hereinafter referred to as the transferee company) has before 1 October 2001. acquired from an) other cornpan! (hereinafter referred to as the transferor company) an! asset which was trading stock of the transferor I O conlpan!. and i n respect of such acquisition-.'.
.4mendment of section 23A of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted b\, section 21 of Act 121 of I984 and substituted by section 12 of Act 70 of 1989 and amended by section 22 o f .Act 101 of 1990. section 24 of Act 129 of 1991 and section 34 of Act 30 of 1998
32. ( 1 ) Section 23'4 of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereb! amended- 15 ( L ~ I b!, the substitution for paragraph ( h J of the definition of "aft'ected asset" in
subsection ( 1 of the flsllowing paragraph: " i h ) an! machiner!. plant. implement. utensil. article. aircraft 01- ship which
has been let and in respect of which the lessor is or was entitled to an allowance under section I]o. 12B or 12C. u.hether in the current or a 20 pre\.ious year of assessment. other than an! such machinery. plant. implement. utensil. article. aircraft or ship let by him under an agreement of lease formall! and finally signed by ever!. part! to the agreement before 19 November 1988.":
i h ~ h! the substitution for paragraph (a ) of the definition of "operating lease" i n 25 subsection i 1 ) of the following paragraph: " I N J such property ma! be hired by members of the general public directly
from that lessor in terms of such a lease. for a period of less than one month:": and
( c ) b!, the substitution for the definition of "rental income" of the folloaing -30 definition: .. 'rental income' means income derived by way of rent from the letting of mo\.able propert! or any machinen. or plant in respect of which an allowance has been granted to the lessor under section 1. 12. 12B or 12C. kvhether i n the current or any p elious year of assessment.". 35
( 2 ) Subsection i l ) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation of this ,4ct and shall appl!, i n respect of an! agreement of lease formall!. and finally signed b!, all parties on or after that date.
.4mendment of section 23C of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 25 of .4ct 129 of 1991 and section 21 of .4ct 141 of 1992 40
33. ( I Section 2 j C of the Income Tax .4ct. 1962 is herebl- amended- ( (11 by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
"Reduction of cost or. market value of certain assets": ( h i b!, the substitution in subsection ( 1 ) for the words preceding paragraph ( N ) of
the folloMing words: 45 "( 1 ) Where for the purposes of applying any provision of this Act regard is
to be had to the cost to the taxpayer or the market value of any asset acquired by him or to the amou'nt of any expenditure incurred by him, and-"; and
fc) by the substitution in subsection ( 1 ) for the words following paragraph (h). but preceding the proviso o f the following w rds: 50 "the amount of such input tax shall be excluded from the cost or the market value of such asset or 1.he amount of such expenditure:".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of section 23H olf Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 31 of Act 30 of 2000 and amended by section 29 of Act 59 of 2000
34. I 1 ) Section 33H of the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereh! amended- ((/) b!, the substitution for paragraph tb) of subsection ( 1 ) of the following
paragraph: 5 . ' ( /7) i n respect of-
- c ( i J w o d s 0' s':r\,ices [or any other benefit]. all of which will not be supplied or rendered to such person. [or the full benefit of which such person will not become entitled to] during such year of assessmenl: or. 1 0
- ( i i ) any other bGefit. the period to which the expenditure relates extends hesond such year of assessment.":
i h / b!. the substitution for' subparagraph ( i i i ) of subsection ( 1 ) of the following subparagraph:
" I i i i J any other benetit to which such [person w i l l become entitled] I5 cxpenditure relates. an amount which bears to the total amount of such expenditure the same ratio as the number of months in such year during \ \ hich such p m o n will [be entitled to] & such benefit bears to the ~ c w l number o f months during n.hich such person will [be entitled to] cnio\ such benefit or u.here the period o f such benefit is not 20 determinable. such period over m,hich the benefit is likely to be enioyed:":
h! the substitution for paragraph itrcri of the*pro\.iso to subsection ( 1 ) of the following paragraph: " r c i c l ) where all the goods or services are to be supplied or rendered within six 15
months after the end of the year of assessment during which the expenditure uas incurred. or such person [becomes entitled to] ha\.e the full enio!rment of such benefit in respect of which the expenditure was incurred within such period: or": and
i d , h! the substitution t o r paragraph ( h ) of subsection ( 3 ) of the following 30 paragraph: " i h ) such person M i l l never' [become entitled to] enlo\. such other benefit in
( 2 ) Subscction ( I ) shall be del-rned to ha\,e come into operation on 11 February 2000. respect of which an!. expenditure is incurred.".
Amendment of section 24.4 of 4ct 58 of 1962, as amended b!. section 23 of Act 89 of 35 1969. section 20 of Act 88 of 1971. section 24 of Act 85 of 1974 and section 15 of Act 85 of 1987
35. Section 34A of the Income Tax Act. 1961. is herebj, amended by the substitution in subsection ( 1 ) for the n m d s ]preceding paragraph (a ) of the following words:
..( I If. under an! transaction entered into before 1 October 1001 for the disposal 40 h! an!. perm1 (hereinafter referred to as the trader) of an! trading stock consisting of fixed propert! or an! shares i n an!' cornpan!'. the consideration received b), or accrued to the trader for such trading stock in effect consists of or includes-".
Amendment of section 211 of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 21 of Act 113 of 1993 and amended by section 11 of Act 140 of 1993, section 18 of Act 21 of 1994, 45 section 13 of Act 36 of 1996, section 18 ofAct 28 of 1997, section 35 of Act 30 of 1998, section 26 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 31 of Act 59 of 2000
36. ( I ) Section 241 of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended- ( 0 1 by the substitution in >.ubsection (1 ) for the definition of "exchange item" of
the following definition: 50 I ' 'exchange item' of or in relation to a person means an amount in a foreign currency- ( ( I ) which constitutes any unit of currency acquired and not disposed of by
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( h ) owing by or to that person in respect of a loan or advance or a debt
f c , ) owed by or to that person in respect of a forward exchange contract: or ( d ) where that person has the right or contingent obligation to buy or sell that
1/11 b!, the substitution in subsection ( 1 ) for the definition of "foreign currency'' of
incurred by or payable to such person:
amount in terms of a foreign currency option contract.":
the following definition:
( ( 1 1 any permanent establishment of a person. an!' currency which is not legal tender in the country in which that permanent establishment is situated:
( / I ) an) resident in respect of any exchange item M,hich is not attributable to a permanent establishment outside the Republic. any currency which is not legal tender i n the Republic:
( c . 1 any company or mst which is not a resident in respect of any exchange item which is nor attributable to a permanent establishment of that company or trust. any currency which is not legal tender in the country in which that company is incorporated or trust is formed:":
( c i b!. the insertion in subsection ( I ) after the definition of "intrinsic \,slue" of the
'foreign currency' means in relation to-
following definition: " 'local currency' means in relation to- f a ) any permanent establishment of a person. any currency which is legal
tender in the country in which that permanent establishment is situated: ( h i any resident in respect of an exchange item which is not attributable to a
permanent establishment outside the Republic. any current!' which is legal tender in the Republic:
( ( ' 1 any company or trust which is not a resident in respect of any exchange item which is not (Attributable to a permanent establishment, any currency which is legal tender in the country in which that company is incorporated or trust is formed:";
i d ! b! the substitution for the definition of "spot rate" in subsection ( 1 ) of the f'ollowing definition: '' 'spot rate' means the appropriate quoted exchange rate at a specific time for the delivery of currency [within a period of two business days]:":
( c ) b) the deletion of the definition of "transitional exchange difference" in subsection ( 1 ):
/./'I b! the substitution for the definition of "translate" in subsection ( 1 ) of the following definition: '' 'translate' means the restatement of an exchange item in the currency [of the Republic] at the end of any year of assessment. by applying the ruling exchange rate to such exchange item.":
Q / b! the substitution for wbsection ( 2 ) of the following subsection: " ( 2 ) The provisions of this section shall appl). in respect of any-
( N J company: ( h i trust carrying on any trade: and ( c ) natural person who holds any exchange item for purposes of trade.":
( h i by the substitution for subsection ( 3 ) of the following subsection: "(3) In determining the taxable income of any person contemplated in
subsection (2). there shall be included in or deducted from the income. as the case may be, of that person- io) any exchange difference in respect of an exchange item of or in relation
ih) ( i ) any premium or like consideration received by, or paid by. such person in terms of a foreign currency option contract entered into by such person; or
( i i ) any consideration paid by such person in respect of a foreign currency option contract acquired by such person; and
to that person, subject to subsection (IO):
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r i . ) an! discount nhich accrued to such person or any premium incurred b! him in respect of an} forward exchange contract. where- ( i ) such foru'ard exchange contract was entered into by such person as
a related or matching forward exchange contract to serve as a hedge i n respect of an! loan. adwnce or debt utilized or to be utilized by such person to acquire any asset or to tinance any expense, or to s e n e as a hedge in respect of any loan. advance or debt arising from the \ale o f an!' asset or the supply of an! ser\.ices: and
( i i suc l~ loan. ad\,ance or debt was recorded on transaction date at the l'orward rate in terms of such forward exchanfe contract. but such asset acquired or such expense so financed. or such asset so sold o r scr\,ices so supplied. was recorded at the spot rate or an alternative rate as the Commissioner ma! have prescribed in terms of the detinition of 'ruling exchange rate':
Pro\.ided that such discount or premium shall be deemed to have accrued o r heen incurred. as the case may be. on a da!. to day basis during the pcriod o f ' such forward exchange contract for the purposes of this paragraph.
b! the zubstitution for subsection (6) of the following subsection: ' .(6) .An! inclusion in or deduction from income in t e r m o f this section [in
respect of an exchange difference, transitional exchange difference or a premium or discount in respect of a forward exchange contract or a premium or other consideration in respect of or in terms of a foreign current\- option contract,] shall be in lieu of an! deduction or inclusion ujhich ma! otherwise be allowed or included under an!' other provision ofthis Act.": b!, the substitution i n subsection (7) for the words preceding paragraph (ai of the following words:
"171 Nota.ithstanding the provisions of [subsections (2) and (4)] subsec- tion 13 1. but subject to the provisions of sections 36 and 37E-": by the substitution in subsection (7A) for the words preceding subparagraph ( i ) of paragraph f a ) of the following words:
"Subject to subsection ( 1 0 ) . where an!' exchange difference is to be included in or deducted from the income of any company in terms of subsection [(2)] m. there shall. in lieu of such deduction or inclusion. be included in (II- deducted. as the case may be. from the income of such cornpan! duriny an!' year of assessment an amount equal to 10 per cent of the defened ;Imount o f such exchange difference arising from a loan or advance owing b!. such compan! to any other company or a loan or ad\mce owing by any other company to such company (such a loan or advance referred to as a qualifying exchange item for the purposes of this subsection). if--": b!* the substitution for subsection (8 ) of the following subsection:
"i S An! foreign exchange loss sustained in respect o f a transaction entered into b~ a person. or an! premium or other consideration paid in respect of or in terms of a foreign currency option contract entered into or acquired b). a person. shall not be allov,ed as a deduction from such person's income under subsection [ ( 2 ) or (411 n. [as the case may be] if such transaction was entered into o r such foreign currency option contract was entered into or acquil-ed mlel! or mainl) to enjoy a reduction in tax by way of a deduction from income.":
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( 1 7 1 ) by the addition of the following subsections: " ( 9 j Any exchange item of a person contemplated in subsection ( 2 ) . held on
I October 3001. other than in the course of trade of such person. shall be deemed to have been acquired by that person on that date at the ruling exchange rate on that date.
( 10) N o deduction shall be aliowed from the income of any person in terms of this section in respect of any exchange difference arising from 3 transaction entered into by such person with any controlled foreign entit), in relation to that person or any connected person in relation to that controlled foreign entit!. to the extent that the income attributable to that transaction is not included in the net income of that controlled foreign entity for purposes of section 9D.
( 1 1 J N o amount shall be included in or deducted from the income of a person in terms of this section in respect of any exchange difference arising fron- ( ( 1 1 an!' amount owing h! a person in respect of a loan. advance or debt
incurred b!, that person to acquire any asset to which the pro\,isions of paragraph 4 3 I j or ( 3 ) of the Eighth Schedule applies: and
( 1 1 1 an!' forward exchange contract or foreign current!. option contract entered into to hedge such loan. advance or debt.
( 17) Where an) amount contemplated in paragraphs ( ( 1 1 to rd) of the definition of 'exchange item' is denominated in the local currency of a permanent establishment of a person, and that amount- ( ( I ) becomes attributable to that permanent establishment, that amount shall
he deemed to be an exchange item which has been realised for the purposes of this section: or
( h i ceases t o be attributable to that permanent establishment otherwise than h\. way of disDosal. that amount shall be deemed to be an exchange item whichhas been acquired for the purposes of this section.".
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37. ( 1 ) Section 15D of the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereby substituted b!, the follon,in_c section:
"Determination of taxable income in foreign currency 35
25D. The amount of any taxable income derived by any resident from a source outside the Republic (other than by way of any foreign diisidend as contemplated in section 9E). shall- ( ( / ) uhere such income is attributable to a permanent establishment of that
resident outside the Republic. be determined in the relevant currency 40 of the country [from where the income is derived] in which that permanent establishment is situated, if the financial records of that permanent establishment are kept in that currency, and the amount of the taxable income so determined shall be converted on the last day of the relevant year of assessment to the currency of the Republic and the 45 ruling exchange rate at that date, or any other exchange rate or rates as the Commissioner may approve taking into account the ruling exchange rates during such year of assessment, shall be applied to determine the value of the amount of the taxable income so derived; 0'
(11) in any other case. be determined in the currency of the Republic.". 50 ( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 January 2001 and
shall appl), in respect of any year of assessment commencing on or after that date.
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Repeal of section 28bis of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 19 of Act 88 of 1965 and amended by section 25 of Act 89 of 1969, section 25 of Act 85 of 1974, section 18 of Act 113 of 1977, section 23 of Act 94 of 1983, section 34 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 35 of Act 59 of 2000
38. (1) Section 28bis is hereby repealed. (2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on 1 December 2001.
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39. (1) Section 29A of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the IO
“(10) The taxable income derived by an insurer in respect of its individual policyholder fund, its company policyholder fund and its corporate fund shall be determined separately in accordance with the provisions of this Act as if each such fund had been a separate taxpayer and the individual policyholder fund, company 15 policyholder fund, untaxed policyholder fund and corporate fund, shall be deemed to be separate [persons] companies which are connected persons in relation to each other for the purposes of subsections (6), (7) and (8) and sections 9B, 20,241,245, 24K, [and] 24L, and 26A and the Eighth Schedule to h s Act.”.
substitution for subsection (10) of the following subsection:
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 20
Amendment of section 33 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 26 of Act 85 of 1974, section 28 of Act 113 of 1993 and~section 38 of Act 59 of 2000
40. Section 33 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
“Assessment of owners or charterers of ships or aircraft [not ordinarily 25 resident or registered, managed or controlled in]. who are not residents of the Republic”.
Amendment of section 36 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 12 of Act 72 of 1963, section 15 of Act 90 of 1964, section 20 of Act 88 of 1965, section 23 of Act 55 of 1966, section 16 of Act 95 of 1967, section 14 of Act 76 of 1968, section 26 of Act 30 89 of 1969, section 21 of Act 65 of 1973, section 28 of Act 85 of 1974, section 20 of Act 104 of 1980, section 25 of Act 94 of 1983, section 16 of Act 96 of 1985, section 14 of Act 70 of 1989, section 26 of Act 101 of 1990, section 30 of Act 129 of 1991, section 24 of Act 141 of 1992, section 29 of Act 113 of 1993 and section 17 of Act 36 of 1996
41. (1) Section 36 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution 35 for paragraph (hhj of the proviso to paragraph (c) of the definition of “capital expenditure” in subsection (1 1) of the following paragraph:
“(hh) where a [change of ownership] sale, transfer, lease or cession of [a] any mining property, as contemplated in section 37, occurs [and the assets passing by such change of ownership include any] which results in the 40 disposal of an asset in respect of which the provisions of paragraph (d) are applicable, so much of the effective value as relates to the asset so [included] disposed of shall qualify for the calculation of the amount under this paragraph as from the first day of the year of assessment following the year of assessment during which the [change of ownership occurred] agreement 45 of sale, transfer, lease or cession of that mining property takes effect; and”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation and shall apply in respect of any disposal of an asset on or after that date.
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Substitution of section 37 of Act 58 of lY62, as amended by section 29 of Act 85 of 1974 and section 25 of Act 141 of 1992
42. ( 1 ) Section 37 of the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereby substituted by the following section:
"Calculation of capital expenditure on sale. transfer, lease or cession of 5 mining property
37.(1) For the purposes of this Act. but subject to subsection ( ] A ) , whenever [a change of ownership of a mining property, occurs the new owner] a taxpayer- ((/) sells, transfers. leases or cedes any mining property: and I O ( h i disposes of any assets contemplated in section 36(11) (hereinafter
referred to as 'the capital assets' ) in consequence of the sale, transfer. lease or cession contemplated in paragraph (a i ,
the person acquiring those capital assets shall be deemed to have acquired such [preliminary surveys, boreholes, shafts, development and equip- 15 ment (in this section referred to as the development assets) as are included in the] capital assets [passing by such change of ownership] at a cost equal to the effective value [to the new owner of the development assets at the time the change of ownership takes place takes place] of those capital asset5 to that person on the effective date of that agreement of 20 sale. transfer. lease or cession of the mining property, and the said cost shall be deemed to be expenditure that is incurred by [the new owner] that person during the period of assessment during which [the change of ownership occurs] that agreement takes effect and to be capital expendi- ture which is in respect of such period required to be taken into account for 35 the purposes of the definition of 'capital expenditure incurred' in section 36( 1 I ). [Provided that if in a case in which consideration is given, the effective value of all the assets so passing, exceeds the consideration, the amount of such cost and expenditure shall be deemed to be an amount which bears to the amount of such consideration the same ratio as such 30 effective value of the development assets bears to the effective value to the new owner at the said time of all the assets passing.]
( 1 A ) Where any consideration is given by the person acquiring the assets disposed of by the taxpayer. as contemplated in subsection ( l ) , and the effective value of all those assets (including any mining property) so 35 acquired, exceeds that consideration. the amount of the cost and expendi- ture in respect of the capital assets shall. for the purposes of subsection ( I ). be deemed to be an amount which bears to the total amount of such consideration the same ratio as such effective value of those capital assets bears to the effective value to that person of all the assets (including any 40 mining property) so disposed of to that person.
( 2 ) For the purposes of paragraph ( j ) of the definition of 'gross income' in section 1 and section 36. the [person from whom ownership of any mining property is acquired in consequence of a change of ownership of that property] taxpayer who disposes of any capital assets contemplated 45 in subsection (1 ). shall be deemed to have disposed of [the development assets included in the] such capital assets [passing by the change of ownership] for a consideration equal in value to the cost of [the development] those capital assets to the [new owner] person acquiring such capital assets as determined under subsection (1) and (,lA), and such SO consideration shall be deemed to have been received by or to have accrued to the said [person at the time the change of ownership takes place] taxpayer on the effective date of the agreement of sale, transfer, lease or cession.
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(31 If the value of the consideration given or the value of the property [passing where no consideration is given] disposed of is in dispute. [it] the \,slue mag. [with the consent of the new owner] be fixed b!~ the Commissioner and shall [failing such consent] be determined- ( ( / / i n the case of an!' mininy propertv. in the same manner as if transfer 5
f h ! in the case of an!' capital asset. at the market value of such capital
(41 The effectiw \,slue [at the time the change of ownership takes place] on the effective date of the agreement of sale. transfer. lease or I O cession. of all the assets [passing and of the development assets included therein] disposed of. shall be determined by the Director General [Mineral and Energy Affairs] for Minerals and Energ!. npho shall. notwithstanding the repeal of the Second Schedule to the Transvaal Mining Leases and Mineral Lau, Amendment Act. 1 9 1 8 (Act No. 30 of I C ) 1 8 1. for the purposes 15 of such determination have all the powers which were conferred upon him by the pro\>isions of that Schedule.
( a ) an! land on uhlch mininr is carried on: or , / I ! an!' riyht to minerals (including any right to mine for minerals) and a 20
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( 5 ) For the purpose of this section. 'mining propert!.' means-
lease o r sub-lease of such a right.", ( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation of this Act
and shall appl!. in respect of an! disposal of a capital asset on or after that date.
Amendment of section 38 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 21 of Act 90 of 1962, section 16 of Act 90 of 1964, section 28 of Act 89 of 1969, section 31 of Act 85 25 of 1974. section 27 of Act 94 of 1983, section 24 of Act 121 of 1984, section 32 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 36 of Act 30 of 2000
33. t 1 t Section -38 of the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (('1 of subsection (1) of the following paragraph:
any cornpan). which [the Commissioner is satisfied was incorporated to 30 serve a specified purpose, beneficial to the public or a section of the public, if under the constitution of the company no shareholder is entitled to participate in the profits or income of the company to an extent greater than seven per cent of the nominal value of his shareholding] has been approved as a public benefit organisation in terms of the prmisions of section 35 iO(3t:".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to ha\.e come into operation on 15 Jul! 2001.
Insertion of Part 111 in Chapter I1 of Act 58 of 1962
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41. ( 1 ) For the purposes of this Part. unless the context otherwise indicates. any word or expression that has been defined in section 1, shall bear the same meaning so defined. and- 'capital asset' means an asset as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, which does not constitutetrading stock: 50 'controlled company' means a company in relation to which another company is the controlling company; 'controlling company' means a company which holds for its own benefit. whether directly or indirectly through one or more companies in the group of companies of which all the companies in question are members, shares 55
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which constitute at least 75 percent of the total equity share capital of any other company: Provided that in determining the total equity share capital of that other company. regard must be had to any agreement in respect of which any person is on the date of determining whether a company is a controlling company, entitled to acquire an interest in the equity share 5 capital in that company on that date at no or nominal cost: ‘depreciable asset‘ means a capital asset in respect of which a deduction is allowable under the provisions of the Act, the recovery or recoupment of which would have to be included in the income of that person in terms of paragraph ( j ) of the definition of ‘gross income’ in section 1 or section I O 8(3) (a ) . were that a:jset to be disposed of: ’equity share’ in relation to a company, means a share in the equity share capital of that company: ‘group of companies’ means a controlling company and one or more other companies which are controlled companies in relation to that controlling 1.5 company: ‘listed company‘ means a company the equity share capital of which is listed on a stock exchange as defined in section 1 of the Stock Exchanges Control Act. 1985 ( 4ct No. 1 of 1985): ‘market \;due‘ in relation to an asset means the price which could be 20 obtained upon a sale of that asset between a willing buyer and a willing seller dealing at arm’s length in an open market; and ’unlisted company’ means an!; company which is not a listed company.
( 2 ) Any person who acquires or disposes of any asset in terms of any transaction in respect of which the provisions of this Part apply. must 15 provide full particulars relating to that transaction to the Commissioner. in such form as the Commissioner may prescribe. in the return furnished by that person for the year of assessment in which that transaction takes effect.
( 3 ) The Minister may prescribe by regulation the circumstances under which prior written approval of the Commissioner must be obtained or may 30 be elected to be obtained in respect of any company formation transaction. share-for-share transaction. intra-group transaction. unbundling transaction or liquidation distribution before the provisions of this Part shall apply in respect of that transaction. transfer or distribution.
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42. (1) For the purposes of this section- ‘company formatior;, transaction’ means a transaction in terms of which a person (other than a trust which is not a special trust) transfers an asset to a company which is a resident. in exchange for equity shares of that company and that person. after that transaction. holds a qualifying interest in that 30 company: ’qualifying interest‘ of any person means equity shares held by that person in a company. which- l a ) is a listed company or udl become a listed company within six months
after that transaction (or as may be approved by the Commissioner. 45 where the Comlnissioner is satisfied that those equity shares cannot be listed within that initial six months period due to circumstances beyond the control of the company. such further period not exceeding six months): or
( b ) in any other case. constitute an interest of more than 25 per cent of the SO total equity share capital of that company: Provided that in determin- ing the total equity share capital of that company, regard must be had to any agreement in terms of which any person is, on the date of determining the qualifying interest. entitled to acquire an interest in the equity share capital in that company on that date at no or nominal 55 cost.
( 2 ) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in the Act. but subject to subsections (3) and (5). where a person disposes of a capital asset to a company In terms of a company formation transaction and the market value of that capital asset exceeds the base cost of that capital asset 60 on the date of that disposal---
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(a ) that person must be deemed to have- (i) disposed of that capital asset for an amount equal to the base cost
of that ciqital asset on the date of that disposal; and (ii) acquired those equity shares on the date that such person acquired
that capital asset and for a cost equal to that base cost, which cost must, for the purposes of paragraph 20(l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule, be treated as an expenditure actually incurred and paid by that person in respect of those equity shares; and
(b) that company must be deemed to have acquired that capital asset on the date that such person acquired that capital asset and at a cost equal to the base cost contemplated in paragraph (a), which cost must, for the purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule, be treated as an expenditure actually incurred and paid by that company in respect of that asset.
(3) Subject to subsection ( 5 ) , where a person disposes of a capital asset (hereinafter referred to as ‘the formation asset’) to a company in the circumstances contemplated in subsection ( 2 ) and that person, at any time during the period of 18 months prior to that disposal, disposed of any other capital asset to that company in respect of which a capital loss was determined- (a ) that person rnust, for purposes of subsection (2)(a), be deemed to
have- (i) disposed of that formation asset for an amount equal to the
market value of that formation asset: Provided that the amount of the capital gain determined in respect of the disposal of that formation asset which must be taken into account in the determination of the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that person in terms of the Eighth Schedule, shall not exceed the amount by which the capital losses determined in respect of all disposals by that person to that company within that period of 18 months, exceeds all capital gains determined in respect of all disposals by that person to that company during that period; and
(ii) acquired the equity shares in that company in terms of the company formation transaction, at a cost equal to the sum of- (aa) the base cost of that formation asset on disposal thereof to
that company; and (bb) the amount of that capital gain that was taken into account
in the determination of the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that person, as contemplated in subparagraph (i);
(b) that person must, where the amount of that capital loss was disregarded in terms of the provisions of subsection (9), reduce the balance of that capital loss by the amount of the capital gain taken into account in the determination of the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss, as contemplated in paragraph (a)(i); and
(c) the company must, for purposes of subsection (2)(b), be deemed to have acquired that formation asset at a cost equal to the cost of the equity shares to that person as contemplated in paragraph (a)(ii), which cost must for the purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid by that company in respect of that asset.
(4) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, where any person disposes of any asset (other than any financial instrument as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule) to a company in terms of a company formation transaction and that asset constitutes trading stock and is attributable 1.0 the business undertaking of that person which is transferred to that company as a going concern, and will constitute trading stock in the hands o f the company to which that asset is so disposed of-
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(a) that person must be deemed to have- (i) disposed of that asset for an amount equal to the cost of that asset
contemplated in section 22(1) or (3) , as the case may be; and (ii) acquired the equity shares in terms of that company formation
transaction at a cost equal to that amount, which cost must, for purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule, be treated as an expenditure actually incurred and paid in respect of those equity shares; and
(b) that company must, be deemed to have acquired that asset at a cost equal to the amount of the cost to that person of that asset, contemplated in section 22(1) or (3), as the case may be.
(5 ) Subject to subsection (ll), where- (a) a person disposes of an asset to a company in terms of a company
formation transaction; and (b) that person in exchange for that asset, becomes entitled to any
consideration in addition to any equity shares issued by the company to that person,
the disposal of that asset to that company, contemplated in paragraph (a ) must, to the extent hat any equity shares are issued by the company to that person, be deemed to be a disposal in terms of a company formation transaction for purposes of this section, and to the extent that such person becomes entitled to any other consideration, as contemplated in paragraph (b)- (i) in the case of a disposal of a capital asset, be treated as a part disposal
for purposes of the Eighth Schedule; or (ii) in the case of disposal of an asset which constitutes trading stock, be
deemed to be a sale of that trading stock for the purposes of the Act. (6) Where a person transfers an asset or a liability to a company as part
of a company formation transaction and that asset or liability constitutes- (a ) a depreciable asset, any allowance which-
(i) that company may be entitled to in terms of this Act shall be limited to the amount of any allowance which that person would have been entitled to deduct in respect of that asset, had that asset not been disposed of by that person to that company; and
(ii) was allowed as a deduction during any year of assessment in the determination of the taxable income of that person- (aa) which has been recovered or recouped by that person shall,
for the purposes of section 8(4)(a) and paragraph (j) of the definition of ‘gross income’ be deemed not to have been recovered, recouped or received; and
(bb) must for the purposes of the recoupment of any allowance, or inclusion thereof in the income of that company, be deerned to have been allowed as a deduction of that company during that year of assessment; or
(b) any asset or liability in respect of which an allowance under section 11 (i), 1 lu), 24 or 24C was allowable to that person as at the end of the year of assessment preceding that in which that asset or liability is transferred- (i) the amount of any debt due to that person that was included in the
income of that person during any year of assessment, must for purposes of section 11 (i) be deemed to have been included in the income of that company during that year; and
(ii) so much of that allowance as relates to the asset or liability so transferred must not be included in that person’s income during the year of that transfer but must be included in the income of that company.
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(7) Where a person- (a ) acquired any equity share in a company in terms of a company
formation transaction, as contemplated in subsection (2) or (4), and more than 50 per cent of the market value of all the assets disposed of by that person to that company consists of depreciable assets or trading stock or both depreciable assets and trading stock; and
(b) disposes of any such equity share (other than by way of involuntary disposal, as contemplated in paragraph 65 of the Eighth Schedule, or the death of that person) within a period of 18 months after the date of acquisition contemplated in paragraph (a),
that equity share must be deemed to be trading stock of that person. (8) Where a person disposed of any asset in terms of a company
formation transaction, as contemplated in subsection (2) or (4), and that person ceases to hold a qualifying interest in that company, as contemplated in paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘qualifying interest’ in subsection (I), within a period of 18 months after the date of the disposal of that asset (whether or not by way of the disposal of any shares in that company), that person must- (a ) where that person ceased to hold a qualifying interest other than as the
result of the disposal of any equity shares, be deemed to have- (i) disposed of all the equity shares acquired in terms of that
company formation transaction which were not disposed of immediately before that person ceased to hold such a qualifying interest, for an amount equal to the market value of those equity shares on the date that those equity shares were acquired in terms of the company formation transaction; and
(ii) immediately reacquired all the equity shares not disposed of immediately after that person ceased to hold a qualifying interest at a cost equal to that market value, which cost be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid by that person in respect of those equity shares for purposes of paragraph 20(l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule; or
(b) where that person ceases to hold a qualifying interest as a result of the disposal of any equity shares, (other than in terms of an intra-group transaction Contemplated in section 44, unbundling transaction contemplated in section 45 or a liquidation distribution contemplated in section 46), be deemed to have- (i) disposed of all the equity shares (other than any shares
contemplated in subsection (7)) for proceeds equal to- (aa) in the case of the equity share actually disposed of by that
person, the higher of the proceeds from that disposal or the market value of those equity shares on the date of that disposal; or
(bb) in the case of equity shares not actually disposed of by that person, the market value of those equity shares on the date that person acquired those equity shares; and
(ii) immediately reacquired any equity shares held after that person ceased to hold a qualifying interest at a cost equal to that market value contemplated in subparagraph (i)(bb):
Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply where that person ceases to hold a qualifying interest in that company as the result of the death of that person and that qualifying interest accrues to the surviving spouse of that person upon his or her death.
(9) Despite paragraph 39 of the Eighth Schedule, where a person disposes of a capital asset to a company in terms of a company formation
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transaction and the base cost of that asset exceeds the market value of that asset at the date of that disposal- (a) that person must disregard any capital loss determined in respect of the
disposal of that asset to that company in determining the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that person; and
(b) that company must be deemed to have acquired that asset for a cost equal to the market value of that asset on the date of that disposal, which cost must be treated as an expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( l ) (a ) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of that asset:
Provided that a person’s capital loss which is disregarded during any year of assessment in terms of paragraph (a) may, after reduction thereof as contemplated in subsection (3)(b), be deducted from any capital gain determined in respect of any capital asset disposed of by that person to that company during that year or any subsequent year of assessment, if that person at the time of that disposal holds a qualifying interest in that company.
(10) Where a company disposes of a capital asset within a period of 18 months after acquiring that asset in terms of a company formation transaction- (a) the capital gain determined in respect of the disposal of that asset may
not be set of€ against any assessed loss, balance of assessed loss, capital loss or assessed capital loss of that company; or
(b) the company .must disregard any capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of that asset.
(11) Where a person disposes of- (a) any asset to a company in terms of a company formation transaction,
as contemplated in subsection (2) , which secures any debt- (i) which was incurred by that person more than 18 months before
that disposal; or (ii) which was incurred by that person within a period of 18 months
before that disposal- (aa) and that debt was incurred at the same time as that asset was
acquired by that person; or (bb) to the extent that debt constitutes the refinancing of any debt
in respect of that asset incurred more than 18 months before that disposal,
and that company assumes that debt or an equivalent amount of debt that is secured by that asset; or
(b) any business undertaking to a company as a going concern in terms of a company formation transaction, as contemplated in subsection (2) , which includes any amount of any debt that is attributable to, and arose in, the normal course of that business undertaking,
that person must be deemed to have acquired any equity share in exchange for the disposal of that asset or business undertaking at a cost equal to the base cost of that asset or business undertaking, reduced by the amount of that debt: Provided that where that debt exceeds the base cost of that asset or business undertaking, that person must acid that excess to proceeds when that person disposes of that equity share.
(a) any company (hereinafter referred to as ‘the subsidiary’) which is a resident acquires all the assets and assumes all the liabilities relating to the business undertaking of any company which is not a resident (hereinafter referred to as ‘the foreign company’), carried on through a branch in the Republic;
(b) the business undertaking of that branch has been transferred to that subsidiary as a going concern; and
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( c ) at the time of the transfer of that business undertalung, all the issued share capital of the subsidiary was held for its own benefit by the foreign Compimy,
that foreign company and that subsidiary must be deemed to be one and the same company in respect of any transaction of the branch, for purposes of determining any taxable income derived or any assessed loss incurred by the subsidiary after the transfer of that business undertaking.
(13) The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of the disposal of any asset- (a) by a person to a company, where all the receipts and accruals of that
company are exempt from tax in terms of the provisions of section 10; (b) by a person, where the asset constitutes a financial instrument as
defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, unless- (i) that financial instrument constitutes a debt due to that person in
respect of goods sold or services rendered by that person in the course of carrying on any business which is transferred as a going concern; or
(ii) the total market value of all financial instruments so transferred (other than debts contemplated in subparagraph (i)), does not exceed five per cent of the total market value of all assets of any business which is transferred as a going concern;
(c) by a company where that asset was acquired by that company in terms of any company formation transaction, unless that asset was held by that company for a period of more than 18 months.
Share-for-share Transactions
43. (1) For the purposes of this section, a ‘share-for-share transaction’ means any transaction in terms of which any person (other than a trust which is not a special trust) disposes of any equity share (hereinafter referred to as the ‘target share’) in a company (hereinafter referred to as the ‘target company’), which is a resident to any other company (hereinafter referred to as the ‘acquiring company’), which is a resident, in exchange for any equity share issued by that acquiring company to that person, and- (a) the acquiring company-
(i) in the case where that target company is a listed company or will become a listed company within six months after that transaction (or where the Commissioner is satisfied that those equity shares cannot be listed within that initial six months period due to * circumstances beyond the control of the company, such further period not exceeding six months, as may be approved by the Commissioner), after that transaction and any other share-for- share transaction (entered into in terms of any offer made on the same ternls as that transaction and which is accepted within a period of 45 days before or after that transaction) holds equity shares in that target company, which constitute a direct interest of- (aa) more than 25 per cent in the equity share capital of that
target company, in the case where no other shareholder holds an equal or greater amount of equity share capital in that target company; or
(bb) in any other case, at least 35 per cent in the equity share capital of the target company; or
(ii) where the target company is not a company contemplated in subparagraph (i), after that transaction holds shares in the target company, which constitute a direct interest of more than 50 per cent in the equity share capital of the target company; and
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(6) that person after that transaction holds equity shares in that acquiring company- (i) which is a listed company on the date of that transaction; or (ii) in any other case, which constitutes a direct interest of more than
25 per cent in the equity share capital of that acquiring company: Provided that in determining the total equity share capital of the target company or the acquiring company, regard must be had to any agreement in terms of which, on the date of determining the interest of that acquiring company or that person, any person is entitled to acquire an interest in the equity share capital of that target company or acquiring company, as the case may be on that date, at no or nominal cost.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, but subject to subsection (4), where a person disposes of any target shares, which are held by that person other than as trading stock, to an acquiring company in terms of a share-for-share transaction and the market value of those target shares exceeds the base cost thereof- (a ) that Derson must be deemed to have-
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where the target company is a listed company and the equity shares in that company were acquired by the acquiring company from any shareholder who does not hold a direct interest of more than 25 per cent in the equity share capital of the acquiring company after that transaction, be deemed to have acquired those equity shares at a cost equal to the market value of those equity shares; or in any other case, be deemed to have acquired those equity shares at a cost equal to that base cost contemplated in paragraph (a)(i),
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which cost must be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid by that company for the purposes of paragraph 20( l ) (a) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of those target shares.
(3) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, but subject to subsection (4), where a person disposes of any equity shares, which are held by that person as trading stock, to a company in terms of a share-for-share transaction- (a ) that person must be deemed to have-
(i) disposed of those equity shares for an amount equal to the cost of those equity shares contemplated in section 22(1) or (3), as the case may be; and
(ii) acquired the equity shares in the company in terms of the share-for-share transaction at a cost equal to that amount and those equity shares so acquired must be deemed to be trading stock of that person; and
(b) that company must be deemed to have acquired those target shares at a cost equal to the amount of the cost contemplated in paragraph (a)(i), which cost must be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid by that company for purposes of paragraph 20(l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of those target shares.
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(a ) a person disposes of any equity shares to a company in terms of a share-for-share transaction; and
(b) that person becomes entitled to any consideration in addition to any equity shares issued by the company to that person, in exchange for those equity shares, 5
the disposal of those equity shares to that company must, to the extent that any equity shares are issued by the company to that person, be deemed to be a disposal in terms of a share-for-share transaction for purposes of this section and to the extent that such person becomes entitled to any other consideration, as contemplated in paragraph (6)- 10 (i) in the case where the equity shares disposed of were held other than as
trading stock, be treated as a part disposal for purposes of the Eighth Schedule; or
(ii) in the case where the equity shares disposed of constituted trading stock, be deemed to be a sale of that trading stock for purposes of this 15 Act.
(5) Where the provisions of subsection (2) or (3) apply in respect of a disposal of an equity share by a person in terms of a share-for-share transaction and that person, within a period of 18 months after that transaction, ceases to hold an interest in the acquiring company, as 20 contemplated in paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of ‘share-for-share transaction’, (whether or not by way of a disposal of any equity shares in that acquiring company), other than by way of an intra-group transaction contemplated in section 44, that person must be deemed to have- (a) disposed of all the equity shares acquired in terms of that share-for- 25
share transaction, which were not disposed of immediately before that person ceased to hold a qualifying interest for proceeds equal to- (i) in the case of the equity shares actually disposed of by that
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(ii) in the case of equity shares not actually disposed of by that person, the market value of those equity shares on the date that person acquired those equity shares; and
(b) immediately reacquired all the equity shares held in the acquiring company after that person ceases to hold that interest at a cost equal to 35 that market value contemplated in paragraph (u)(ii):
Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply where that person ceases to hold an interest, as contemplated in paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of ‘share-for-share transaction’, in that company as the result of the death of that person and that interest accrues to the surviving spouse of 40 that person upon his or her death.
(6) Where a person disposes of any target share to a company in terms of a share-for-share transaction in the circumstances contemplated in subsec- tion (2) and that person, at any time within the period of 18 months before that transaction, disposed of any other equity share to that company in 45 respect of which a c;@al loss was determined- (a) that person must be deemed to have-
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company during that 18 month period, exceed the capital gains determined in respect of all disposals of equity shares by that person to that company during that period; and
(ii) acquired the equity shares in that acquiring company in terms of a share-for-share transaction, at a cost equal to the sum of- (aa) the base cost of that target share on disposal thereof to that
company; and (bb) the amount of that capital gain that was taken into account
in the determination of the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that person, as contemplated in subparagraph (i);
(b) that person must, where the amount of that capital loss was disregarded in terms of the provisions of subsection (7), reduce the balance of that capital loss by the amount of the capital gain taken into account in the determination f the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss, as contemplated in paragraph (a)(i); and
(c) the company must be deemed to have acquired those target shares at a cost equal to the cost to that person of the equity shares in the acquiring company, as contemplated in paragraph (a)(ii).
(7) Despite paragraph 39 of the Eighth Schedule, where a person disposes of any equity share to a company in terms of a share-for-share transaction and the base cost of that share exceeds the market value of that equity share at the time of that disposal- (a) that person must disregard any capital loss determined in respect of the
disposal of that equity share to that company in determining the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that person; and
(b) that company must be deemed to have acquired that equity share for a cost equal to the market value of that share on the date of that disposal, which cost must be treated as an expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20(l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of that target share:
Provided that a person’s capital loss which is disregarded during any year of assessment in terms of paragraph (a) may, after reduction thereof as contemplated in subsection (6)(b), be deducted from any capital gain determined in respect of any capital asset disposed of by that person to that company during that year or any subsequent year of assessment, if that person at the time of that disposal holds an interest in that company as contemplated in paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of ‘share-for-share transaction’.
(8) Where an acquiring company disposes of an equity share (other than in terms of an intra-group transaction contemplated in section 44, an unbundling transaction contemplated in section 45 or a liquidation transaction contemplated in section 46), within a period of 18 months after acquiring that equity share in terms of a share-for-share transaction- ( a ) the company may not set off any capital gain determined in respect of
the disposal of that equity share against any assessed loss, balance of assessed loss, capital loss or assessed capital loss of that company; and
( E ) the company must disregard any capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of that equity share.
(9) The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of the disposal of any equity share by a company- (a) to a transferee company, all the receipts and accruals of which are
exempt from tax in terms of the provisions of section 10;
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where that equity share was acquired in terms of a share-for-share transaction in terms of this section within a period of 18 months before that disposal; or where more than 50 per cent of either the market value or the actual costs of all the assets of that target company and any other company, which is a controlled company in relation to that target company on the date of that share-for-share transaction, consists of financial instruments, as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, other than any shares held in any other company which is a controlled company in relation to that target company.
Intra-group transactions
44. (1) For the purposes of this section- ‘intra-group transaction’ means a transaction in terms of which any asset is disposed of by one company which is a resident (hereinafter eferred to as the ‘transferor company’) to another company which is aresident (hereinafter referred to as the ‘transferee company’) and both companies form part of the same group of companies on the date of that transaction.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, where a transferor company disposes of any asset to a transferee company, in terms of an intra-group transaction the transferor company and transferee company may jointly elect hat the provisions of subsection (3) or ( 9 , as the case may be, must apply.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 38 of the Eighth Schedule, where the transferor company and the transferee company have elected that the provisions of this subsection must apply in respect of the disposal by that transferor company of any capital asset to that transferee company- (a) the transferor company must be deemed to have disposed of that asset
for an amount equal to the base cost of that asset on the date of that disposal;
(6) the transferee company must be deemed to have acquired that capital asset on the date that the transferor company acquired that asset, and at a cost equal to the base cost contemplated in paragraph (a), which cost must be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid by the transferee company for purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of that capital asset.
(4) Where a transferor company transfers an asset or a liability to a transferee company as part of an intra-group transaction and that asset or liability constitutes- (a) a depreciable asset, any allowance which-
(i) that transferee company may be entitled to in terms of this Act shall be limited to the amount of any allowance which that transferor company would have been entitled to deduct in respect of that asset, had that asset not been disposed of by that transferor company to that transferee company; and
(ii) was allowed as a deduction during any year of assessment in the determination of the taxable income of that transferor com- pany- (aa) which has been recovered or recouped by that transferor
company shall, for the purposes of section 8(4)(a) and paragraph (j) of the definition of ‘gross income’ be deemed not to have been recovered, recouped or received; and
(bb) must for the purposes of the recoupment of any allowance, or inclusion thereof in the income of that transferee
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company, be deemed to have been allowed as a deduction f that transferee company during that year of assessment; or
(b) any asset or liability in respect of which an allowance under section 1 l(i), ll(j), 24 or 24C was allowable to that transferor company as at the end of the year of assessment preceding that in which that asset or liability is transferred- (i) the amount of any debt due to that transferor company that was
included in the income of that transferor company during any year of assessment, must for purposes of section 1 l(i) be deemed to have been included in the income of that transferee company during that year; and
(ii) so much of that allowance as relates to the asset or liability so transferred must not be included in the income of that transferor during the year of that transfer but must be included in the income of that transferee company.
( 5 ) Notwithstanding section 22(8), where the transferor company and the transferee company have elected that the provisions of this subsection apply in respect of the disposal by that transferor company to that transferee company of any asset that constitutes trading stock- (a) that transferor company must be deemed to have disposed of that asset
for an amount equal to the amount of the cost to that transferor company of that asset as contemplated in section 22(1) or (3) , as the case may be; and
(b) the transferee company must be deemed to have acquired that asset on the date that the transferor company acquired that asset, and at a cost equal to the cost contemplated in paragraph (a).
(6) Where an asset is disposed of by a transferor company to a transferee company in terms of an intra-group transaction in respect of which the provisions of subsection (3) or ( 5 ) apply and the transferor company and the transferee company at any time thereafter cease to form part of the same group of companies before the disposal by the transferee company of that asset, that transferee company must be deemed to have disposed of that asset for an amount equal to the market value of that asset on the date that such companies cease to form part of the same group of companies and as having immediately reaquired that asset for a cost equal to that market value: Provided that where the transferor company or transferee company is liquidated or deregistered as contemplated in section 46, the holding company and the liquidating company, as contemplated in that section, must be deemed to be one and the same company for purposes of'this subsection.
(7) The provisions of subsections (3) and (5) shall not apply, where- (a) the asset disposed of by a company is a financial instrument, as defined
in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, unless- (i) that financial instrument constitutes a debt due to that person in
respect of goods sold or services rendered by that person in the course of carrying on any business which is transferred as a going concern; or
(ii) the total value of all financial instruments so transferred, (other than debts contemplated in subparagraph (i)), does not exceed five per cent of the total value of all assets of any business which is transferred as a going concern;
(bj all the receipts and accruals of the transferee company are exempt from tax in terms of section 10; or
(c) more than 50 per cent of either the market value or the actual costs of all the assets of that company and any other company, which is a controlled company in relation to that company, on the date of that
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transfer, consists of financial instruments, as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, other than any shares held in any controlled company in relation to that company.
(8) Where a transferee company acquired a capital asset from a transferor company in terms of an intra-group transaction, as contemplated in 5 subsection (3) and that transferee company disposes of that asset within a period of 18 months after that acquisition, and- (a) a capital gain is determined in respect of that disposal, any amount
recovered or recouped or capital gain so determined may not be set off against any assessed loss, balance of assessed loss, capital loss or 10 assessed capital loss of that transferee company; or
(b) a capital loss is determined in respect of that disposal, that capital loss must be disregarded and any claim for an allowance under the provisions of section 11 (0) must be disallowed.
(9) An acquisition or disposal of any asset in terms of an intra-group 15 transaction in respect of which the provisions of subsection (3) or ( 5 ) apply, shall be deemed not to be a dividend for purposes of Part VI1 of Chapter 11 of this Act.
Unbundling Transactions
45. (1) For the purposes of this section- ‘distributable shares’ means any equity shares in a company which is a resident, held directly by an unbundling company which is a resident, for its own benefit on the date of the unbundling transaction, if that unbundling company’s interest in that company on that date- (a ) where that company is a listed company or will become a listed
company, within six months after that transaction (or such further period not exceeding six months, as may be approved by the Commissioner, where the Commissioner is satisfied that those equity shares cannot be listed within that initial six months period due to circumstances beyond the control of the company), constitutes- (i) more than 25 per cent in the equity share capital of that company,
in the case where no other shareholder holds an equal or greater amount of equity share capital in that company; or
(ii) in any other case, at least 35 per cent in the equity share capital of the company;
(b) where that compyy is an unlisted company- (i) constitutes more than 50 per cent of the equity share capital of
that unlisted company; and (ii) in the case where the unbundling company is a listed company,
those equity shares are, in pursuance of a distribution in specie thereof in the course of an unbundling transaction, to be listed on a stock exchange as defined in section 1 of the Stock Exchanges Control Act, 1985 (Act No. 1 of 1985), within six months of such distribution in specie (or such further period not exceeding six months, as may be approved by the Commissioner, where the Commissioner is satisfied that those equity shares cannot be listed within that initial six months period due to circumstances beyond the control of the company):
Provided that- (i) in determining the total equity share capital of a company contem-
plated in paragraphs (a) and (b), regard must be had to any agreement in terms of which any person is, on the date of determining that interest of the unbundling company, entitled to acquire an interest in the equity share capital in that company on that date at no or nominal cost; and
(ii) any such equity share in a listed or unlisted company which was acquired by the unbundling company during the period of 18 months before the date of that unbundling transaction, shall not-
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(bb) constitute a distributable share for purposes of this section, unless that equity share was acquired in terms of any transaction contemplated in th~s Part or an unbundling transaction contemplated 5 in section 60 of the Income Tax Act, 1993 (Act No. 113 of 1993), or a rationalisation scheme contemplated in section 39 of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 1994 (Act No. 20 of 1994);
‘holding company’ in relation to any other company means a company which is a resident and which directly holds for its own benefit at least 75 10 per cent of the equity share capital of that other company; ‘qualifying shareholder’ means any person who by reason of being the owner or the beneficial owner of an equity share in an unbundling company, is entitled to receive distributable shares by way of a distribution in specie in the course of an unbundling transaction; 15 ‘unbundled company’ means any company the equity shares of which are distributed by an unbundling company in terms of an unbundling transaction; ‘unbundling company’ means the unbundling company contemplated in the definition of ‘unbundling transaction’; 20 ‘unbundling transaction’ means any transaction, which is to be carried out to enable- (a) the shareholders of any listed company; or (b) the holding company of an unlisted company, (which listed or unlisted company is hereinafter referred to as the 25 ‘Unbundling company’), to acquire directly by way of a distribution in specie by that unbundling company all the distributable shares held by that unbundling company in the company which is to be unbundled, in such manner as will ensure that the effective interest of such shareholders or holding company in such distributable shares will not be materially 30 changed by such transaction.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, where an unbundling company disposes of any distributable shares to its shareholders or its holding company, as the case may be, in terms of an unbundling transaction- 35 (a) that unbundling company must be deemed to have disposed of those
shares for proceeds equal to the base cost of those shares on the date of that disposal; and
(b) the sharehotder or that holding company, as the case may be, must- (i) be deemed to have acquired the equity shares held in the 40
unbundling company (hereinafter referred to as the previously held shares) and those distributable shares at a cost equal t o - (aa) where those previously held shares were held by that
shareholder as trading stock, the cost to that person of the previously held shares for the purposes of section 22( 1) or 45 (3), as the case may be, or where such person is not a company, the lesser of such cost or the diminished value of such disposed shares, as contemplated in that section;
(bb) in any other case, the base cost of those previously held shares, which cost must for the purposes of paragraph 50 20(l)(a) of the Eighth Schedule, be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid in respect of those previously held shares and those distributable shares:
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Provided that- (A) a portion of such cost or such base cost, as the case may be,
must be apportioned to such distributable shares, which portion shall be deemed to be an amount which bears to such cost or such base cost, as the case may be, the same ratio as 5 the market value of such distributable shares bears to the market value of such previously held shares, such market values being determined on the date on which the qualifying shareholders become entitled to acquire distributable shares by way of a distribution in specie; and 10
(B) such previously held shares and such distributable shares must be deemed to be the same shares for purposes of section 9B;
(ii) where those previously held shares were held by that person in the unbundling company as a result of a right contemplated in 15 section 8A, which has been exercised by that person and distributable shares are distributed to such person in accordance with an unbundling transaction, any portion of any gain made by such person in the exercise of such right to acquire such previously held shares must be included in the income of that 20 person- (aa) in the year of assessment during which that person becomes
entitled to dispose of those distributable shares, which portion shall be an amount which bears to such gain the same ratio as the market value of such distributable shares 25 on the date on which that person became entitled to such distributable shares by way of a distribution in specie bears to the market value of such previously held shares on that date; and
(bb) in the year of assessment during which that person becomes 30 entitled to dispose of the previously held shares, which portion shall be calculated by reducing such gain by the amount which has been determined or is to be determined in terms of item (aa):
Provided that for the purposes of paragraph (A) of the proviso to 35 subparagraph (i) and subparagraph (ii)(aa), the market value of such previously held shares on the date on which the qualifying sharehold- ers became entitled to acquire such distributable shares by way of a distribution in specie, shall be determined without having regard to the fact that such distributable shares are to be issued to such shareholders. 40
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shall be deemed not to be a dividend for the purposes of Part VI1 of Chapter 11; and
(b) any distribution in specie received by a company must be deemed- 45 (i) not to be a dividend which accrued to that company for the
(ii) to be profits which are not of a capital nature for the purposes of
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unbundling transaction in respect of which the provisions of this section apply, must be deemed to have been distributed first from the share premium account of that unbundling company (if any) and to the extent that the distribution exceeds the amount of that share premium account, be deemed to have been distributed from undistributed profits. 55
(a) where more than 50 per cent of either the market value or the actual costs of all the assets of the unbundled company and any other company, which is a controlled company, in relation to that unbundled
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company, on the date of that unbundling transaction, consists of financial instruments, as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, other than any shares held in any other controlled company in relation to that unbundled company; or
(b) in respect of any distribution of shares in terms of an unbundling 5 transaction to a shareholder who is not a resident, where that shareholder acquires more than five per cent of the distributable shares in terms of that unbundling transaction.
Transactions relating to liquidation, winding-up and deregistration
46. (1) For the purposes of this section- ‘distribution in specie’ means a distribution of equity shares whether by means of a dividend, a total or partial reduction of capital (including any share premium), a redemption of redeemable preference shares or an acquisition of equity shares in terms of section 85 of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act No. 61 of 1973); ‘holding company’ in relation to any other company means a company which is a resident, which on the date of the liquidation distribution directly holds for its own benefit shares which constitute at least 75 per cent of the equity share capital of that other company: Provided that in determining the value of the total equity share capital of that company, regard must be had to any agreement, in terms of which any person is on the date of determining whether that company is a holding company, entitled to acquire an interest in the equity share capital in that company on that date at no or nominal cost; ‘liquidating company’ means the liquidating company contemplated in the definition of ‘liquidation distribution’; ‘liquidation distribution’ means a disposal by a liquidating company which is a resident, of any asset to its holding company in anticipation of or in the course of the liquidation, winding up or deregistration of that liquidating company.
(2 ) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, where a liquidating company disposes of a capital asset in terms of a liquidation distribution to its holding company- (a) that liquidating company must be deemed to have disposed of that
asset for an amount equal to the base cost of that asset on the date of the disposal thereof; and
(b) that holding company must be deemed to have acquired that asset on the same date that that asset was acquired by that liquidating company and at a cost equal to that base cost of that asset to that liquidating company, which cost must be treated as expenditure actually incurred and paid for purposes of paragraph 20( l ) (a) of the Eighth Schedule in respect of that asset.
(3) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Act, where a liquidating company disposes of an asset, which constitutes trading stock, in terms of a liquidation distribution to its holding company- (a) that liquidating company must be deemed to have disposed of that
asset for an amount equal to the cost of that asset as contemplated in section 22(1) or (3), as the case may be; and
(b) that holding company must be deemed to have acquired that asset at a cost equal to the cost contemplated in paragraph (a).
(4) Where a company disposes of an asset or a liability in terms of a liquidation distribution to its holding company and that asset or liability constitutes- (a) a depreciable asset, any allowance which-
(i) that holding company may be entitled to in terms of this Act shall be limited to the amount of any allowance which that liquidating company would have been entitled to deduct in respect of that asset, had that asset not been distributed by that liquidating company to that holding company; and
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(ii) was allowed as a deduction during any year of assessment in the determination of the taxable income of that liquidating com- pany- (aa} which has been recovered or recouped by that liquidating
company shall, for the purposes of section 8(4)(a) and paragraph (j) of the definition of ‘gross income’ be deemed not to have been recovered, recouped or received; and
(bb) must for the purposes of the recoupment of any allowance, or inclusion thereof in the income of that holding company, be deemed to have been allowed as a deduction of that holding company during that year of assessment; or
(b) any asset or liability in respect of which an allowance under section ll(i), ll(j), 24 or 24C was allowable to that company as at the end of the year of assessment preceding that in which that asset or liability is transferred- (i) the amount of any debt due to that liquidation company that was
included in the income of that liquidating company during any year of assessment, must for purposes of section 11 (i) be deemed to have been included in the income of that holding company during that year; and
(ii) so much of that allowance as relates to the asset or liability so transferred must not be included in the income of that liquidating company during the year of that transfer but must be included in the income of that holding company.
(5) Where the holding company acquires any asset from the liquidating company in terms of a liquidation distribution in respect of which the provisions of subsection (2) apply, and that holding company disposes of that asset within a period of 18 months after so acquiring that asset- (a) any capital gain determined in respect of the disposal of that asset by
the holding company may not be set off against any amount of assessed loss, balance of assessed loss, assessed capital loss or capital loss of that holding company (other than any capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of any other asset acquired by the holding company from the liquidating company in terms of that liquidation distribution); or
(b) any capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of that asset must be disregarded in determining the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that holding company for purposes of the Eighth Schedule: Provided that the amount of any capital loss so disregarded may be deducted from the amount of any capital gain determined in respect of the disposal during that year or any subsequent year of assessment of any other asset acquired by that holding company from the liquidating company in terms of that liquidation distribution.
(a) all the receipts and accruals of the holding company are exempt from tax in terms of section 10;
(b) more than 50 per cent of either the market value or the actual costs of all the assets of that liquidating company and any other company, which is a controlled company in relation to that liquidating company on the date of that liquidation distribution, consists of financial instruments, as defined in paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule, other than any shares held in any other controlled company in relation to that liquidating company;
(c) the liquidating company has not, within a period of six months after the date of the liquidation distribution, taken such steps as may be prescribed by the Minister by regulation in the Gazette to liquidate,
(6) The provisions of this section shall not apply where-
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wind up or deregister that company: Provided that any tax which becomes payable as a result of the application of this paragraph shall be recoverable from the holding company.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001 and shall apply in respect of any transaction entered into on or after that date. 5
Amendment of section 56 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 18 of Act 90 of 1964, section 25 of Act 55 of 1966, section 33 of Act 89 of 1969, section 38 of Act 85 of 1974, section 21 of Act 113 of 1977, section 13 of Act 101 of 1978, section 23 of Act 96 of 1981, section 31 of Act 94 of 1983, section 4 of Act 30 of 1984, section 28 of Act 121 of 1984, section 18 of Act 96 of 1985, section 21 of Act 85 of 1987, section 26 of 10 Act 90 of 1988, section 28 of Act 141 of 1992, section 32 of Act 113 of 1993, section 18 of Act 36 of 1996, section 39 of Act 30 of 1998, section 38 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 41 of Act 59 of 2000
45. (1) Section 56 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the addition to subsection (1) of the following paragraph: 15
“(4 ) by a company to any other company in terms of an intra-group transfer contemplated in section 44, where the public officer of that company has made a sworn affidavit or solemn declaration that such intra-group transfer complies with the provisions contained in section 44.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001, 20 and shall apply in respect of any donation made in terms of an intra-group transaction entered into on or after that date.
Amendment of section 60 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 39 of Act 85 of 1974 and section 28 of Act 90 of 1988
46. Section 60 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for 25
“(1) Donations tax shall be [payable] paid to the Commissioner within three months or such longer period as the Commissioner may allow from the date upon which the donation in question takes effect [and shall be paid to the receiver of revenue for the district within which the donor (in the case of any person other 30 than a company) is ordinarily resident or (in the case of any company) has its registered office or principal place of business].”.
subsection (1) of the following subsection:
Substitution of section 63 of Act 58 of 1962, as substituted by section 34 of Act 53 of 1999 1
47. Section 63 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted by the following 35 section:
“Objection and appeal
63. The decision of the Commissioner in the exercise of his discretion under section 57[(3)]12), section 62(l)(c)(iii), the proviso to section 62(l)(d) or section 62(2)(a) or 62(4), and any determination by the 40 Commissioner under section 55(2)(g) of the value of the mineral rights attaching to any property, shall be subject to objection and appeal.”.
Amendment of section 64B of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 34 of Act 113 of 1993 and amended by section 12 of Act 140 of 1993, section 24 of Act 21 of 1994, section 29 of Act 21 of 1995, section 21 of Act 36 of 1996, section 13 of Act 46 of 1996, 45 section 25 of Act 28 of 1997, section 35 of Act 53 of 1999, section 39 of Act 30 of 2000, section 42 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 18 of Act 5 of 2001
48. (1) Section 64B of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
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(a) by the substitution for the definition of “holding company” in subsection (1)
‘‘ ‘holding company’ means any company which holds for its own benefit whether directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediate companies, [together with shares held in terms of a share incentive 5 scheme all] at least 75 per cent of the equity share capital of any other company;”;
(b) by the substitution in the definition of ‘‘intermediate company” in subsection
of the following definition:
(1) for the words preceding paragraph (a) of the following words: “ ‘intermediate company’ means any company [all] at least 75 percent of 10 whose equity share capital is [together with shares held in terms of a share incentive scheme,] held by-”;
(c) by the deletion in subsection (1) of the definition of “share incentive
(d) by the substitution for the proviso to paragraph (c) of subsection (5 ) of the 15 scheme”;
following proviso: “Provided that where such dividend is distributed in anticipation of
the liquidation or winding up or deregistration of a company and such company [is] not [liquidated or wound up or deregistered] within six months after the date on which such dividend is so distributed [or 20 such further period as is in the circumstances of the case considered reasonably necessary] taken such steps as may be prescribed by the Minister by regulation in the Gazette to liquidate, wind up or deregister that company, the provisions of this paragraph and of subsection (3)(b) shall be deemed not to have applied to such dividend and any secondary 25 tax on companies which becomes payable as a result thereof shall be recoverable from the shareholders to whom such dividend was distrib- uted in the same proportion as such dividend was so distributed;”; and
(e) by the deletion of subparagraph (i) of paragraph c f ) of subsection (5). (2) (a) Subsection ( l ) (a ) , (b) and (c) shall come into operation on 1 January 2002 and 30
(b) Subsection (l)(d) and ( e ) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation of shall apply in respect of any dividend declared on or after that date.
this Act and shall apply in respect of any dividend declared on or after that date.
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49. (1) Section 70A of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted the following section: I
“Return of information by Unit Portfolio
70A. Any unit portfolio contemplated in paragraph (e)(i) of the definition of ‘company’ in section 1, and any unit portfolio comprised in any unit trust 40 scheme in property shares authorised under the Unit Trust Control Act, 1981 (Act No. 54 of 1981), shall furnish to the Commissioner an annual return in such form and within such time and containing such information as the Commissioner may prescribe.”.
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50. (1) Section 70B of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:
“(1) Every person who administers a portfolio of financial instruments, as 50 defined in the Eighth Schedule, on behalf of any other person and has the mandate of that other person to buy and sell any such financial instruments on such other person’s behalf, shall furnish to the Commissioner an annual return in such form and within such time and containing such information as the Commissioner may prescribe.”. 55
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(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of section 74 of Act 58 of 1962, as substituted by section 14 of Act 46 of 1996 and amended by section 27 of Act 28 of 1997
51. Section 74 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “authorisation letter” of the following definition: 5
“ ‘authorisation letter’ means a written authorisation granted by the Commissioner, orby any [chief director or chief revenue inspector under the control, direction or supervision of the Commissioner] person designated by the Commissioner for this purpose or occupying a post designated by the Commissioner for this purpose, to an officer to inspect, audit, examine or obtain, as contemplated in section 74B, 10 any information, documents or things;”
Amendment of section 75 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 40 of Act 101 of 1990, section 34 of Act 129 of 1991, section 30 of Act 141 of 1992, section 35 of Act 113 of 1993, section 27 of Act 21 of 1994, section 15 of Act 46 of 1996, section 39 of Act 53 of 1999, section 44 of Act 30 of 2000, section 23 of Act 5 of 2001 and section 15 18 of Act 19 of 2001
52. Section 75 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended- (a) by the addition of the word “or” at the end of paragraph (i) of subsection (1);
and (b) by the insertion in subsection (1) after paragraph (i) of the following 20
paragraph: ‘‘0) without just cause fails to comply with the provisions of section 99,
where that person has been declared to be the agent of any other person as contemplated in that section,”.
Amendment of section 81 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 27 of Act 69 of 25 1975 and section 15 of Act 70 of 1989
53. (1) Section 81 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
(b) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: 30 “Objection against assessment”;
“( 1) Objections to any assessment made under this Act [may] - shall be made [within 30 days after the date of the assessment,] in the manner and under the terms -and within the period prescribed by this Act and the rules promulgated in terns of section 107A by any taxpayer who is
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aggrieved by any assessment in which [he is interested] that taxpayer 35 has an interest.”;
(c) by the substitution for subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of the following
“ ( 2 ) The period prescribed in the rules within which objections must be made may be extended by the Commissioner where the Commis- 40 sioner is satisfied that reasonable grounds exist for the delay in lodging the objection.
(3) Any decision by the Commissioner in the exercise of his or her discretion under subsection (2) shall be subject to objection and appeal.
(4) The Commissioner may on receipt of a notice of objection to an 45 assessment alter the assessment or may disallow the objection and shall send to the taxpayer or his or her representative notice of such alteration or disallowance, and record therein any alteration or disallowance made in the assessment.
objections have been allowed in full or withdrawn, such assessment or altered [or reduced] assessment, as the case may be, shall [subject to the right of appeal hereinafter provided,] be final and conclusive.”; and
subsections:
(5) Where no objections are made to any assessment or where 50
(d) by the addition of the following subsections: 55 “(6) Where any dispute between the Commissioner and the person
aggrieved by an assessment has been settled in accordance with the
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alternative dispute resolution procedures prescribed in the regulations, as contemplated in section 107B, the Commissioner may alter that assessment for purposes of giving effect to that settlement.
(7) Any altered assessment contemplated in subsection (6) shall not be subject to objection and appeal.”. 5
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 83 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 21 of Act 90 of 1964, section 22 of Act 103 of 1976, section 15 of Act 104 of 1979, section 19 of Act 96 of 1985, section 16 of Act 70 of 1989, section 36 of Act 129 of 1991, section 36 of 10 Act 113 of 1993, section 30 of Act 28 of 1997 and section 45 of Act 30 of 2000
54. (1) Section 83 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
“Appeals to [specially constituted] court against [Commission- er’s decision] assessment”; 15
“(1) Any person entitled to [make an objection who is dissatisfied with any decision of the Commissioner as notified to him in terms of section 81 (4)] object to an assessment, may, subject to the provisions of section 83A, appeal [therefrom] m n s t such assessment to [a special] 20 the tax court [for hearing income tax appeals constituted] established in [accordance with] terms of the provisions of this section in the manner and under the terms and within the period prescribed by this Act and the rules promulgated in terms of section 107A.”;
(b) by the substitution for subsection ( I ) of the following subsection:
(c) by the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsections: 25 “( 1A) The period prescribed in the rules within which appeal must be
noted may be extended by the Commissioner where the Commissioner is satisfied that reasonable grounds exist for the delay in noting the appeal: Provided that any decision by the Commissioner in the exercise of his or her discretion under this subsection shall be subject to objection and appeal.
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(1B) No notice of appeal shall be of any force or effect whatsoever which is not delivered at the Commissioner’s office within the period prescribed for noting an appeal, or within such extended period as contemplated in subsection (lA).”; 35
(d) by the substitution for subsections (2), (3) and (4) of the following subsections: I
“(2) There shall be a court to be known as the tax court which shall be
(3) The President of the Republic may, by proclamation in the Gazette, 40 a court of record.
[constitute such] establish a court or courts for [such] area or areas as he may think fit, and may from time to time by [such] proclamation abolish any existing court or courts or [constitute such] establish additional courts as circumstances may require.
this Act shall consist of a judge or an acting judge of the High Court, who shall be the President of the court, an accountant and a representative of the commercial community who shall be of good standing and who have appropriate experience: Provided that- (a) in all cases relating to the business of mining such thrd member 50
shall, if the President of the court, the Commissioner or the appellant so desires, be a qualified mining engineer;
(b) where any such appeal relates to the valuation of immovable property, or of both movable and immovable property, such third member shall, if the President of the court, the Commissioner or the 55 appellant so desires, be a person appointed by the Commissioner from amongst persons approved by the President of the Republic, an additional member who shall be a person appointed and carrying on business as sworn appraiser who has skills or knowledge relating to the purpose for which t e property is utilised; and 60
(4) Subject to subsection (4B), every tax court established in terms of 45
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(c) when an appeal before the court involves a matter of law only or constitutes an application for condonation, the court shall consist of the President of the court sitting alone.”;
( e ) by the insertion after subsection (4) of the following subsections: “(4A) Any question as to whether a matter for decision involves a 5
matter of fact or a matter of law, as contemplated in subsection (4)(c), shall be decided by the President of the court sitting alone.
(4B) The Judge President of the Provincial Division of the High Court having jurisdiction in the area where the tax court to hear the appeal is situated, may, where- 10 (a ) the amount which is the subject of the dispute exceeds R50 million;
(b) the Commissioner and the appellant agree thereto and have jointly
direct that the tax court hearing that appeal shall consist of three judges 15 or acting judges of the High Court, one of whom shall be the President of the tax court, and the members of the court, as contemplated in subsection (4).”;
cf) by the substitution in subsection (5 ) for the words preceding the proviso to paragraph (a ) of the following words: 20
“The members of any [such] court other than judges shall be appointed by the President of the Republic by proclamation in the Gazette, and shall hold office for five years from the date of the relevant proclamation:”;
or
applied to that Judge President,
(g) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of the following 25 subparagraph: “(c) The members [of any Special Court for the hearing of income tax
appeals constituted under the Income Tax Act, 19411 appointed under this section as on the date that the amendments to this section are introduced by the Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001, come 30 into operation, shall be deemed to have been appointed under the provisions of this subsection until the expiry of the term of office of that member, as contemplated in subsection (5)(u).”;
(h) by the substitution for subsections (6) , (7) and (8) of the following subsections: 35
“(6) The Judge-President of the Provincial Division of the High Court having jurisdiction in the area for which a court has been constituted shall nominate and second a judge or an acting judge of [such] division to be the President of [such] that tax court, and [iuch] secondment shall be for such period or for the hearing of such cases as 40 the said Judge-President shall determine.
(7) Any court established under the provisions of this Act may hear and determine any appeal lodged under the provisions of this Act, or any other Act administered by the Commissioner which provides that the objection and appeal procedures contained in this Part shall apply, 45 whether or not the appellant is resident or carries on business within the area for which that court is established and whether or not the dispute arose within that area.
(8) If an assessment has been altered [or reduced], the assessment as altered [or reduced1 shall be deemed to be the assessment against which 50 the appeal is made.”;
(i) by the deletion of subsections (9) and (10); ( j ) by the substitution for subsection (1 1) of the following subsection:
“( 11) The sittings of the tax court [for the hearing of such appeals] shall not be public, and thecourt shall at any time on the application of 55 the appellant exclude [from such sitting] or require to withdraw [therefrom] from such sitting all or any persons whomsoever whose attendance is not necessary for the hearing of the appeal under consideration.”;
following paragraphs: “(a) in the case of any assessment under appeal-
( k ) by the substitution for paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (13) of the 60
- (i) confirm the assessment; or
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- (ii) order [such] assessment to be [amended, reduced or
(nl) [may] if it thinks fit, refer the assessment back to the Commissioner
(b) in the case of any appeal against the amount of [the] additional 5 [charge] tax imposed by the Commissioner [under subsection (1) of section seventy-six], reduce, confirm or increase the amount of the
confirmed] altered; or
for further investigation and assessment;
additional [charge] tax so imposed, subject to the maximum amount chargeable in terms of this Act;”;
( I ) by the substitution for subsection (14) of the following subsection: 10 “(14) Any altered assessment made by the Commissioner [on
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reference under subsection (13)] as a result of a referral of-an assessment back to the Commissioner, as contemplated in subsection (13)(a)(iii), shall be subject to objection and appeal as provided in this Part [provided] and the rules promulgated in terms of section 107A.”;
(m) by the deletion of subsections (15) and (16); 15
(n) b; the substitution for subsection (17) of the following subsection: “( 17) Where-
(a) the claim of the Commissioner is held to be unreasonable; (b) the grounds of appeal of the appellant are held to be frivolous; 20 (c) the decision of the tax board contemplated in section 83A is
(d) the hearing of the appeal is postponed at the request of one of the
(e) the appeal has been withdrawn or conceded by one of the parties 25
the tax court may, on application by the aggrieved party, grant an order for costs in favour of that aggrieved party, which costs shall be determined in accordance with the fees prescribed by the rules of the High Court.”; 30
”( 19)[(u)] The President of the court may indicate which judgments or decisions of the court [he considers ought to] must be published for general information, in such form as does not reveal the identity of the appellant.”; and 35
“(20) There shall be a registrar of the tax court, who shall be appointed by the Commissioner.
(21) A person appointed as registrar shall become an employee of the South African Revenue Service. 40
(22) The registrar shall exercise his or her functions in terms of the Act and the rules independently and impartially.
(23) Any reference in this Part and the rules to ‘day’ means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday: Provided that the days between 16 December of a year and 15 January of the following year, 45 both inclusive, shall not be taken into account in determining days or the period allowed for complying with any provision in this Part or the
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President
substantially confirmed;
parties; or
after a date of hearing has been allocated by the registrar,
(0) by the substitution for subsection (19) of the following subsection:
(p ) by the addition of the following subsections:
&.”.
by proclamation in the Gazette. 50
Amendment of section 83A of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 37 of Act 129 of 1991 and amended by section 37 of Act 113 of 1993, Government Notice R.1245 of 26 September 1997, section 47 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 28 of Act 5 of 2001
55. (1) Section 83A of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading: 55
“Appeals to [specially constituted] tax board”;
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(b) by the substitution for the proviso in subsection (1) of the following proviso: “Provided that where the Commissioner, at any time prior to the
hearing of such appeal, or the [Chairman] Chairperson of the board, at any time prior to or during the hearing of such appeal, is of the opinion that on the ground of the disputes or legal principles arising or that may 5 arise out of such appeal, such appeal should rather be heard by the [special] tax court, such appeal shall be set down for hearing de novo before the [special] tax court referred to in section 83.”;
(c) by the substitution for subsections (2) and ( 3 ) of the following subsections: “(2) A [special] board, [hereinafter referred to] to be known as the 10
tax board, is hereby established for the hearing of an appeal referred to in subsection (1).
( 3 ) The board shall consist of an advocate or attorney referred to in subsection (4), who shall be the [Chairman] Chairperson of the board, and, if the [Chairman] Chairperson, the Commissioner or the taxpayer 15 considers it necessary, an accountant or a representative of the commercial community referred to in section 83 [(2)] m.”;
(d) by the substitution for paragraph ( a ) of subsection (4) of the following paragraph:
“ (a) The Minister of Finance shall in consultation with the Judge- 20 President of the Provincial Division within whose area of jurisdiction the board is to sit, appoint, by notice in the Gazette, advocates and attorneys to a panel, from which a [Chairman] Chairperson of the board shall be nominated from time to time or as required, and such persons shall hold office for five years from the date of the relevant notice: Provided that the 25 appointment of such a person may at any time be terminated by the said Minister for any reason which he considers good and sufficient.”;
( e ) by the substitution in subsection (7) for the words preceding subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of the following words: “(b) within [21 business] 3 days before the date of the hearing of the appeal, 30
furnish the members of the board and the appellant with a written notice of the time and place of the hearing of the appeal and a dossier containing copies of-”;
cf) by the substitution for subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (9) of the following subparagraphs: 35
“(i) the appellant or his representative taxpayer may, together with his notice of appeal [under section 83(7)(a)] or within such further period as the [Chairman] Chairperson may allow, request permission to present his case otherwise than as contemplated in this subsection;
(ii) the [Chairman] Chairperson may as he or she deems fit permit the 40 appellant to present his a case in such manner as the [Chairman] Chairperson sees fit;”;
(8) by the substitution for paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (10) of the following paragraphs: “ ( a ) During the hearing of the appeal the [Chairman] Chairperson shall 45
determine the procedures as he or she sees fit, subject to each party having the opportunity to put his case to the board in a reasonable manner.
(b) The board shall not be required to record its proceedings, but the decision of the board shall be recorded in writing by the [Chairman] Chairper- 50
and the reasons for its decision.
Chairperson to any time and place that may seem convenient.”;
- son, with a short statement of the facts of the case as found by the board
(c) The hearing of an appeal may be adjourned by the [Chairman]
(h) by the substitution for paragraphs (e) and cf) of subsection (10) of the 55 following paragraphs:
“(e) (i) If neither the appellant nor anyone authorized to appear on his orher behalf appears before the board at the time and place appointed for the purpose, the board may, at the request of the Commissioner’s representative and on proof that the prescribed notice of the sitting of the 60 board had been submitted to the appellant, confirm the assessment in respect of which the appeal has been lodged, and thereafter such
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appellant shall not be entitled to request that the appeal be referred to the [special] court in terms of subsection (13)(a).
(ii) If the Commissioner’s representative fails to appear before the board at the time and place appointed for the purpose the board may, at the request of the appellant, allow the appellant’s appeal and thereafter 5 the Commissioner shall not be entitled to refer the appeal to the [special]
cf) The provisions of paragraph (e) shall not apply where the [Chairman] Chairperson is satisfied that sound reasons exist for the non-appearance and such reasons are advanced by the appellant or the 10 Commissioner (as the case may be) within seven days after the date on which the appeal was set down for hearing.”; and
- tax court in terms of subsection (13)(b).
(i) by the substitution for subsection (1 1) of the following subsection: “(11) For the purposes of this section the provisions of sections 82,
83[(7)1(1B), (8), (11) (13) [and (15)1, 87 and 88 shall mutatis 15 mutandis apply.”; and
( j ) by the substitution for subsections (13) and (14) of the following subsection: “(13) (a) Where an appellant is not satisfied with the decision of the
board, he may, within 30 days (or within such further period as the [Chairman] Chairperson may on good cause shown allow) after the date 20 of the notice referred to in subsection (IO)(d), require that the appeal be referred to the [special] g court for hearing.
(b) Where the Commissioner is not satisfied with the decision of the board, he may [decide to] refer the appeal to the [special] court for hearing and he shall notify the appellant thereof within 30 days (or within 25 such further period as the [Chairman] Chairperson may on good cause shown allow) after the date of the notice referred to in subsection (lO)(d).
(14) An appeal which has been heard by the board and has been referred to the [special] court by virtue of subsection (13)(a) or (b), shall be heard de novo by the [special] g court.”. 30
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 84 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 46 of Act 30 of 2000
56. (1) Section 84 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby amended- 35 (a) by the substitution for subsections (1) of the following subsection:
“(1) The Commissioner, the appellant or the President of a [special] court may procure the attendance of any witness (whether residing or
for the time being within the area of jurisdiction of that court or not) in the manner prescribed in the [regulations] a.”; and 40
“(6) A penalty imposed under subsection (2) or (3) shall be enforced mutatis mutandis as if it were a penalty imposed by a [magistrate’s court] High Court in circumstances such as are described in the relevant subsection, and the provisions of any law which are applicable in respect 45 of such a penalty imposed by a [magistrate’s court] High Court shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of a penalty imposed under either of the said subsections.”.
( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President
(b) by the substitution for subsection (6) of the following subsection:
by proclamation in the Gazette. 50
Amendment of section 85 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 47 of Act 30 of 2000
57. (1) Section 85 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
(b) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: “Contempt of [special] court”; and
“( 1) If during the sitting of a [special] court, any person wilfully insults a member of the court or any officer of the court attending at the sitting, or wilfully interrupts the proceedings of the court or otherwise
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misbehaves [himselfl in the place where the court is held, the President of the court may make an order committing that person to imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months or order that person to pay a fine or in default of payment thereof to be imprisoned for such a period.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President 5 by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 86A of Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 24 of Act 103 of 1976 and amended by section 39 of Act 113 of 1993 and section 31 of Act 28 of 1997
58. (1) Section 86A of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby amended-
“Appeals against decisions of a [special] tax court”; (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading: 10
(6) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: “(I) The appellant in a [special] g court or the Commissioner may in
the manner hereinafter provided appeal under this section against any decision of that court.”; 15
(c) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of the following paragraph: “(b) where-
- (i) the President of the [special] & court has granted leave under
(ii) the appeal was heard by the tax court constituted in terms of section
to the Supreme Court of Appeal, without any intermediate appeal to such provincial division.”;
subsection (5); 20
83(4J3),
(d) by the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection: 25 “(3) Any party who in terms of subsection (1) has a right to appeal
against a decision of a [special] g court and intends to lodge an appeal against such decision under this section shall, within 21 [business] days after the date of the notice issued by the registrar of the [special] pg court notifying such decision or within such further period as the 30 President of that court may on good cause shown allow, lodge with the said registrar and the opposite party or his attorney or agent a notice of his intention to appeal against such decision.”;
(e) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of the following paragraph: 35 “(c) whether, for the purposes of preparing the record on appeal, a transcript
is required of the evidence given at the hearing of the case by the [special] tax court or, if only a part of such evidence is required, what part is required.”;
(fl by the substitution for subsections (5 ) and (6) of the following subsections: 40 “(5) If an intending appellant wishes his appeal against a decision of
the [special] pg court to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal, the registrar of the [special] & court shall submit the notice or notices of intention to appeal lodged under subsection (3) to the President of the [special] tax court who shall, having regard to the contemplated grounds 45 of the intended appeal or appeals as indicated in the said notice or notices, make an order granting or refusing, as he sees fit, leave to appeal against such decision to the said Court, and the order SO made shall be final.
cannot act in that capacity for the purposes of this section by reason of his having ceased to be a judge or acting judge or if such person has died or if it is inconvenient for such person to act in the said capacity by reason of his absence or illness or for some other reason, the Judge President of the provincial division of the High Court having jurisdiction in the area 55 for which the [special] tax court has been constituted may nominate and
(6) If the person nominated as President of the [special] court 50
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second another judge or acting judge to act as President of the [special] tax court for the purposes of this section in the place of the said person.”;
(8) by thesubstitution for subsections (8) and (9) for the following subsections: “(8) Any person who was entitled under this section to appeal against
a decision of the [special] court but has not within the time allowed by subsection (3) lodged a notice of his intention to appeal against such decision as required by that subsection, shall be deemed to have abandoned his right of appeal against such decision: Provided that he shall be entitled as the respondent in an appeal noted by the opposite party in the same case, to note in the manner hereinafter provided a cross-appeal in that case.
(9) Any person who has in terms of subsection (3) lodged a notice of his intention to appeal against a decision of the [special] court but has subsequently withdrawn such notice shall be deemed to have abandoned his right to note any appeal or cross-appeal against such decision.”;
(h) by the substitution for the words preceding subparagraph (i) of paragraph ( a ) of subsection (10) of the following words: “ (a) After the expiry of the time allowed under subsection (3) for the lodging
of a notice of intention to appeal against a decision of the [special] tax court the registrar of that court shall-”;
(i) by the substitution for subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (a) of subsection
“(i) give notice to any person who has lodged a notice of intention in terms of the said subsection and has not withdrawn such notice, that if it is decided to appeal the appeal should be noted within 21 [business] days after the date of the registrar’s notice;
(ii) supply to such person a certified copy of any order made by the President of the [special] tax court under subsection (5) in relation to the intended appeal against the said decision; and”;
0) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of subsection (10) of the following paragraph: “(6) Where it appears that an order be made by the President of the [special] - tax court under subsection (5) or where an intending appellant requires a transcript of evidence given at the hearing of the case by the [special] & court to enable him to prepare the record on appeal, the registrar of that court shall not give notice under paragraph (a)(i) until such order has been made and such transcript has been completed.”;
(k ) by the substitution for subsection (1 1) of the following subsection:
(1 0) of the following subparagraphs:
“( 11) Any appeal under this section against a decislon of a [special]
the registrar of the [special] tax court, the opposite party or his attorney and the registrar of the appeal court.”;
( I ) by the substitution for subsections (13) and (14) of the following subsections: “( 13) Any cross-appeal against a decision of the [special] & court in
any case in which an appeal has been lodged under this section shall be noted by lodging a written notice of such cross-appeal with the registrar of the [special] tax court, the opposite party or his attorney and the registrar of the appeal court.
(14) Such notice of cross-appeal shall be lodged within 21 [business] days after the date of the noting of the appeal or within such longer period as may be allowed under the rules of the appeal court.”;
(m) by the substitution for paragraph (a ) of subsection (16) for the following subparagraph: “(a) A party may, by notice in writing lodged with the opposite party or his
attorney or agent and the registrar of the [special] court, abandon the whole or any part of a judgment of that court in his favour.”;
- tax court shall be noted by lodging a written notice of such appeal with
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(n) by the substitution for subsections (17), (18) and (19) of the following
“(17) The record lodged with an appeal court in an appeal against a decision of a [special] E court shall include any documents placed before the [special] tax court in terms of the [regulations] 5 Provided that merely formal documents and, if the parties consent, such other documents as do not relate to the matters in dispute in the appeal, may be excluded from the record.
(18) Any application or notice which may in terms of this section be lodged with the registrar of the [special] court shall be delivered to 10 the registrar [or assistant registrar] of that court [personally] during office hours.
(19) Service of any notice which the registrar of the [special] tax court is required to give to any person under this section or of any notice which any party may under this section lodge with an opposite party or his 15 her attorney or agent shall be effected by the registrar or the party lodging the notice, as the case may be, or by some person acting on the instructions of the registrar or such party, in the manner prescribed by law for the service of process of the High Court, or by dispatching such notice to the person to whom it is addressed by registered post addressed 20 to such person’s residential or business address.”; and
subsections:
(0) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of subsection (20) for the following paragraph: “(b) any notice served by or on behalf of the Commissioner or the registrar of
the [special] E court upon the public officer of a company in his 25 capacity as such shall be deemed to have been served upon the company;”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date or dates fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Substitution of section 87 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 32 of Act 28 of 30 1997
59. (1) Section 87 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby substituted by the following section:
“Members of courts not disqualified from adjudicating
87. k member of any [special] tax court or a judge of any division of the 35 High Court of South Africa shall not solely on account of his &r liability to be assessed under this Act be deemed to be interested in any matter upon which he or she may be called upon to adjudicate thereunder.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette. 40
Amendment of section 88 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 12 of Act 6 of 1963, section 44 of Act 85 of 1974, section 25 of Act 103 of 1976, section 24 of Act 91 of 1982, section 30 of Act 121 of 1984, section 17 of Act 70 of 1989, section 40 of Act 113 of 1993 and section 14 of Act 140 of 1993
60. (1) Section 88 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution 45
“(1) The obligation to pay and the right to receive and recover any tax chargeable under this Act shall not, unless the Commissioner so directs, be suspended by any appeal or pending the decision of a court of law under section 86A, but if any assessment is altered on appeal or in conformity with any such 50 decision or a decision by the Commissioner to concede the appeal to the [special] - tax board or the [special] court or such court of law, a due adjustment shall be made, amounts paid in excess being refunded with interest at the prescribed rate, such interest being calculated from the date proved to the satisfaction of the
for subsection (1) of the following subsection:
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Commissioner to be the date on which such excess was received and am’ounts short-paid being recoverable with interest calculated as provided in section 89.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 102 of Act 58 of 1962, as substituted by section 28 of Act 69 of 1975 and amended by section 27 of Act 91 of 1982 and section 44 of Act 30 of 1998
61. (1) Section 102 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the words preceding the proviso of the following words:
“( 1) If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that any amount paid by a taxpayer was in excess of the amount properly chargeable under this Act, the Commissioner may, notwithstanding the provisions of section 81(5), but subject to the provisions of subsection (4), authorize a refund to such taxpayer of any tax overpaid:”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 107 of Act 58 of 1962, as amended by section 26 of Act 65 of 1973, section 46 of Act 97 of 1986, section 29 of Act 21 of 1994, section 37 of Act 28 of 1997, section 46 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 34 of Act 5 of 2001
62. Section 107 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is hereby amended by the deletion of paragraph ( e ) of subsection (1).
Insertion of sections 107A and 107B in Act 58 of 1962
63. (1) The following sections are hereby inserted in the Income Tax Act, 1962, after section 107:
“Rules of tax court
107A. (1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister of Justice, promulgate rules prescribing the procedures to be observed in lodging an objection and noting appeal against an assessment and the conduct and hearing of an appeal before a tax court.
(2) The rules contemplated in subsection (1) may provide for alternative dispute resolution procedures in terms of which the Commissioner and the person aggrieved by an assessment may resolve a dispute.
Settlement of dispute
107B. (1) The Minister may by regulation prescribe the circumstances under which the Commissioner may, for purposes of the settlement of a dispute between the Commissioner and a taxpayer, waive any claim against that taxpayer in whole or in part, where such a settlement would be to the best advantage of the state.
(2) The Minister must prescribe the requirements for the reporting by the Commissioner of any claim against a taxDayer which has been waived in whole or in part by the Commiisioner, as contemplated in subsection (l).”.
(2) The provisions contained in the regulations prescribing the circumstances under which the Commissioner may waive any claim for purposes of the settlement of any dispute and the reporting requirements, as contemplated in section 107B of the Income Tax Act, 1962, must be incorporated into the Income Tax Act, 1962, within a period of 12 months from the date that the regulations come into operation.
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Amendment of paragraph 2B of Second Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 42 of Act 53 of 1999
64. (1) Paragraph 2B of the Second Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for the words preceding the proviso of the following words:
“2B. For the purposes of paragraph 2, where [any endorsement has been made in the records of the fund of which such person is or was a member, which provides] a court granting an decree of divorce in respect of any member of a pension fund, provident fund or retirement annuity fund, has made an order that any part of the pension interest of that member shall be paid to the former spouse of such member, as provided for in section 7(8) of the Divorce Act, 1979 (Act 70 of 1979), the amount of such part shall be deemed to be an amount that accrues to such person on the date on which the pension interest, of which such amount forms part, accrues to such person:”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation of this Act and shall apply in respect of any pension interest which accrues to a member on or after that date.
Amendment of paragraph 1 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
65. (1) Paragraph 1 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
(a) by the substitution for the definition of “pre-valuation date asset” of the following definition: “ ‘pre-valuation date asset’ means an asset acquired prior to valuation date by a person and which [is still held] has not been disposed of by that person [on] before valuation date;”;
(b) by the insertion after the definition of “residence” of the following definition: “ ‘ruling price’ means- (a) in the case of a financial instrument listed on a recognised exchange in
the Republic, the last sale price of that financial instrument at close of business of the exchange, unless there is a higher bid or a lower offer on that day subsequent to the last sale in which case the price of that higher bid or lower offer will prevail; or
(b) in the case of a financial instrument listed on a recognised exchange outside the Republic, the ruling price of that financial instrument as determined in item (a) and if the ruling price is not determined in this
1 manner by that exchange, the last price quoted in respect of that financial
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instrument at close of business of that exchange.” ; and (c) by the substitution for paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of “value-
shifting arrangement” of the following paragraphs: “(a) the value of the interest of [another] a connected person in relation to 40 - that person held directly or indirectly in that company, trust or partnership increases; or
or indirect interest in that company, trust or partnership.”. (b) [another] a connected person in relation to that person acquires a direct
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 45
Amendment of paragraph 2 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 25 of Act 19 of 2001
66. (1) Paragraph 2 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for subparagraph (2) of the following subparagraph:
“(2) For purposes of subparagraph (l)(b)(i), an interest in immovable property 50 situated in the Republic includes a direct or indirect interest of at least 20 per cent held by a person (alone or together with any connected person in relation to that
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person) in the equity share capital of a company or in any other entity, where 80 per cent or more of the value of the net assets of that company or other entity, determined on the market value basis, is, at the time of disposal of shares in that company or interest in that other entity, attributable directly or indirectly to immovable property situated in the Republic, other than immovable property held 5 by that company or other entity as trading stock.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 3 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
67. (1) Paragraph 3 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby 10
“(a) during that year, is equal to the amount by which the proceeds received or accrued in [consequence] respect of that disposal exceed the base cost of that asset; or”.
amended by the substitution for subparagraph (a) of the following subparagraph:
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 15
Amendment of paragraph 4 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
68. (1) Paragraph 4 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
(a) by the substitution for subparagraph (a) of the following subparagraph: 20 “(a) during that year, is equal to the amount by which the proceeds received
or accrued in [consequence] respect of that disposal exceed the base cost of that asset; or”; and
(bj by the substitution in item (i) of subparagraph (b) for the words preceding sub-item (aa) of the following words: 25 “(i) so much of the proceeds received or accrued in [consequence] respect of
the disposal of that asset that have been taken into account during any year in determining the capital gain or capital loss in respect of that disposal-”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 30
Amendment of paragraph 6 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
69. (1) Paragraph 6 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962: is hereby amended-
(a) by the substitution for the words preceding subparagraph (a) of the following 35 words:
“A person’s aggregate capital gain for a year of assessment is the amount by which the sum of that person’s capital gains for that year any other capital gains which are required to be taken into account in the determination of that person’s aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital 40 loss for that year, exceeds the sum of-”; and
(b) by the substitution for subparagraph (b) of the following subparagraph: “(6) in the case of a natural person or special trust, that person’s or special
trust’s annual exclusion for that year.”. (2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on I October 2001. 45
Amendment of paragraph 7 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
70. (1) Paragraph 7 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for subparagraphs (a) and (6) of the following subparagraphs: 50
“(a) that person’s capital gains for that year and any other capital gains which are required to be taken into account in the determination of that person’s aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss for that year; and
annual exclusion for that year.”. 55 (b) in the case of a natural person or a special trust, that person’s or special trust’s
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(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 11 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
71. (1) Paragraph 11 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
(a) by the substitution for item (b) of subparagraph (2) of the following item: amended- 5
“(b) by a company in respect of the issue or cancellation of a share in the company, or by a company in respect of the granting of an option to acquire a share or debenture in that company;”;
(b) by the del tion of item (J) of subparagraph (2); and 10 ( c ) by the addition to subparagraph (2) of the following item:
“(i) by a person where that asset vests in the Master of the High Court or in a trustee, in consequence of the sequestration of the estate of the spouse of that person, as contemplated in section 21 of the Insolvency Act, 1936 (Act No. 24 of 1936), and where that asset is subsequently released by 15 the Master or that trustee as contemplated in that section.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 12 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
72. (1) Paragraph 12 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby 20 amended-
(a) by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following subparagraph: “(1) Where an event described in subparagraph (2) occurs, a person
will be treated for the purposes of this Schedule as having disposed of an asset described in that subparagraph for proceeds equal to the market 25 value of the asset at the time of the event and to have immediately re-acquired the asset at an expenditure equal to that market value, which expenditure must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a).” and
(b) by the substitution for subparagraphs (3 ) and (4) of the following subpara- 30 graphs:
“(3) Where assets that are held by a person as trading stock cease to be held by that person as trading stock, otherwise than by way of a disposal contemplated in paragraph 11, that person will be treated as having disposed of those assets for a consideration equal to the amount included 35 in that person’s income in terms of section 22(8) and to have immediately reacauired those assets for a cost eaual to that amount. which cost must be triated as an amount of expenditire actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( l)(a).
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(4) A person who commences to be a resident must, subject to 40 paragraph 24, be treated as having disposed of each of that person’s assets, other than assets in the Republic listed in paragraph 2( l)(b)(i) and (ii), and as having acquired each of those assets at a cost equal to the market value of each of those assets, which cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of 45 paragraph 20(l)(a).”; and
(c) by the substitution in subparagraph (5 ) for the words preceding item (a) of the
“Where a debt owed by a person to a creditor has been reduced or discharged by that creditor without full consideration for that reduction 50
following words:
or discharge; that person will, to the extent that that reduction or discharge did not constitute a capital gain in terms of paragraph 3(b)(ii) or has not been taken into account in terms of paragraph 20(3), be treated
. . as having-”.
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Amendment of paragraph 15 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
73. (1) Paragraph 15 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
(a) by the deletion of the word “or” at the end of subparagraph (d); 5 (b) by the substitution for subparagraph (e) of the following subparagraph:
“(e) any- - (i) time-sharing interest as defined in section 1 of the Property
Time-sharing Control Act, 1983 (Act No. 75 of 1983); or
Blocks Control Act, 1980 (Act No. 59 of 1980), - (ii) share in a share block company, as defined in section 1 of the Share 10
with a fixed life, the value of which decreases over time; or”; and (c) by the addition of the following subparagraph:
Ifl any right or interest of whatever nature to or in an asset contemplated in
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 200 1. items (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e).”. 15
Amendment of paragraph 18 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
74. (1) Paragraph 18 of the Eighth Schedule of the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution in subparagraph (2) for the words preceding item (a ) of 20 following words:
of-”. “Subparagraph (1) does not apply in respect of an option to acquire or dispose
(2)Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 20 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 25 section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 26 of Act 19 of 2001
75. (1) Paragraph 20 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
(a) by the substitution for the words in subparagraph (1) preceding item (a) of the following words: 30
“( 1) Despite section 23(b) and (fl, but subject to paragraphs 24, [and] 25 and 32 and subparagraphs (2) and (3), the base cost of an asset acquired by a person is the sum of-”;
amended-
(b) by the substitution for item (J) of subparagraph (1) of the following item: I “(f) if that asset was acquired or disposed of by the exercise after valuation 35
date of an option acquired prior to the valuation date, the valuation date value of the option, which value must be treated to be expenditure actually incurred in respect of that asset on valuation date for the purposes of this Part;”;
(c) by the substitution for sub-items (i), (ii) and (iii) of item (h) of subparagraph 40 (1) of the following sub-items:
“(i) a marketable security, [any gain in respect of that acquisition that was included] the acquisition of which resulted in the determination of any gain to be included in that person’s income in terms of section 8A, [as has not otherwise been included in the cost of that marketable 45 security] the market value of that marketable security that was taken into account in determining the amount of that gain or, where the gain so determined was nil, the amount of the consideration taken into account under section 8A in respect of that acquisition;
(ii) any other asset, so much of an amount that has been included in that 50 person’s income in terms of section 8(5), [or is] as having been applied towards the reduction of the purchase price of that asset or, where an amount has been included in that person’s gross income in terms of paragraph (i) of the definition of ‘gross income’ in section 1, [as has not otherwise been included in the cost of that asset] the value placed on 55
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the asset under the Seventh Schedule for purposes of determining the amount so included in that person’s gross income;
(iii) an interest in a controlled foreign entity as defined in section 9D, the proportional amount of the net income of that entity which was included in the income of that person in terms of section 9D during any year of 5 assessment (other than such portion of that proportional amount which relates to the amount of any taxable capital gain included in that net income) plus the proportional amount of the net capital gains of that controlled foreign entity, less the amount of any foreign dividend distributed by that entity to that person during any year of assessment 10 which was exempt from tax in terms of section 9E(7)(e)(i);”;
(d) by the substitution in subparagraph (3) for the words preceding item (a ) of the
“(3) The expenditure contemplated in subparagraph (l)(a) to (g), incurred by a person in respect of an asset must be reduced by any 15 amount which-”;
following words:
(e) by the substitution for item (b) of subparagraph (3) of the following item: “(b) has for any reason been reduced or recovered or become recoverable
from or has been paid by any other person (whether prior to or after the incurral of the expense to which it relates), to the extent which such 20 amount- (i) is not taken into account as a recoupment in terms of section 8(4)(a)
or paragraph (j) of the definition of ‘gross income’ of an amount contemplated in item (a); or
contemplated in item (c).”. (ii) does not represent the recovery or
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 24 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
76. (1) Paragraph 24 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby 30 amended-
(a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading: “Base cost of asset of a person who becomes a resident on or after valuation date”;
(b) by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following paragraph: 35 “(1) The base cost of an asset, other than an asset situated in the
Republic listed in paragraph 2(l)(b)(i) and (ii), acquired by a person before [a] the date on which that person became a resident, is the sum of the value of that asset determined in terms of subparagraphs (2) or (3) and the expenditure allowable in terms of paragraph 20 incurred after 40 [the valuation] date in respect of that asset.”;
(c) by the addition of the following subparagraph: “(4) The provisions of this paragraph do not apply in respect of any
asset of a person who became a resident before valuation date.”. (2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 45
Substitution of paragraph 25 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
77. (1) Paragraph 25 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted by the following paragraph:
“Determination of base cost of pre-valuation date assets 50
25. The base cost of a pre-valuation date asset (other than an identical asset in respect of which paragraph 32(3A) has been applied), is, the sum of the valuation date value of that asset, as determined terms of paragraph 26,
[or] 17 a and the expenditure allowable in terms of paragraph 20 incurred after the valuation date in respect of that asset.".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed t o haw come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 26 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted b! section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 3
78. ( 1 ) Paragraph 36 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereb!
(crj by substitution in subparagraph ( I ) of the words preceding item ( a ) of the mended-
f o l l o u ing words: "[Subject to paragraph 32(5)] Where the proceeds from the disposal 1 0
of a pre-valuation date asset (other than an asset contemplated in paragraph 38 or in respect of which paragraph 32(3A) has been applied, exceed the expenditure allowable in terms of paragraph 20 incurred both before and after the \,aluation date i n respect of that asset. the person who diyxwxl of that asset must. subject to subparagraph ( 3 ). adopt any o f the I5 f'ollo\\~ing as the wluation date \'slue of that asset-.': and
( h i h! thc wbstitulion for subparagraph ( 3 ) of the following subparagraph: " ( 3 ) Where 11 person has adopted the market value as the \.aluation
date \slue of an asset. as contemplated in subparagraph ( I ) ( t r / . and the proceeds from the disposal of that asset do not exceed that market value. 20 that person must substitute as the valuation date \ ,due of that asset. those proceeds less the expenditure allowable i n terms of paragraph 20 incurred after the valuation date in respect of that asset.".
( 2 ) Subsection i 1 i shall he deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Substitution of paragraph 27 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by 25 Act 5 of 2001
79. ( 1 Parayaph 27 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereb). wbstituted b! the follonins paragraph:
"\.aluation date u lue where proceeds do not exceed expenditure
27. ( I ) Subject to subparagraph ( 2 ) . where the proceeds from the disposal 30 of' ;L pre-valuation date asset do not exceed the expenditure allowable in ternis of paragraph 20 incurred both before and after the \.aluation date in respect of that asset. the \.aluation date value of that asset must be determined i n terms of this paragraph.
( 2 ) This paragraph does not apply in respect of any asset contemplated i n 35 paragraph 28 or in respect of u,hich paragraph 3313A) has been applied.
( 3 ) N'here ;I person has determined the market wlue of an asset on the \ aiuation date. as contemplated i n paragraph 29. or the market \.due of an acsel has been published in terms of that paragraph. and- ( a ) the expenditure allouxble i n terms of paragraph 30 incurred before the 40
\,aluation date in respect of that asset- (i) is equal to or exceeds the proceeds from the disposal of that asset;
( i i ) exceeds the market value of that asset on valuation date, the valuation date value of that asset must be the higher of- 45 f m i that market value: or f b h ) those proceeds less the expenditure allowable in terms of
paragraph 30 incurred after the valuation date in respect of that asset: or
and
( h l the provisions of item (ai do not apply. the valuation date value of that 50 asset must be the lower of- ( i ) that market value: or
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( i i j the time-apportionment base cost of that asset as contemplated in
(4) Where the provisions of subparagraph (3) do not apply. the valuation date value of that asset is the time-apportionment base cost of that asset, as contemplated in paragraph 30.". 5
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 28 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
paragraph 30.
80. ( I ) Paragraph 28 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1967. is hereby amended- 1 0
(N) hy the substitution in subparagraph ( I ) for the words preceding item ( a ) of the following words: "Despite pararraph 29. the valuation date value of an instrument as defined in section 233 must be--":
( h , by the substitution in subparagraph ( I ) for item (b) of the following item: 15 " ( h J [market value of that instrument determined in terms of paragraph
311 the price which could have been obtained upon a sale of that instrument between a willing buyer and a willing seller dealing at arm's length in an open market- - ( i ) in the case of an instrument which is listed on a recognised 30
( i i ) in any other case. on valuation date: and exchange. on the last trading day before valuation date: or
i c j by theaddition of the following subparagraph:
a recognised exchange), as contemplated in subparagraph ( ] ) ( a ) , and the proceeds from the disposal of that instrument are less than that adjusted initial amount. the valuation date value of that instrument must be the time-apportionment base cost of that instrument, as contemplated in paragraph 30.". 30
( 2 I Subsection ( 1 j shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 29 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
81. ( 1 ) Paragraph 29 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereby amended- 3s
i c r ) h\ the substitution for the words in item (a) of subparagraph ( I ) preceding suh-item ( i ) of the following words: "(a) a financial instrument listed on a recognised exchange and for which a
price was quoted on that exchange both before and after valuation date is. subject to subparagraphs ( 7 ) and (?A). in the case of a financial 49 instrument listed o n an exchange-":
f h J by the substitution for sub-items ( i j and (ii) of item (a) of subparagraph ( 1 ) of the follouing sub-items:
" ( i ) i n the Republic, the price published by the Commissioner in the Ga:,ette. which is the [average of the last price quoted in respect ofJ aggregate 45 \ d u e of all transactions in that financial instrument [instruments quoted] as traded on [the] @t recognised exchange [on each ofl during the five business days [of trading] preceding the valuation date, divided by the total quantity of that financial instrument traded during the same period: and 50
(ii) outside the Republic, and is not listed on any exchange in the Republic, the [last] rulin,o price [quoted] in respect of that financial instrument on that recognised exchange on the last [trading] business day before valuation date:":
(c) by the substitution for item (b) of subparagraph ( 2 ) of the following item: 55 " (b) the price per share for which that controlling interest has been so
disposed of de\iates from the [last] ruling price [quoted] in respect of that share on that date prior to the announcement of the transaction.":
( d ) b? the substitution i n subparagraph ( 2 ) for the M,ords following item I h J of the following words:
"the \,aluation date market value of that share so disposed of. as 5 determined i n subparagraph ( 1 )io). must be increased or decreased. as the case may be. by an amount which bears to that market \,slue the same ratio as the deiiation bears to [the last] that ruling price [so quoted].":
(c l h! the insertion af'ter subparagraph ( 2 ) of the following subparagraph: "( 2.4 i Where-
traded during the last five business days preceding valuation date: ( i i i a financial instrument listed on an exchange in the Republic is
suspended for any period during September 2001 : or
subparagraph ( 1 )(o)(i). exceeds the average of the ruling price of that financial instrument. determined for the first 13 business days of the month of September 2C)OI. b!. five per cent or more.
thr Commissioner mwt. after consultation \t.ith the recognised exchange and the Financial Services Board established in terms of the Financial i 30 Semites Board 4ct. 1990 (Act No. 97 of 1990). determine the marker \aluc of that financial instrument ha\>ing regard to the value of the financial instrument. circumstances surrounding the suspension of that financial instrument or reasons for the increase in the value of that
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financial instrument.": and 25 (,/'/ h! the substitution in item (17) of subparagraph ( 3 I for the expression "50 per
cent" of the expression "35 per cent". 12, Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 Ocwber 2001
Amendment of paragraph 30 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 30
82. ( I ) Paragraph 30 of the E,ighth Schedule to the lncome Tax Act. 1967. is hereby
i(li h!, the substitution for the formula in subparagraph ( 1 ) of the following m~ended-
formula: 35
"1' = B + [ iP - B) x h'] T + N,":
( h i h! the substitution for item (0) of subparagraph ( 1 of the following item: .. 'B' represents the amount of expenditure allowable i n terms of 40
paragraph 20 i n respect of that asset that is attributable to the period [of ownership] from the date that the asset was acquired to the da\ before valuation date:": and
( ( ' ) b! the substitution for- items ( d l and ( ( I ) of subparagraph ( 1 of the following items: 45
( d l 'X ' represents the number of years [or part thereof] determined from the date that the asset was [owned prior] acquired to the day before valuation date. which number of years maJ' not exceed 20 in the case where the expenditure allowable in terms of paragraph 20 in respect of that asset was incurred in more than one year of 50 assessment prior to the valuation date:
i c ) 'T' represents the number of years [or part thereof] determined from valuation date until the date the asset was [owned] disposed of after valuation date.":
ldi b> the addition to subparagraph ( 1 ) of the following proviso: 55 "Provided that for purposes of items i d ) and ( e ) a part of a year must
( 2 ) Subsection ( I ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. be treated as a full year.".
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Amendment of paragraph 31 of the Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
83. ( I ) Paragraph 3 I of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1963. is hereby
( [ I ) b! the substitution for item ( r r ) of subparagraph ( 1 ) of the following item: amended-
" ( o ) an asset which is a financial instrument listed on a recognised exchange and for which a price was quoted on that exchange, is [the average of the buying and selling prices] the ruling price in respect of that financial instrument on that recognised exchange [quoted] at close of business on the last [trading] business day before disposal of that financial instrument;": and
( / I ) b!. the substitution for item (d l of subparagraph ( 1 of the followin, 0 Item: ' " l d ) a fiduciary. usufructuary or other similar interest in any property. an
amount determined b) capitalizing at 12 per cent the annual value of the right of en.joymrnt of the property subject to that fiduciary. usufructuary or other like interest. as determined in terms of subparagraph ( 2 ) . over the expectation (.)E life ofthe person [entitled to] to whom that interest w a s granted. or if that right of enjoyment is to be held for a lesser period than the lifc of that person, over that lesser period:".
( 2 ) Subsection ( I shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 1001.
Amendment of paragraph 32 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 28 of Act 19 of 2001
81. ( 1 I Paragraph -32 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962. is hereby amended-
( o i h!, the whstitution for subparagraph ( 1 ) of the follouing subparagraph: "i 1 )This paragraph applies to [the disposal of] assets which form part
, . of ;I holding of identical assets.": ( / I \ by the substitution for subparagraph ( 3 ) of the following subparagraph:
" ( 3 ) Subject to subparagraph (3A). the base cost of identical assets must be determined by using one of the folloning methods-
specific identification: 0' ( / I ) first i n first out method [or ( c ) weighted average].";
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( ( ' ) b! the insertion after subparagraph ( 3 ) of the following subparagraph: - -
..(-?A) Despite the provisions of subparagraph (3). the weighted 35 average method of' determining base cost of assets. as contemplated in 1 subparagraph (4). ma!. be used for identical assets which- io) from the date of acquisition to the date of disposal constituted assets
contemplated in paragraph 31( l ) (u) ; f/lJ constitute asset\ conternplated in paragraph 31( 1 )(cj. where the
prices of these units. shares or interests are regularly published in a national o r international newspaper: or
r c j constitute coins made mainly from gold or platinum. where the prices of these coins are regularly published in a national or international nenzspaper.
and where a person uses the weighted average method for any identical asset contemplated in item (u). f h ) or (c). that method must be used for all identical assets. contemplated in that item. held by that person.";
( d ) by the substitution for subparagraph (4) of the following subparagraph: "(4) In applying the weighted average method of determining base
(u i the weighed avera,ce base cost, on valuation date, of identical assets acquired and not disposed of before valuation date is equal to the valuation date value of those identical assets, as contemplated in paragraph 28, or the market value of those identical assets, as
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contemplated in parayraph 39. divided b!, the number of those identical assets: and
- ((71 the weighted average &cost. thereafter. of identical assets [shall] __ must be calculated [after each acquisition of an asset] by- - ( i ) adding [the] expenditure allowable in terms of paragraph 20 in 5
respect of identical assets to the base cost of [the] identical assets [on hand] acquired and not disposed of before that expenditure was incurred; and
- ( i i ) diiiding that amount by the [new total] number of identical assets acquired and not disposed of after that expenditure was I O incurred.":
( e ) by the deletion of subparagraph (5): and (,f~ by the substitution for subparagraph (6) of the following subparagraph:
"(6) Once a person has adopted one of the methods specified in [subparagraph (3)] this paragraph i n respect of a [holding] class of 15 identical assets contemplated in subparagraph i3A). that method must be used until all those identical assets have been disposed of.".
j 2 ) Subsection ( I ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 200 I .
Substitution of paragraph 34 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 20
85. ( 1 ) Paragraph 34 of the Elghth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereb!, substituted by the following paragraph:
"Debt Substitution
34. Where a person reduces or discharges a debt owed by that person to a creditor by disposing of an asset to that creditor. that asset must be treated 75 as ha\ing been acquired by the creditor at a cost equal to the market value of that asset at the time of that disposal. which cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( 1 ) ( a ) . " .
i 3 ) Subsection ( I ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on I October 2001. 30
Amendment of paragraph 35 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted b! section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
86. ( 1 ) Paragraph 35 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereby amended by the substitution for the Mwds in subparagraph ( 1 ) preceding item ( a ) of the following u,ords: 35
'.( I ) Subject to subparagraphs (3). ( 3 ) . and (4). the proceeds from the disposal of an asset by a person are equal to the amount received b!, or accrued to. or which is treated as ha\.ing been received b!. or accrued to or in fa\.our of. that person in [consequence] respect of that disposal. and includes--".
( 7 ) Subsection ( I ) shall be det-med to ha\,e come into operation on I October 2001. 30
Amendment of paragraph 38 of the Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
87. ( I ) Paragraph 38 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended-
l a ) by the substitution for the words preceding item (a) of the following words: 35 "( 1 ) Subject to subparagraph (2) and paragraph 67. where a person
disposed of an asset by means of a donation or for a consideration not measurable in money or to a person who is a connected person in relation to that person for a consideration which does not reflect an arm's length price--": 50
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f h ) by the substitution for item ( 1 7 ) of the following item: '. (hi the person who acquired that asset must be treated as having acquired
that asset at a cost equal to that market value. which cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( 1 )la).": and 5
(c) by the addition of the following subparagraph: "(1) Subparagraph ( 1 ) does not apply in respect of the disposal of-
( 0 1 a right contemplated in section 8A: or ( h i an asset in the circumstances contemplated in section 10(1 )(rzEJ.".
( 2 ) Subsection ( I ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 1 0
Amendment of paragraph 39 of the Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962. as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
88. ( 1 ) Paragraph 39 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1961. is hereb! amended by the substitution for subparagraph (3) of the following subparagraph:
" ( 3 ) For the purposes o f this paragraph. a connected person in relation to- 15 - ( 0 ) a natural person does not include a relative of that person other than a [spouse]
parent. child. stepchild. brother. sister, grandchild or grandparent of that person: g
l h ) a fund of an inhurer contemplated in section 29A does not include another such fund of that insurer in respect of the disposal of an asset in terms of 20 section 29A(6) or ( 7 ) . " .
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on I October 2001,
Amendment of paragraph 40 of the Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
89. ( 1 ) Paragraph 30 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962. is hereby 25 amended-
f a ) by the addition to subparagraph ( 1 ) of the following item: " fd ) an interest in a pension. provident or retirement annuity fund in the
Republic or a fund. arrangement or instrument situated outside the Republic which provides benefits similar to a pension, provident or 30 retirement annuity fund which if the proceeds thereof had been received b\! or accrued to the deceased. the capital gain or capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of the interest would have been disregarded in terms of paragraph 54.".
(b) by the substitution in subparagraph ( 1 ) for the words following item (c) of the 35 following words:
"to his or her deceased estate for proceeds equal to the market value of those assets at the date of that person's death. and the deceased estate must be treated as havinc acquired those assets at a cost eaual to that market value. which cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure 40 actuallv incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( 1 )(a).": and
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(c i by the substitution for item f h ) of subparagraph (2) of the following item: "(hi the heir. legatee or trustee must be treated as having acquired that asset at
a cost equal to the base cost of the deceased estate in respect of that asset. which cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred 45 and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( 1 )fa).".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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Amendment of paragraph 42 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of' 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of' 2001
90. ( 1 ) Paragraph 12 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1962. is hereby amended-
b! the substitution for item ( h r o f subparagraph ( 1 \ lor the following item: 5 " ( h i the person u.ho acquired the financial instrument of the same kind and of
the same or equivalent quality must be treated a h having acquired that financial instrument at a cost equal to the total of- ( i ) any amount allowable in terms of paragraph 20: [plus] & - ($ the amount of any capital loss which would have arisen in the hands I O
of the person who disposed of the asset. \5'ere i t not for the operation of item (ni.
M,hich cost must be treated as an amount of expenditure actually incurred and paid for the purposes of paragraph 20( 1 I(~/I. ' .: and
, h i b! the cubstitution for subparagraph (3) of the follou,ing subparagraph: 15 " ( 3 ) For the purposes of this paragraph. a connected person in relation
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another such fund of that insurer in respect of the disposal of an asset in terms of section 29A\(63 or (71.".
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 43 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 25 section 38 of .4ct 5 of 2001
91. i 1 ) Paragraph 43 of the EiFhth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1963. is hereby amended-
( ( 0 b! the substitution for subparagraph ( 1 ) of the folloning subparagraph: '.( 1 ) Where ;I person disposes of an asset. other than a foreign equity 30
instrument. for proceeds denominated in a foreign currency after having ' incurred expenditure in respect of that asset in the same currency. that person must determine the capital gain or capital loss on the disposal by translating both proceeds and the [expenditure incurred] base cost into the currency of the Republic at the ruling exchange rate on the date of 35 disposal.":
( h i b!, the substitution in subparagraph ( 2 ) for the words preceding item ( a ) of the
"Where ;I person disposes of an asset. other than a foreign equity instrument. for proceeds denominated in an! currency (hereinafter 40 referred to as the 'currency of disposal' I after ha\,ing incurred expenditure in respect of that asset in another currency (hereinafter referred to as the 'currency of expenditure'). that person must--":
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(c.1 h! the wbstitution for item ( a ) in subparagraph ( 2 ) of the following item: ' ' ( ( 1 ) determine the capital gain or capital loss on the disposal by translating 45
both proceeds and the [expenditure incurred] base cost into the currency of expenditure at the ruling exchange rate on the date of disposal: and":
i d ) b!, the addition of the following subparagraph: "(4) Despite section 2SD, where a person disposes of any foreign 50
equity instrument. that person must determine the capital gain or capital loss on the disposal by translating- (a i the proceeds into the currency of the Republic at the ruling
exchange rate on the date of disposal; (D) the valuation date value of that foreign equit!. instrument which is a 55
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the expenditure incurred after valuation date in respect of that I foreign equity instrument into the currency of the Republic at the ruling exchange rate on the date of incurral of that expenditure.”.
(3) Subsection ( I ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on I October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 44 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 5 section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
Y2. ( 1 j Paragraph 44 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1962. is herebJ
( a ) by the substitution for the words following subparagraph (c) of the definition amended-
of ”an interest” for the following words: 1 0 “but excluding- ( i ) a right under a mortgage bond: or
(i i) [an] a ripht or interest of whatever nature in a trust or an ahset of a trust. other than a right of a lessee who is not a connected person in relation to that trust:”; and 15
( h i h!, the substitution in item (hi of the definition of “primary residence“ for the words preceding sub-item ( i ) of the following words: ”(hi which that person or a beneficiary of that special trust or a spouse of that
person or beneficiary--”. 12) Subsection 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 200 1 . 20
Amendment of paragraph 45 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 29 of Act 19 of 2001
Y3. ( 1 ) Paragraph 45 of the Eighth Schedule to the lncome Tax Act. 1963,. is hereby amended by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following subparagraph:
‘’i 1 j Subject to subparagraphs ( 3 ) and (3). a natural person or a special trust 25 must. when determining an aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss.
’ disregard so much of a capital gain or capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of the primary residence of that person or that special trust as does not exceed R I million.”.
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Amendment of paragraph 47 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2.001
94. ( 1 ) Paragraph 47 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1963. is hereby amended by the substitution for subparagraph Ih) of the following subparagraph:
” ( / I / that person or a beneficiar!. of that special trust or a spouse of that person or 35 beneficiar).. was not ordinarily resident in that residence throughout the period o n or after the \zaluation date during which that person or special trust held that interest.”.
( 2 ) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 300 1.
Amendment of paragraph 49 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 40 section 38 of Act 5 of 2.001
95. ( 1 ) Paragraph 49 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act. 1963,. is hereby
(a) by the substitution for item (ii) of subparagraph (a ) of the following item: amended-
“(ii) disposes of an interest in a residence that was a primary residence for a 45 part of the period on or after the valuation date during which that person or special trust held that interest; and”; and
(b) by the substitution for subparagraph (b) of the following subparagraph: “ ( b ) where that person or a beneficiary of that special trust used the residence
referred to in subparagraph (a ) or a part thereof for the purposes of 50 carrying on a trade for any portion of the period on or after the valuation date during which that person or special trust held that interest,”.
(3) Subsection ( 1 ) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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Amendment of paragraph 51 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
96. (1) Paragraph 51 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for sub-item (i) of item (b) of subparagraph (2) of the following sub-item:
“(i) alone or together with his or her spouse directly held all the share capital members’ interest in that company from 5 April 2001 to the date of registration in the deeds registry of that residence in the name of that natural person or his or her spouse or in their names jointly; or”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 53 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
97. (1) Paragraph 53 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
“(4) For the purposes of subparagraph (2), an asset of a natural person or a special trust to whom an allowance is or was paid or payable in respect of the use of that asset for business purposes, must be treated as being used mainly for purposes other than the carrying on of a trade.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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Amendment of paragraph 55 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 32 of Act 19 of 2001
98. (1) Paragraph 55 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for subitem (ii) of item (a) of subparagraph (1) of the following subitem:
“(ii) is the spouse, nominee, dependant as contemplated in the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956), or deceased estate of the original beneficial owner of the relevant policy and no amount was paid or is payable or will become payable, whether directly or indirectly, in respect of [the] g cession of that policy from the beneficial owner of that policy to that spouse, nominee or dependant; or”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Substitution of paragraph 56 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
99. (1) Paragraph 56 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted by the following paragraph:
“Disposal by creditor of debt owed by connected person
56. (1) Where a creditor disposes of a claim owed by a debtor, who is a connected person in relation to that creditor, that creditor must disregard any capital loss determined in consequence of that disposal.
(2) Subparagraph (1) does not apply in respect of any capital loss determined in consequence of the disposal by a creditor of a claim owed by a debtor, to the extent that the amount of that claim so disposed of represents a capital gain which is included in the determination of the aggregate capital gain or aggregate capital loss of that debtor by virtue of paragraph 12(5).”.
( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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Substitution of paragraph 58 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
100. (1) Paragraph 58 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted by the following paragraph:
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58. Where, as a result of the exercise by a person of an option, that person acquires or disposes of an asset in respect of which that option was granted, that person must disregard any [A] capital gain or capital loss [of a person] determined in respect of the [termination] exercise of [the] @ option [as a result of the xercise by that person of an option, must be 10 disregarded]. ” .
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Substitution of paragraph 59 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
101. (1) Paragraph 59 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby 15 substituted by the following paragraph:
“Compensation for personal injury, illness or defamation
59. A natural person or a special trust must disregard a capital gain or a capital loss determined in respect of a disposal that resulted in that person or that special trust, as the case may be, receiving compensation for 20 personal injury, illness or defamation of that person or a beneficiary of that special trust.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Substitution of paragraph 61 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 25
102. (1) Paragraph 61 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby substituted by the following paragraph:
“Unit trust funds
61. A unit portfolio [comprised in any unit trust scheme managed or carried on by a management company under section 4 or 30 of the Unit 30 Trusts Control Act, 1981 (Act No. 54 of 198l),] contemplated in paragraph (e)(i) of the definition of “company” in section 1, must disregard any capital gain or capital loss.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 65 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 35 section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
103. (1) Paragraph 65 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended by the substitution for items (a ) and (b) of subparagraph (1) of the following items:
“(a) a person disposes of an asset, other than a financial instrument, by way of 40 expropriation, loss or destruction, or where the Master of the High Court or an appointed trustee disposes of an asset, other than a financial instrument, of a person in consequence of the sequestration of the estate of the spouse of that person, as contemplated in section 2 1 of the Insolvency Act, 1936 (Act No. 24 of 1936), and that person obtains an order in which the proceeds are declared 45 to be those of that person;
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(b) proceeds accrue to that person by way of compensation for that expropriation, loss or destruction, or in consequence of the disposal by the Master of the High Court or the appointed trustee, as contemplated in item (a);”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 67 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by 5 section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
104. (1) Paragraph 67 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
(a) by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following subparagraph: “( 1) (a) Subject to subparagraph (3), a person (hereinafter referred to 10
as ‘the transferor’) must disregard any capital gain or capital loss determined in respect of the disposal of an asset to his or her spouse (hereinafter referred to as ‘the transferee’). (b) The transferee must be treated as having-
(i) acquired the asset on the same date that such asset was 15 acquired by the transferor;
(ii) acquired the asset for an amount equal to the expenditure contemplated in paragraph 20 that was incurred by that transferor prior to that disposal;
(iii) incurred that expenditure on the same date that it was incurred 20 by the transferor; and
(iv) used the asset in the same manner that it was used by the transferor in respect of the period prior to that disposal.”; and
(b) by the addition of the following subparagraph: “(3) Subparagraph (1) shall not apply in respect of the disposal of an 25
asset by a person to his or her spouse who is not a resident, unless the asset disposed of is an asset contemplated in paragraph 2( l)(b).”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Insertion of paragraph 67A in Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962
105. (1) The following paragraph is hereby inserted in the Eighth Schedule after 30 paragraph 67:
“Capital gains and capital losses in respect of interests in unit trust funds
67A. (1) A holder of a unit in a unit portfolio comprised in any unit trust scheme managed or carried on by any company registered as a management company under section 30 of the Unit Trusts Control Act, 198 1 (Act No. 54 of 1981), must determine a capital gain or capital loss in respect of any interest in that unit portfolio only upon the disposal of that unit.
(2) The capital gain or capital loss to be determined in terms of subparagraph (1) must be determined with reference to the proceeds from the disposal of that unit and its base cost.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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“ ‘share’ in relation to a company means any [issued] share capital [in relation to a] of, or member’s interest in, that company [(or any fraction thereof) regardless ofl and any right or interest in or to such share capital or member’s interest,
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whether or not that [issued] share capital or member’s interest carries a right to participate in dividends or a capital distribution.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 76 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 5
107. (1) Paragraph 76 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
(a) by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following subparagraph: “( 1) Subject to subparagraph (4), where a capital distribution of cash
or assets in specie is received by or accrues to a person in respect of a 10 share, that person must reduce the base cost of that share by the amount of that capital distribution prior to disposing of that share.”;
(b) by the substitution for subparagraph (4) of the following subparagraph: “(4) Where a shareholder disposes of a share that qualifies as a
pre-valuation date asset and has adopted the time-apportionment base 15 cost for that share- @ the expenditure incurred in respect of that share must be reduced to
the extent of any capital distribution of cash or assets in specie received by or accrued to that shareholder in respect of that share [before the valuation date]; and 20
(b) where the capital distributionexceeds that expenditure, the share- holder must add the excess to the proceeds.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Amendment of paragraph 80 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001 25
108. (1) Paragraph 80 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
“(3) Where during any year of assessment any resident acquires a vested right to amended by the addition of the following subparagraph
any amount representing capital of any trust which is not a resident, and- (a) that capital arose from- 30
(i) a capital gain of that trust determined in any previous year of assessment during which that resident had a contingent right to that capital; or
(ii) any amount which would have constituted a capital gain of that m s t had that trust been a resident; and
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assessment.”. ( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 40
Amendment of paragraph 81 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
109. (1) Paragraph 81 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby amended-
(a) by the substitution for subparagraph (1) of the following subparagraph 45 “[(l)] Despite paragraph 38(b), a person’s interest in a discretionary
trust must [subject to subparagraph (2)] be treated as having a base cost of nil.”; and
(b) by the deletion of subparagraph (2). ( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. 50
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Amendment of paragraph 84 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001, and amended by section 34 of Act 19 of 2001
110. (1) Paragraph 84 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
(a ) by the substitution in subparagraph (1) for the words preceding item (a ) of the
“The Minister must, by way of notice in the Gazette, issue regulations to determine a capital gain or capital loss of persons (other than trusts carrying on any trade, natural persons who hold any foreich currency asset, foreign currency option contract or forward exchange contract as trading stock, or companies) in respect of-”;
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(b) by the substitution for item (b) of subparagraph (3) of the following item: “(b) [acquiring an] exchanging or converting a foreign currency asset [or
incurring an expenditure] into another foreign currency asset which is denominated in the same currency [as the currency of acquisition or incurral]; and
(c) by the deletion of item (c) of subparagraph (3); (d) by the deletion of item (a) of subparagraph (4); and (e) by the addition of the following subparagraph:
“(5) For the purposes of this paragraph ‘foreign currency asset’ means- (a) any foreign currency; and (b) any-
(i) loan, advance or debt; (ii) stock, bond, debenture, bill, promissory note, certificate or similar
arrangement; or (iii) deposit with a bank or other financial institution, the value of which is denominated in and primarily determined with reference to any foreign currency, (but excluding any policy or right in a pension fund which gives rise to any benefit contemplated in paragraph 54 or an amount contemplated in section 10(1)(gC)).”.
( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
Repeal of paragraph 85 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
111. (1) Paragraph 85 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
( 2 ) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001. repealed.
Amendment of paragraph 86 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962, as inserted by section 38 of Act 5 of 2001
112. (1) Paragraph 86 of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, 1962, is hereby
(a) by the substitution in subparagraph (2) for the words preceding item (a) of the amended-
following words: “(2) Subject to subparagraph (3), where a person-”;
“(3) The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to any disposal of an asset by a fund contemplated in section 29A(4) to any other such fund in terms of section 29A(6) or (7).”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2001.
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Amendment of section 1 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 1 of Act 95 of 1965, section 1 of Act 57 of 1966, section 1 of Act 105 of 1969, section 1 of Act 98 of 1970, section 1 of Act 71 of 1975, section 1 of Act 112 of 1977, section 1 of Act 110 of 1979, sections 1 and 15 of Act 98 of 1980, section 1 of Act 89 of 1984, section 1 of Act 84 of 1987, section 1 of Act 68 of 1989, section 1 of Act 59 of 1990, section 1 of 5 Act 19 of 1994, section 57 of Act 30 of 1998, section 46 of Act 53 of 1999, section 58 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 60 of Act 59 of 2000
113. Section 1 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the definition of “container operator” of the following
definition: 10 “ ‘container operator’ means any person providing international trans- portation of containerised goods, and approved by the Commissioner, under section 96A, for operating containers in the Republic, and includes any agent appointed by such container operator as contemplated in section 97;”; 15
(b) by the substitution for the definition of “container terminal” of the following
“ ‘container terminal’ means any container terminal contemplated in section 6( l)(hA) and licensed in terms of the provisions of this Act;”;
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(c) by the insertion after the definition of “container terminal” of the following 20 definition:
“ ‘container terminal operator’ means the licensee of a container terminal;”;
(d) by the insertion after the definition of “customs duty” of the following definitions: 25
“ ‘degrouping depot’ means any degrouping depot for air cargo contemplated in section 6( l)(hC) and licensed under the provisions of this Act; and ‘degrouping operator’ means the licensee of a degrouping depot;”;
(e ) by the substitution for the definition of “fuel levy goods” of the following 30 definition:
“ ‘fuel levy goods’ means any goods specified n Part 5 of Schedule No. 1, except any goods specified in any item of that Part for which a free rate of duty is prescribed as Contemplated in section 37A(l)(a), which have been manufactured in or imported into heRepublic;”; 35
(J) by the substitution for the definition of “master” of the following definition: “ ‘master’ in relation to any ship, means any person (other than a pilot) having charge of such ship and includes any agent appointed by such master as contemplated in section 97;”;
“ ‘pilot’ in relation to any aircraft, means any person having charge of such aircraft and includes any agent appointed by such pilot as contemplated in section 97( 1);”;
(h) by the insertion after the definition of “this Act” of the following definitions: “ ‘transit shed’ means any transit shed contemplated in section 6(1)(g) 45 and licensed under the provisions of this Act; and ‘transit shed operator’ means the licensee of a transit shed;”; and
( i ) by the insertion after the definition of “vehicle” of the following definition: “ ‘wharf operator’ means the licensee in control of any goods on any wharf contemplated in section 6(1)(gA) and licensed in terms of the 50 provisions of this Act where any imported or exported goods which are not containerised including goods in bulk are landed from or loaded into any ship;”.
(2) (a) The amendment in paragraph (e ) in respect of the definition of “fuel levy
(b) The amendments in paragraphs (a) to (d) and cf) to (i) shall come into peration on
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114. Section 3 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the
“(3) Any decision or determination made or any other act performed by the Commissioner or an officer under the provisions of this Act, including any 5 amendment or withdrawal thereof, shall be deemed to be effective from the date any notice or communication in respect of such decision, determination or act is issued in writing. ”.
addition of the following subsection:
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 10 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 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 47 of Act 53 of 1999
115. (1) Section 4 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for subsections (3) and (3A) of the following subsections: 15
“(3) [No] The Commissioner or any officer shall disclose any information relating to any person, firm or business acquired in the performance of his duties, except- (a) for the purposes of this Act; or (b) when required to do so as a witness in a court of law [or]: 20 [(c) such information in relation to any person as may be required
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Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed as preventing the Commissioner (in such form and under such procedural arrangements as the Commissioner may prescribe) from, on good cause shown- (i) disclosing such information in relation to any person as may be
required by the Chief of the Central Statistical Services in connection with the collection of statistics in complying with the provisions of the Statistics Act, 1976 (Act No. 66 of 1976), or any regulation thereunder;
(ii) disclosing to the Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry such information in relation to imports and exports and importers and exporters as may be required by such Director- General for the determination of any trade policy;
(iii) applying ex parte to a judge in chambers for an order allowing the Commissioner to disclose to the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, contemplated in section 6(1) of the South African Police Service Act, 1955 (Act No. 68 of 1995), or the National Director of Public Prosecutions, contemplated in section 5(2)(a) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 32 of 1998), such information the disclosure of which may reveal evidence- (a) that an offence, other than an offence in terms of this Act or any
other Act administered by the Commissioner or any other offence in respect of which the Commissioner is a complain- ant, has been or may be committed, or where such information may be relevant to the investigation or prosecution of such an offence, and such offence is a serious offence in respect of which a court may impose a sentence exceeding five years imprisonment; or
(b) of an imminent and serious public safety or environmental risk,
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in terms of this subsection, shall not, unless a competent court otherwise directs, be admissible in any criminal proceedings against such person, to the extent that such information or document constitutes an admission by such person of the commission of an offence contemplated in paragraph (a); or
(iv) disclosing such information in the records of any office under the control of the Commissioner in relation to imports and exports and importers and exporters as may be required by the Treasury as defined in the Exchange Control Regulations, 1961, or the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, contemplated in section 4 or 6( l ) (a ) of the South African Reserve Bank Act, 1989 (Act No. 90 of 1989j, for purposes of exercising any power or performance of any duty or function in connection with foreign transactions under the provisions of the Exchange Control Regula- tions, 1961:
Provided further that the Commissioner shall disclose information in respect of 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.
(3A) The Chief of the Central Statistical Services or the Director- General of the Department of Trade and Industry or the Treasury as defined in the Exchange Control Regulations, 1961, or the Governor of
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(b) by the insertion after subsection (3B) of the following subsections: - “(3C) Fort the purposes of the proviso to subsection (3), the
Commissioner may, subject to the provisions of section 3(2), delegate the - powers vested in him by that proviso, to any officer.
(3Dj The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of any information relating to any person, where that person has consented that such information may be published or made known to any other person. ” .
(2) Subsection (1) shall in so far as it- (a) inserts paragraph (iv) of the proviso to subsection (3), come into operation on
a date to be determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette; and (b) amends the rest of section 4, come into operation on the date of promulgation
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(a ) by the substitution for paragraph (g) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph: “ (g) places where [sheds as] transit sheds may be established into which
goods, before due entry thereof, may be removed from a ship, aircraft or vehicle or to which such goods may be removed after removal from such 5 ship, aircraft or vehicle;”;
(b) by the insertion after paragraph (g) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph: “(RA) wharfs on which goods imported or exported which are not
containerised, including goods in bulk, may be landed from or loaded 10 into any ship by, and be under the control of, a wharf operator;”;
(c) by the insertion after paragraph (hB) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph: ‘‘(hC) places where degrouping depots may be established to which air cargo
may be removed from a transit shed before due entry thereof for the 15 storage, detention, unpacking or examination of consolidated packing or its contents, for the removal to another transit shed or the delivery to importers of such contents after due entry thereof, or for the
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(d) by the addition of the following subsection: “(6) No person may be in control of, or receive, deliver, remove, store
or otherwise deal with any imported goods landed from any ship, aircraft I or other vehicle before due entry thereof unless such person is an approved container operator as contemplated in section 96A or is in control of or receives, delivers, removes, stores or otherwise deals with
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specified, the provisions of such Notes, the rules contemplated in section
except if the Commissioner otherwise determines by rule.”. 30 60(l)(b) and any other provision of this Act relating to such goods,
(2) (a ) Subsection (l)(a), (b) and (c) shall come into operation on the date of
(b)’Subsection (l)(d) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by promulgation of this Act.
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117. (1) Section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a ) by the substitution of the words preceding paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of
the following words: “(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7 and 12, the 40
Commissioner may by rule prescribe that-”; (b) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of the following paragraph:
“(c) any outturn report or other report in respect of any imported goods unpacked while under the control of any person after landing thereof [at any place approved by the Commissioner] as contemplated in section 45 11;”;
(c) by theinsertion of the following subsections: “(2) (a) Any such outturn report or other report shall reflect full
particulars concerning any excess or deficiency in respect of any goods landed, received, unpacked, packed or loaded, as the case may be, according to any manifest or other report contemplated in subsection (l)(a) or any subsequent outturn report or other ieport by any other person in accordance with to the sequence prescribed in the rules.
(b) Whenever any imported goods reported in any manifest or other report are not landed or any such goods not reported are landed or any container or package is landed with visible evidence of tampering or any deficiency is suspected, any person completing any outturn report on landing of the goods shall examine such goods in the presence of the
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carrier or any agent of the carrier who shall confirm the result of the examination and furnish an explanation of the condition of such goods.
(e) Any person who fails to report cargo landed or makes any false or misleading statement in connection with any report to which this section relates, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding RlOO 000 or treble the value of the goods in respect of which such offence was commilted, whichever is the greater, or to imprison- ment for a period not exceeding 10 years, or both such fine and immisonment and the goods in respect of which such offence was cohnitted shall be liable to forfeiture under this Act.”.
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118. (1) Section 11 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby substituted by the 15 following section:
“Landing of unentered goods and delivery thereof
11. (1) All goods imported into the Republic by ship, aircraft or other vehicle shall if landed before due entry thereof be- (a) landed on a licensed wharf under the control of a wharf operator; or 20 (b) placed into or delivered to any licensed-
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(ii) any other premises licensed under the provisions of this Act; (iii) the State warehouse; or 30 (iv) any other place approved by the Commissioner on furnishing
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contemplated in subsection ( I ) such carrier shall- (a) be liable for the duty on the goods concerned until they are duly 35
entered for the purposes of this Act; (6) be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of RlOO 000
or treble the value of the goods in respect of which such offence was committed, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years, or both such fine and imprisonment and the 40 goods in respect of which such offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture under this Act.
(3) The Commissioner may, subject to the provisions of section 6(6), licence any wharf, container terminal, transit shed or degrouping depot as a special customs and excise storage warehouse contemplated in section 45 21.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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(a) by the insertion of the following subsection: “( 1B) Any imported goods landed in the Republic when removed in
bond to a destination in the Republic may, except where the Commis- sioner otherwise determines by rule, only be so removed to any premises licensed under the provisions of this Act.”; and
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paragraph: “(b) in the case of goods which were destined for a place beyond the borders
of the common customs area, that such goods have been duly taken out of that area or, in circulnstances and in accordance with procedures 10 which the Commissioner may determine by rule, that the goods have been duly accounted for in the country of destination.”.
(2) Subsection (l)(a) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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120. Section 18A of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the
“(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3), any liability for duty in terms of subsection (1) shall cease when it is proved by the exporter that the said goods have been duly taken out of the common customs area or, in circumstances and in 20 accordance with procedures which the Commissioner may determine by rule, that the goods have been duly accounted for in the country of destination.”.
substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:
Insertion of section 21A in Act 91 of 1964
121. (1) The following section is hereby inserted after section 21 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964:
“Provisions for the customs and excise administration of industrial development zones
21A. (1) (a) For the purposes of this Act, Industrial Development Zone or the abbreviation IDZ, and any other expression relating thereto shall. unless otherwise specified in this Act or the context of any irovision of this Act otherwise indicates, have the meaning assigned thereto in the regulations made by the Minister of Trade and Industry under section lO(1) of the
‘ Manufacturing Development Act, 1993 (Act No. 187 of 1993), and published in Government Notice R1224 of 1 December 2000 (Regulation Gazette No. 6936).
(b) (i) Any reference in this section and its rules to ’the regulations’ or any regulation, shall, unless otherwise specified, be a reference to the regulations or a regulation published in Government Notice R1224 of 1 December 2000.
(ii) Where any provision of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993, or any regulation is inconsistent or in conflict with any provision of this Act governing the administration of industrial development zones including any matter relating to the liability or levying of duty or any rebate, refund or drawback of duty, the provision of this Act shall prevail over the provision of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993, or the regulation.
(2) (a) (i) The customs secured area (CSA) of an IDZ shall, notwith- standing anything to the contrary contained in this Act or in any regulation and subject to the provisions of this section or any Schedule or rule, be deemed to be a special customs and excise manufacturing and storage warehouse contemplated in section 21.
(ii) Before such warehouse is licensed the IDZ operator applying for the licence shall furnish such security as the Commissioner may require.
(iii) The Commissioner may at any time require that the form, nature or amount of such security shall be altered or renewed in such manner as he may determine.
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(b) (i) The CSA must be licensed as such a warehouse by the IDZ operator.
(ii) The Commissioner may after consultation with the Manufacturing Development Board established under section 2 of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993, refuse any application for a licence or cancel or suspend any such licence.
(iii) The provisions of section 60(2) and of the regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis for the purposes of paragraph (ii).
(c) The IDZ operator shall be liable for the duty on any goods which: (i) the IDZ operator, the IDZ enterprise or any other person bring into the
(ii) are manufactured or produced in the CSA. (d) The person who actually brings the goods into the CSA and the IDZ
operator shall be jointly and ;severally liable for the duty on such goods and the provisions of section 44A shall apply mutatis mutandis to such liability.
( e ) The liability for dut,y of the IDZ operator as contemplated in paragraph (c), shall cease- (i) if the IDZ operator proves that, as the case may be-
CSA;
(aa) the duty on the goods concerned has been paid; (bb) the goods have been consumed within the CSA; (cc) the goods have been duly used in the manufacture or
production of any goods by the IDZ enterprise in accordance with any IDZ enterprise permit and any relevant provision in any Schedule of this Act;
(dd) the goods have been duly exported; (ee) the goods have been removed and received in any other
premises licensed under the provisions of this Act; @) any goods brought temporarily into the CSA are removed
therefrom in accordance with the provisions of this Act and any conditions imposed by the Commissioner;
(ii) where the goods are abandoned or destroyed under the provisions of
(3) Any goods manufactured or produced in the CSA shall be deemed to be imported goods for the purposes of entry for home consumption.
(4) (a ) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act or the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993, or any regulation or any other law, the Minister may, at the xequest of the Minister of Trade and Industry, in respect of any goods produced or manufactured in or removed for home consumption or exported from or brought into or used in any activity in the CSA, by notice in the Gazette-
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(i) in a schedule which shall be deemed to be incorporated in Schedule No. 1 as Part 9 thereof and to constitute an amendment of Schedule No. 1, specify the duty leviable on goods manufactured or produced in, or any other goods brought into, the CSA on entry for home consumption;
(ii) in any item in a separate Part of each of Schedule No. 3, 4, 5 or 6, as the case may be, which shall be deemed to be an amendment of such Schedule, provide for a rebate, refund or drawback of duty in respect of any goods brought into, produced or manufactured or used in or removed from the CSA in the circumstances and for the purposes and on compliance with any conditions that may be specified in such Part or item.
(b) Any amendment Contemplated in paragraph (a) may be made with retrospective effect from such date as may be specified in such notice.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 48 and 75(15) any amendment to the said Part 9 or Schedule No. 3, 4, 5 or 6 shall be made under the provisions of this section.
( d ) The provisions of section 48(6) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the provisions of this subsection.
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( e ) ‘Manufactured or produced’ shall have the meaning applied in terms of this Act to goods imported into the Republic, and in determining the duty leviable in Part 9, the Minister shall take into account the preferential rates of duty in operation in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 in respect of goods originating in a country which is entitled to such preferential rates.
(5) The provisions of sections 65, 66 and 67 shall, subject to the rules, mutatis mutandis apply in relspect of the valuation of such goods.
(6) The Commissioner may make rules- (a) in addition to or in substitution of any power, duty or function relating
to the South African Revenue Service or any officer thereof or any procedure or process prescribed in the regulations;
(6) regarding duties or functions of the IDZ operator or IDZ enterprise; (c) to ensure the security and control of the CSA; (d) to regulate the customs and excise administration of the CSA in
connection with goods received or removed or manufactured or produced or consumed or any other activity to which this Act relates;
( e ) requiring the registration and prescribing conditions and procedures regulating such registration in respect of any enterprise or any other person operating in or having access to the IDZ;
cf) any other matter which may be necessary and useful for the purpose of the effective and efficient administration of the CSA.
(7) (a) The Commissioner may after consultation with the Manufacturing Development Board referred to in subsection (2)(b)(ii), refuse any application for registration required by any rule contemplated in subsection (6 ) ( e ) or cancel or suspend ar~y such registration.
(b) The provisions of section 60(2) and of the regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis for the purposes of paragraph (u).”,
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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“(vi) be in possession of or sell any marked goods mixed in any proportion
(b) by the substitution for the definition of “engine” in subsection (12) of the following definition: 40
“ ‘engine’ referred to in subsection (4)(a) and (c)(ii), (5)(a)(i) and (6)(a) [includes] means any engine [ofl & any machine, machinery, plant, equipment, apparatus, vehicle or ship, classifiable under any heading or subheading of Chapters 84 to 87 and 89 of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1;”.
the following paragraph: , with distillate fuel or petrol:,”; and
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43( l)(a) or within such [further] time as the Commissioner may [allow] prescribe by rule in respect of any means of carriage or any person having control thereof after landing, make due entry of those goods [in the form prescribed, and declare to the truth of such entry:] as contemplated in section 39:”; 5
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“(aA) The Commissioner may, in respect of dutiable goods imported by air of a value for duty purposes not exceeding R500 and for which immediate clearance is requested, allow a licensee of any premises 10 licensed under the provisions of this Act to remove such goods for home consumption and to pay the duties due at such time on compliance with such conditions as the Cornmissioner may specify by rule and impose in each case.”; and
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43. (1) If entry of any imported goods has not been made under the provisions of section 38- (a) in the case of goods in a container depot within 28 days from the date
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the master, pilot or other carrier, container terminal, container operator, depot operator, person in control of a transit shed or other person who has control of such goods in terms of any provision of this Act shall furnish a 30 list thereof together with all available documents to the Controller and shall remove the goods to-
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terms of subparagraph (i) or (ii), at the risk and expense of such person, so remove the goods; or
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(2) (a) Whenever any goods are so removed to or allowed to remain at any place other than the State warehouse such a place shall, subject to the provisions of this section, be deemed to be a State warehouse for the purposes of this Act.
stored shall- (i) be responsible for such goods as if the goods were kept in a State
warehouse from the date the Controller so indicates or so allows the goods to remain at such place;
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are entered and delivery granted by the Controller before such sale, 50 per cent of any such rent paid on entry of the goods.
(c) (i) The Commissioner shall compile a list of all the goods in the State warehouse or deemed to be in the State warehouse as provided in this section reflecting the date of importation, the distinguishing marks and 5 numbers, a description of the. goods, the name and address of the importer, if known, the name of the carrier and any other relevant person contemplated in subparagraph (ee) , the location of the goods and any other information available and shall- (aa) obtain and keep a copy of the manifest, transport document, outturn 10
report and any other document available relating to the exportation, carriage and importation of the goods;
(bb) update the list weekly; (cc) display the list on a notice board in the office of the Controller and at
the State warehouse; 15 (dd) place the list on the SARS website specified by rule and keep a
printout of such list and every amendment thereof; (ee) notify by facsimile transmission or other means the importer, where
the importer and the importer’s address are known, and any other person known to the Commissioner to be involved or who may 20 reasonably be expected to be involved in the exportation or importa- tion including, where relevant, the container operator, any port authority, a transit shed operator, any other person in control of freight landed from any carrier, the carrier or agent for the carrier, the clearing agent and the exporter or supplier of the goods. 25
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(b) notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in section 4(3) or in any other law, for the purposes of this section, disclose by publication or otherwise any information acquired regarding any person, goods, firm or ‘business to which this section relates.”;
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(b) where any goods are sold at a price which is insufficient to cover the duty, such expenses, charges and freight, the Commissioner may apply the proceeds in discharge thereof in the order mentioned.”; and
(d) by the addition of the following subsections: “(5) (a) Where the Commissioner on reasonable grounds determines
that any goods to which this section relates or any goods which are detained as contemplated in section 113(8), have been imported or exported in contravention of any law, the Commissioner may, except in the case of goods detained under section 113(8) for the purposes of the Counterfeit Goods Act, 1497 (Act No. 37 of 1997), request the South African Police Service or the authority administering such law- (i) to take delivery of such goods for the purposes of instituting any
civil proceedings or criminal prosecution or to take any other action in terms of such law within 60 days or such further time as the Commissioner may specify in such request;
(ii) if it is not intended to act as contemplated in subparagraph (i) to advise the reasons therefor withm such period; or
(iii) to authorise the Commissioner, as contemplated in paragraph (e), to deal with such goods under the provisions of this section.
(b) When delivery is taken as contemplated in paragraph (a), such goods shall not be allowed to enter into home consumption in the Republic unless they have been duly entered, and any duty and value-added tax payable thereon have been paid to the Controller under whose control they were at the time of such delivery.
(c) (i) The Commissioner shall at the time of such request notify any relevant person contemplated in subsection (2)(c)(i)(ee) of such request and that if delivery of the goods is not taken the goods will be disposed of as provided for in this section.
(ii) (aa) Particulars of such goods shall be included in a separate section of the list conternplated in subsection (2)(c)(i) and cross- referenced to any other unentered goods included in such list.
(bb) The provisions of subsection (2)(c)(i) shall otherwise mutatis mutandis apply to the goods to which this subsection relates.
(cc) Notwithstanding subparagraph (i), the contents of the list so displayed and placed on the website shall be deemed to be sufficient notification to the importer or any other person who has any right or interest in the goods concerned that the goods will be disposed of in terms of this section.
(d) If the South African Police Service or such authority fails to take such delivery or after taking delivery does not institute civil proceedings or criminal prosecution or take any other action under the relevant law within any reasonable period allowed by the Commissioner or has authorised the Commissioner to deal with such goods under the provisions of this section as contemplated in paragraph (e ) and no person has given notice of intention to claim release of the goods within 60 days after inclusion thereof in the list referred to in paragraph (c), such goods shall notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Act or in the relevant other law contained, be deemed to be condemned and forfeited under the provisions of this Act and the Commissioner may dispose thereof as provided in this section.
( e ) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the authority administering such other law or the South African Police, may authorise the Commissioner to deal with any goods imported or exported in contravention of such law in terms of the provisions of this section,
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(6) (a ) Whenever any officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that any imported goods are counterfeit goods as contemplated in the Counterfeit Goods Act, 1997, the officer may detain such goods for the purposes of that Act under section 113(8).
(b) Where any such goods are seized under the provisions of the Counterfeit Goods Act, 1997, and the importer is not known and no criminal prosecution or civil proceedings is instituted or no instruction is received for the release of the goods as contemplated in section 9(2) of that Act, such goods shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Act or the said Counterfeit Goods Act contained, be subject to the provisions of this section.
(c) The provisions of subsection (5)(c) shall apply mutatis mutandis in respect of any goods to which this paragraph relates.
(d) If no person gives an:y notice of the intention to claim release of the goods within 60 days after inclusion in the list referred to in paragraph (cj , such goods shall be deemed to be condemned and forfeited under the provisions of this Act.
(7) (a) Any goods appropriated to the State as contemplated in subsection (3)(a), any goods condemned and forfeited as contemplated in subsections (5 ) and (6), any goods condemned and forfeited as contemplated in sections 89 and 90 and any goods referred to in subsection (10)(a), may be disposed of as provided in paragraph (b) by the Commissioner in consultation with the Directors-General of the National Treasury and of Trade and Industry or, where appropriate, with a Director-General of any other department.
(6 ) Such goods may- (i) (aa) except any goods appropriated to the State or goods which
have been imported in contravention of any other law, be sold by public auction or by tender for home consumption in the Republic;
(bb) be sold by public auction or by tender for export to a destination outside the common customs area;
(ii) be destroyed; (iii) be transferred for use to any organ of State on payment of any
expenses incurred by the Commissioner in connection with such goods;
(iv) be made available at the premises where they are kept to the Department of Welfare or any other body determined by the Commissioner for the purposes of providing disaster relief or basic human necessities for indigent persons in the Republic or for donation to any country in need of aid for such persons; or
(v) be disposed of for any other purpose or in any other manner which the Commissioner considers to be in the public interest.
(cj If the Commissioner so determines, the importer or exporter, as the case may be, or if the importer or exporter cannot be found or is unable to pay, the South African Police Service or any authority administering the other laws referred to in subsection (5 ) shall reimburse the Commissioner
, for expenses incurred in storing and disposing of or otherwise dealing with such goods.
(d) No duty shall be payable on any goods to which this subsection relates on disposal as contemplated in paragraph (b), but any duty paid on such goods shall not be refundable.
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detained or seized under this Act that were imported, exported, manufac- tured or used, or ofhenvise dealt with in contravention of the provisions of this Act and any other law: Provided that where the Commissioner is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the owner did not know that the goods were imported in contravention of this Act and such other law and the Commissioner is a.tisfied that the goods do not constitute a danger to public health or the public and complies with any compulsory specification contemplated in the Standards Act, 1993, the Commissioner may, instead of
disposing of the goods as contemplated in subsection (7), deliver the goods to the owner in accordance with the provisions of section 93.
(9) The provisions of subsection (7)(b)(iv) shall apply to any goods donated to the Comlnissioner by the owner of any intellectual property right after an appropriate order of court as contemplated in section 10 of the Counterfeit Goods ,4ct, 1997.
(10) (a) The provisions of subsection (3), (4), (5) or (6), as the case may be, and subsection (7) shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of any goods abandoned to the Commissioner under any provision of this Act and any goods referred to in section 42 or 107(1)(b).
(b) The provisions of sections 89, 90 and 96 shall notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the laws concerned, mutatis mutandis apply in respect of any claim for the release of goods to which subsection (5) or (6) relates.
(a ) to delegate or assign, subject to section 3(2), any of the powers that may be exercised or assign any of the duties that shall be performed by the Commissioner under this section to any officer;
(b) regarding all m,atters which are required or permitted in this section to be prescribed by rule;
(c) to regulate any matter that the Commissioner may consider reasonably necessary and useful for the purposes of administering the provisions of this section.”.
(1 1) The Commissioner may make rules-
Amendment of section 44 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 10 of Act 95 of 1965, section 5 of Act 57 of 1966, section 16 of Act 105 of 1969, section 7 of Act 71 of 1975, section 8 of Act 112 of 1977, section 5 of Act 110 of 1979, section 3 of Act 89 of 1984, section 13 of Act 84 of 1987, section 21 of Act 59 of 1990, section 3 of Act 98 of 1993, section 33 of Act 45 of 1995, section 51 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 43 of Act 19 of 2001
125. (1) Section 44 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for subsections (4) and ( 5 ) of the following subsections:
“(4) The master, pilot or carrier concerned shall be liable for the duty on all goods deemed in terms of section 10 to have been imported, except goods in respect of which a bill of lading, air consignment note or other document was issued on loading of such goods onto the ship, aircraft or vehicle by means of which they were imported stating that the said goods were accepted for conveyance at the risk of the owner thereof in all respects and not only as regards risk in respect of damage to such goods, provided such goods have not been landed [and placed in a transit shed appointed or prescribed under section 6(1)1.
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[(a)] upon lawful delivery of the goods, after due entry thereof
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has been made, to the importer or his agent; or
thereof to the State warehouse [or other] or any licensed place [indicated for the purposes of this section by the Controller] or, with the permission of the Commissioner, any other place contemplated in section 11 ;
[(c)] (m> upon delivery of the goods, if containerised, to a container 10 terminal or ii container operator; or
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(b) (i) The container terrrunal operator shall be liable for the duty on any containerised goods received in the container terminal on delivery thereof as contemplated in paragraph (u)(iii).
(ii) The liability of the terminal operator for duty in terms of subparagraph (i) shall cease on delivery thereof to: 20 (aa) a container operator; (bb) a depot operator; (cc) after due entry, to the importer or the importer’s agent; or (dd) the State warehouse or other place approved by the Commissioner.”;
(b) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of subsection (5A) of the following 25 paragraph: “ (c) in respect of any of such goods of which due entry has not been made,
upon delivery thereof to the State warehouse or [other] any licensed place [indicated for the purposes of this section by the Controller] with the permission of the Commissioner, any other place contemplated 30 in section 11.”;
(c) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of subsection (5B) of the following paragraph: “(b) in respect of any of such goods of which due entry has not been made,
upon delivery thereof to the State warehouse or [other] any licensed 35 place [indicated for the purposes of this section by the Controller] or, with the permission of the: Commissioner, any other place contemplated in section 11 .” ; and
(d) by the insertion after subsection (5B) of thk following subsection: “(5C) (a) Subject to the provisions of this section, the liability of the 40
master, pilot or other carrier for the duty on imported goods shall cease on receipt of such goods in any licensed or other place contemplated in section 11.
(b) The liability for duty in respect of such goods of any licensee of such licensed place Contemplated in section 11 shall cease- (i) on receipt of such goods in any other such licensed place on
removal thereto in accordance with the procedures prescribed by rule;
(ii) upon lawful delivery after due entry thereof to the importer or the importer’s agent;
(iii) in respect of any of such goods of which due entry has not been made upon delivery thereof to the state warhouse, or with the permission of the Commissioner, any other place contemplated in section 11.
(c) (i) Any licensee shall issue a receipt in respect of any goods received in such place to the person delivering such goods.
(ii) Any outturn report or any discrepant report duly completed in accordance with section 8 and its rules shall, in respect of the goods concerned, be regarded to be a correct report of goods landed or received in a container, consolidated package or other package in such place, as the case may be.
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master, pilot or other carrier, wharf operator, terminal operator, container operator or transit shed operator, on any imported goods not consigned to a place in the Republic which are landed in the Republic, shall cease when it is proved that the goods have been duly taken out of the common customs area.”.
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126. (1) Section 47 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for subsections (7) and (8) of the following subsections:
“(7) To the extent that any goods, classifiable under any tariff heading or subheading of Part 1 of Schedule No. 1 that is expressly quoted in any tariff item or fuel evy item or item of Part 2 ,5 or 6 of the said Schedule
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5 or 6 of the s,aid Schedule, and (bb) any item specified in Schedule No. 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
(iii) the general rules for the interpretation of Schedule No. 1; and (iv) every section note and chapter note in Part 1 of Schedule No. 1, 30 shall be subject to the Erplanatory Notes to the Harmonised System issued by the Customs Co-operation Council, Brussels (now known as the World Customs Organisation) from time to time: Provided that where the application of any part of such Notes or any addendum thereto or any explanation thereof is optional the application of such 35 part, addendum or explanation shall be in the discretion of the Commissioner.”;
(b) by the substitution for paragraph (a)(i) of subsection (9) of the following paragraph:
“(a) (i) The Commissioner may in writing determine- 40 (aa) the tariff headings, tariff subheadings or tariff items or other
items of any Schedule under which any imported goods, goods manufactured in the Republic or goods exported shall be classified; or
subheadings, tariff items or other items of Schedule No. 3 ,4 ,5 or 6 may be used, manufactured, exported or otherwise disposed of or have been used, manufactured, exported or otherwise disposed of as provided in such tariff items or other items specified in any such Schedule.”; 50
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“(iii) Any determination made under this subsection shall operate- (aa) only in respect of the goods mentioned therein and the person
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in whose name it is issued; and 55 (bb) sub.ject to the provisions of section 44(1 l)(c) and 76B and
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(d) by the substitution for paragraphs (b) to (d) of subsection (9) of the following
“(b) (i) Whenever any determination is made under paragraph (a) or any determination is amended or withdrawn and a new determination is made under paragraph (d), any amount due in terms thereof shall, 5 notwithstanding that an internal administrative appeal has been filed as contemplated in section 95A or any proceedings have been instituted in any court in connection therewith, remain payable as long as such determination or amended or new determination remains in force: Provided that the Commissioner may on good cause shown, suspend 10 such payment until the date the appeal is decided or any final judgment by the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
(ii) Such determination, amendment of a determination or new determination shall cease to be in force from the date- (aa) of the amendment of or the withdrawal and insertion of any 15
Schedule or any amendment of the Explanatory Notes as contem- plated in subsection 8(8)(b) with the result that the said determina- tion, amended determination or new determination no longer conforms to the interpretation of the relevant provisions of such Schedule or Explanatory N tes; 20
(bb) when it is no longer compatible with a final judgment by the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal, from the date of such judgment; or
(cc) any amendment of a determination or new determination is made effective under paragraph (d) or section 95A. 25
(c) Whenever a court amends or orders the Commissioner to amend any determination made under subsection (9)(a) or (d) or any determi- nation is amended or a new determination is made under paragraph (d) or section 95A, the Commissioner shall not be liable to pay interest on any amount refundable which remained payable in terms of the provisions of 30 paragraph (b)(i) for any period during which such determination remained in force.
(aa) amend any determination or withdraw it and make a new
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determination with effect from the date it is no longer in force as 35 provided in paragraph (b)(ii)(aa) or (bb);
(bb) except when an internal appeal has been filed in terms of the provisions of section !>5A, or if filed, before it has been considered, amend any determination or withdraw it and make a new determination if it was made in error or any condition or obligation 40 on which it was issued is no longer fulfilled or on any other good cause shown including any relevant ground for review contem- plated in section 6 of the Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000).
(ii) Any such amendment or new determination contemplated in 45 paragraph (i)(bb) may be made with effect from- (aa) subject to the provisions of section 44(11)(c), the date of first entry
of the goods in question in circumstances where a false declaration is made for the purposes of this Act;
(bb) the date of first entry, if the determination was made- 50 (A) by an officer who was biased or reasonably suspected of bias;
(B) for an ulterior purpose or motive, arbitrarily or capriciously or
(cc) subject to subsection (12), the date of the determination made under 55 paragraph (a) in circumstances where such determination was made in bonafide error of law or of fact; or
(dd) the date of the amendment of the previous determination or the date of the new determination:
Provided that whenever any amendment of a determination or a new 60 determination is effective from a date resulting in the person to whom the determination was issued-
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(a) being entitled to a refund of duty, such refund shall be subject to the provisions of section 76B;
(b) retrospectively incurring an increased liability for duty, such liability shall, subject to the provisions of section 44(11)(c), be limited to goods entered for home consumption during a period of 5 two years immediately preceding the date of such amendment or new determination.”;
( e ) by the substitution for subsections (10) and (1 1) of the following subsections: “(10) Save where-
(a) a determination has been made under subsection (9)(a) or (d); or 10 (b) subject to section 44( ll)(c), any false declaration is made for the
there shall be no liability for any underpayment in duty on any goods, where such underpayment is due to the acceptance of a bill of entry bearing an incorrect tariff heading, tariff subheading or tariff item or 15 other item of any Schedule, after a period of two years from the date of entry of such goods.
(11) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (lo), any determination made under subsection (9)(a) as a result of or during the course of or following upon an inspection of the books, accounts and 20 other documents of an importer, exporter, manufacturer or user of goods, shall, subject to the provisions of section 44( 1 l)(c), be deemed to have come into operation in respect of the goods in question entered for the purposes of this Act two years prior to the date on which the inspection commenced. 25
(b) The expression ’inspection of any books, accounts and other documents’, or any other reference to an inspection in this Act shall be taken to include any act done by an officer in the exercise of any duty imposed or power conferred. by this Act for the purposes of the physical examination of goods and documents upon or after or in the absence of 30 entry, the issue of stop notes or other reports, the making of assessments and any pre- or post-importation audit, investigation, inspection or verification of any such books, accounts and other documents required to be kept under this Act.”; and
purposes of [subsection (9)] this Act,
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provided for in this subsection, unless the context otherwise indicates- ‘applicant’ means the person who has applied to the Commissioner for a binding tariff determination; 1 ‘binding tariff determination‘ means a tariff determination binding on the Commissioner when it is issued to the applicant after compliance with the provisions of this subsection and the rules; ‘holder’ means the person in whose name the binding determination is issued.
(b) (i) An application for a binding tariff determination shall relate to only one type of goods and shall contain the particulars and comply with the requirements specified by rule.
(ii) Any binding tariff determination is issued in the name of the holder and is operative only in respect of the holder.
(iii) A binding tariff determination shall be binding on the Commis- sioner only in respect of- (aa) the classification of goods in any heading, subheading, tariff item or
other item of any Schedule; (bb) goods entered or deemed to have been entered for customs or excise
purposes after the date the binding tariff determination is issued. (iv) When entering any goods for which a binding tariff determination
has been issued the holder must- (aa) furnish information of the binding tariff determination issued for the
goods concerned; (bb) be able to prove that the goods in question conform in all respects to
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(c) (i) A binding t a r 8 determination shall be annulled by the Commissioner if it is found that it was issued on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information.
(ii) Such annulment shall be effective from the date the determination was made.
(d) (i) A binding tariff determination shall be valid for a period of six years, but shall cease to be valid in the circumstances and from the dates contemplated in section 47(9)(b)(ii).
(ii) The provisions of subsection (9)(d) shall apply mutatis mutandis whenever the Commissioner amends any binding tariff determination or withdraws it and makes a new determination.
(iii) Notwithstanding the provisions f subparagraphs (i) and (ii), if the Commissioner so permits, the holder of a binding tariff determination may still use such determination for a period of six months from the date specified therein, or until the period of six years expires, whichever is the earlier date provided- (aa) such holder concluded binding contracts for the purchase or sale of
the goods in question on the basis of such determination before any such date;
(bb) such determination is used solely for determining duties; (cc) it relates to any certificate under which the goods concerned are
allowed to be imported under rebate or free of duty. (iv) Any holder who wishes to make use of the possibility of invoking
such determination as provided in subparagraph (iii), shall notify the Commissioner and provide the necessary supporting documents to enable a check to be made whether the conditions specified in the said subparagraph (iii) have been satisfied.
(i) all matters which are required or permitted in terms of this section to be prescribed by rule;
(ii) any other matter which the Commissioner may consider reasonably necessary and useful for the purposes of administering the provisions of this secticz:”.
(2) (a) Subsection (l)(a) to (e) shall come into operation on the date of promulgation
(b) Subsection (1)cf) shall-
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127. Section 49 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) for the words preceding
subparagraph (i) of the following words: 45 “Whenever [Parliament has approved] any international agreement
which binds the Republic as contemplated in section 231 of the Constitution of the Republic: of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996), [any] @ agreement with the government of any country or countries or group of countries-”; 50
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128. Section 65 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for paragraph (a ) of subsection (4) of the following
paragraph: 5 “(a)@ The Commissioner may in writing determine the transaction
value of any imported goods, which is required to be ascertained and may be determined as provided in section 66 [and such determined value shall, subject to a right of appeal to the court, be deemed to be the value for customs dutyp rposes of the goods]. 10
(ii) Any determination made under this subsection shall operate- faa) only in respect of the goods mentioned therein and the person in
(bb) subject to the provisions of sections 44( ll)(c) and 76B and whose name it is issued; and
subsections (7) and (7A), from the date of the determination is 15 issued.”;
(b) by the substitution for paragraph ( c ) of subsection (4) of the following
“(c)(i) Whenever any determination is made under paragraph (a) or any determination is amended or withdrawn and a new determination is 20 made under subsection (S), any amount due in terms thereof shall, notwithstanding that an internal administrative appeal has been filed as contemplated in section 95.4 or any proceedings have been instituted in any court in connection therewith, remain payable as long as such determination or amended or new determination remains in force: 25 Provided that the Commissioner may suspend such payment until the administrative appeal is decided or any final judgment by the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
(ii) Such determination, amendment of a determination or new determination shall cease to be in force from the date- 30 (aa) of any amendment of this section or sections 66 and 67 or any
instrument contemplated in section 74A with the result that the said determination, amended determination or new determination no longer conforms to the: interpretation of the relevant provisions of such section or sections or such instrument; 35
(bb) of a final judgment by the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal; or
I (cc) any amendment of a determination or new determination is made effective under subsection (5) or section 95A.
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(iii) Whenever a court amends or orders the Commissioner to amend 40 any determination made under this subsection or subsection (5) or any determination is amended or a new determination is made under subsection ( 5 ) or section 95A, the Commissioner shall not be liable to pay interest on any amount which remained payable in terms of the provisions of paragraph (c)(i) for any period uring which such 45 determination remained in force.”;
(c) by the substitution for subsection (5 ) of the following subsection: “ ( 5 ) (a) the Commissionex shall- (i) amend any determination or withdraw it and make anew
determination with effect from the date it is no longer in force as 50 provided in subsection (4)(c)(ii)(aa) or (bb);
(ii) except when an internal appeal has been filed in terms of the provisions of section 95A, or if filed before it has been considered, amend any determination or withdraw it and make a new determination if‘ it was made in error or any condition or 5.5 obligation on which it was issued is no longer fulfilled or on any other good cause shown including any relevant ground for review contemplated in section 6 of the Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000).
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(i) subject to the provisions of section 44(11)(c), the date of first entry of the goods in question in circumstances where a false declaration is made for the purposes of this Act;
(aa) by an officer who was biased or reasonably suspected of 5
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(ii) the date of first entry, if the determination was made-
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date of the new determination: (iv) the date of the amendment of the previous determination or the
Provided that whenever any amendment of a determination or a new determination is effective from a date resulting in the person to whom the 15 determination was issued- (a) being entitled to a refund of duty, such refund shall be subject to the
provisions of section 76B; (b) retrospectively incurring an increased liability for duty, such
liability shall, subject to the provisions of section 44(11)(c), be 20 limited to goods entered for home consumption during a period of two years immediately preceding the date of such amendment or new determination.”; and
(d) by the substitution for subsections (7) and (7A) of the following subsections: “(7) Save where-- 25
(a) a determination has been made under subsection (4)(a) or ( 5 ) ; or (b) subject to section 44(11)(c), any false declaration is made for the
there shall be no liability for any underpayment of customs duty on any goods, where such underpayment is due to the acceptance of a bill of 30 entry bearing an incorrect customs value, after a period of two years from the date of entry of such goods.
(7A) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (7), any determi- nation made under subsection (4)(a) as a result of or during the course of or following upon an inspection of the books, accounts and other 35 documents of any impofler shall, subject to the provisions of section 44( 1 l)(c), be deeme:d to have come into operation in respect of the goods in question entered for the purposes of this Act two years prior to the date on which the inspection commenced.
other reference to an inspection in this Act shall be taken to include any act done by an ol3cer in the exercise of any duty imposed or power conferred by this Act for the purposes of the physical examination of goods and documents upon or after or in the absence of entry, the issue of stop notes or other reports, the making of assessments and any pre- or 45 post-importation audit, investigation, inspection or verification of any such books, accounts and other documents required to be kept under this Act.”.
purposes of thk Act,
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Amendment of section 69 of Act 91 of 1964, as section 22 of Act 105 of 1969, section 6 of Act 93 of 1978, section 9 of’ Act 101 of 1985, section 7 of Act 69 of 1988, as 50 substituted by section 12 of Act 68 of 1989, section 1 of Act 111 of 1991, as amended by section 3 of Act 105 of 1992, section 6 of Act 98 of 1993, and as amended by section 6 of Act 44 of 1996, section 61 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 49 of Act 19 of 2001
129. Section 69 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- 55 (a) by the substitution for subsections (3) and (4) of the following subsections:
“(3) (a) Where goods are sold or otherwise disposed of under such conditions that the value thereof cannot be ascertained or has been incorrectly ascertained in terms of subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, the Commissioner may, having regard to the relevant provisions of 60 subsection (1) or ( 2 ) , in writing determine a value.
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( h ) Any determination made under this subsection shall operate- ( i ) only in respect of the goods mentioned therein and the person in
whose name it is issued: ( i i ) subject to the provisions of sections 44(11 )(c) and 76B and
subsections (6) and ( 7 ) . from the date the determination is issued. (c) Whenever any detennination is made under paragraph (a) or any
determination is amended or withdrawn and a new determination is made under subsection (4). any amount due in terms thereof shall. notwith- standing that an administrative appeal has been filed as contemplated in section 95A or any proceedings have been instituted in any court in connection therewith. remain payable as long as such determination or amended or new determination remains in force: Provided that the Commissioner may suspend such payment until the date the administra- tive appeal is decided or any final judgment by the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
( d ) Such determination. amendment of a determination or new determination shall cease to be in force from the date- ( i ) of any amendment of this section or the rules with the result that the
said determination. amended determination or new determination no longer conforms tc? the interpretation of the relevant provisions of this section or such rules.
( i i ) of a final judgment by the High Court or ajudgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal; or
( i i i ) any amendment of a determination or new determination is made effecti\,e under subsection (4) or section 95A.
( e ) Whenever ;I court amends or orders the Commissioner to amend any determination made under this subsection or subsection (4) or any determination is amended or a new determination is made under subsection (4) or section 95A. the Commissioner shall not be liable to pay interest on any amount refundable which remained payable in terms of the provisions of paragraph (c) for any period during which such determination remained in force.
( i ) amend an! determination or withdraw i t and make a new determination with effect from the date i t is no longer in force as provided in subsection (3)(d)(i) or (ii):
( i i ) except when an internal appeal has been filed in terms of the provisions of section 95A, or if filed before i t has been considered. amend any determination or withdrams it and make a new determination if it was made in error or any condition or obligation on which i t was issued is no longer fulfilled or on any other good cause shown including any relevant ground for review contem- plated in section 6 of the Administrative Justice Act. 2000 (Act No. 3 of 3-000 1 .
( h ) Any such amendment or new determination contemplated in paragraph ( a ) ( i i ) may be made with effect from- ( i ) subject to the provisiorls of section 4 4 I 1 )((,). the date of first entry
of the goods in question in circumstances where a false declaration is made for the purposes of this Act:
(aa) by an officer who was biased or reasonably suspected of bias:
(bb) for an ulterior purpose or motive. arbitrarily or capriciously or
(iii) the date of the deterrnination made under subsection (3)(a) in circumstances where such determination was made in borza fide error of law or of fact:
(iv) the date of the amendment of the previous determination or the date of the new determination:
Provided that whenever any amendment of a determination or a new determination is effective from a date resulting in the person to whom the determination was issued-
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( a ) being entitled to a refund of duty. such refund shall be subject to the provisions of section 76B:
/ h i retrospectively incurring an increased liabilit), for duty. such liability shall. sub.iect to the provisions of section 3 4 1 I ) f < ' ) . be limited to goods entered for home consumption during a period of 5 two years immediately preceding the date of such amendment or new determination.": and
( / I ) by the substitution for subsections ( 6 ) and (7) o f the following subsections: " ( 6 ) Save where-
( ( 1 1 a determination has hseen made under subsection ( . ? ) ( ( I ) or (1): or 1 0 ( / I ) subject to :section 4 4 1 1 )((.I. an! false declaration is made for the
there shall be no liability for an! underpayment in duty on any goods. where such underpaymen). is due to the acceptance of a bill of entry bearing an incorrect value for excise duty purposes. after a period of two 15 years from the date of entr) of such goods.
( 7 ) ( r r i ru'otwithstanding the provisions of subsection (6) . an!' determination made under subsection (.?)(a) as ;I result of' o r during the course of o r following upon an inspection of the books. accounts and other documents of an!' rnanufacturer, wholesaler or purchaser or an! 2 0 seller or buyer contemplated in subsection ( 1 ) or ( 2 ) shall. subject to the pro\,isions of section 4 4 1 I ) ( ( , I . be deemed to have come into operation in respect of the goods in question entered for the purposes of this Act two years prior to the date on which the inspection commenced.
documents'. or any other reference to an inspection in this Act shall be taken to include any act done by an officer in the exercise of any dut!, imposed or power conferred b!* this Act for the purposes of the physical examination of Foods and documents upon or after or in the absence of entry, the issue of stop notes or other reports. the making of assessments 30 and any pre- or post-production audit. investigation. inspection or \.erification of any such books. accounts and other documents required to be kept under this Act.",
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Amendment of section 75 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 13 of Act 95 of 1965. section 10 of Act 57 of 1966, section 8 of Act 85 of 1968, section 25 of Act 105 35 of 1969, section 8 of Act 103 of 1972, section 2 of Act 68 of 1973, section 9 of Act 71 of 1975. section 27 of Act 112 of 1977, section 28 of Act 93 of 1978, section 10 of Act 110 of 1979, section 19 ofAct 86 of 1982, section 6 ofAct 89 of 1984, section 11 of Act 101 of 1985, section 9 of Act 52 of 1986, section 23 of Act 84 of 1987, section 8 of .4ct 69 of 1988. section 13 of Act 68 of 1989, section 29 of Act 59 of 1990, section 13 of 40 Act 61 of 1992. section 7 of Act 98 of 1993. section 10 of Act 19 of 1994, section 53 of Act 45 of 1995. section 61 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 50 of Act 19 of 2001
130. ( 1 ) Section 75 of the Customs and Excise Act. 1963. is hereby amended- ( ( 1 ) b!, the substitution fnr paragraph ( h j of subsection ( 1 ) of the following
paragraph: 45 " ( h ) any imported goods describ'ed in Schedule No. 4 shall be admitted under
rebate of any customs duties or fuel levy applicable in respect of such goods at the time of entry for home consumption thereof. or if duly entered for export and exported in accordance with such entry. to the extent stated in, and subject to compliance with the provisions of. the 50 item of Schedule No. 4 in which such goods are specified;":
(17 ) by the substitution for paragraph (di of subsection ( 1 ) of the follon.ing paragraph: "(dl in respect of any excisable goods or fuel levy goods described in
Schedule No. 6. a rebate of the excise duty specified in Part 2 of Schedule 55 No. 1 or of the fuel levy specified in Part 5 of Schedule No. I in respect of such goods at the time of entry for home consumption thereof. uf duly entered for export and (exported in accordance with such entq. or a refund of the excise duty or fuel levy actually paid at the time of entry for
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home consumption shall be granted to the extent and in the circum- stances stated in the item of Schedule No. 6 in which such goods are specified, subject to compl.iance with the provisions of the said item and any refund under this paragraph may be paid to the person who paid the duty or any person indicated in the notes to the said Schedule No. 6:": 5
(c ) by the substitution for subparagraph (i) of paragraph iD) of subsection ( 1 C) of the following subparagraph:
"( i ) 'user' shall mean. according to the context and subject to any note in the said Schedule No. 5 or 6. the person registered for a diesel refund as contemplated in subsection (IA) [and as auser as provided in 1 0 subsection (4A I]:":
( d l by the substitution for paragraphs (a) and ( h ) of subsection (4A) of the
"(a) Any person who registers for a diesel refund as contemplated in subsection ( 1 ) shall [in addlition register as a user under the provisions I5 of this Act] %deemed to have registered in addition for the purposes of section 59A.
( b i ( i ) An); return for refund of such levies shall be in such form and shall declare such particulars and shall be for such quantities and for such periods [and shall be submitted within such period] as may be 20 determined by the Commil. .,sloner. "
years from the date of purchase of such fuel.":
following paragraphs:
( i i ) Any return for refund of such levies shall be submitted within two
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"ihj ci, An) person to whom a refund of levies has been granted in accordance with the provisions of this section and of item 540.02 of Schedule No. 5 or item 640.03 of Schedule No. 6 who falsely applied for such refund or who uses or disposes of such fuel contrary to such provisions. shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine 30 not exceeding R 100 000 or double the amount of any levies refunded. whichever is the greater. or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years. or to both such fine and imprisonment and the fuel in respect of which the offence has been committed shall be liable to forfeiture under this Act. 35
( i i ) For the purposes of p(3rapraph (i). where any person falsely applies for such refund without haviny purchased such fuel. any forfeiture amount shall be calculated o n the basis of the usual retail price thereof on the date the false application was submitted or on the date of assessment of such amount, whichever is the Freater."; 40
( f ) by the substitution for subsection (8 ) of the follom,ing subsection: "(8) To the exrent that any goods. classifiable under any tariff heading
or subheading or any tariff item or subitem of Schedule No. 1 that is expressly quoted in an); iten? of Schedule No. 3.4.5 or 6. are specified in any item of Schedule No. 3. 4. 5 or 6. such item shall be deemed to 45 include only such goods classifiable under such tariff heading or subheading or tariff item or subitem.";
( g i by the substitution for subparagraph (i) of paragraph I D ) of subsection (14) of the following paragraph:
"( i ) in respect of an). refund referred to in subsection (1A) within [a] the 50 period [determined by the Commissioner as] contemplated in s u b s z tion (4A)(b)(ii):":
(12) by the substitutionin subsection (18) for the words preceding paragraph (a ) and paragraphs (ai. ( b ) and (bA) of the following words and paragraphs:
"Subject to the provisions of the proviso to section 20(5) and items 55 412.07,412.08,412.09.531.00,532.00,608.01,608.02,608.03,608.04, 615.01. 615.02 and 615.03 of Schedules Nos. 4, 5 and 6 no rebate or refund of duty in respect of any loss or deficiency of any nature of any goods shall be allowed. but the Commissioner may allow a deduction from the dutiable quantity of the undermentioned goods of a quantity 60 [equal to] not exceeding Ithe percentage stated below in each case, namely-
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(a ) in the case of wine spirits (ethyl alcohol) manufactured in the Republic and entered for [storage] use and used in a customs and excise [storage] manufacturing warehouse, excluding spirits speci- fied in paragraph (bA), [1,5 per cent] in the manufacture of spirituous beverages, the actual manufacturing loss of [the] quantity so entered and used or 1,5 per cent thereof, whichever is the least;
(b) in the case of spirits (ethyl alcohol), other than wine spirits, manufactured in 1:he Republic [1,5 per cent, of the quantity SO manufactured] and entered for use and used in a customs and excise manufacturing warehouse in^ [making] the manufacture of spirituous beverages, the actual manufacturing loss of any quantity so entered and used or 1,5 per cent thereof, whichever is the least;
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(i) by the substitution for paragraphs (d), (dA), ( e ) and u) of subsection (18) of the following paragraphs:
“ (d) (i) in the case of imported crude petroleum naphtha for use in the 25 refining of petroleum products or imported petrol, 0,25 per eent of the quantity landed and ‘entered for storage in a customs and excise warehouse;
(ii) in the case of imported petroleum naphtha entered for use as fuel in the manufacture of ammonia, 0,25 per cent of the quantity landed and 30 entered for storage in a. customs and excise warehoyse;
landed and entered for storage in a customs and excise warehouse;
of any quantity entered for removal and removed from a customs and 35 excise manufacturing warehouse;
(ii) in the case of distillate fuel manufactured in the Republic, 0,15 per cent of any quantity entered for removal and removed from a customs and excise manufacturing warehouse.”.
(iii) in the case of imported distillate fuel, 0,15 per cent of the quantity
(e ) (i) in the case of petrol manufactured in the Republic, 0,25 per cent
(2) Subsection (l)(h) and (i) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President 40 by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 89 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 13 of Act 85 of 1968
131. The following section is hereby substituted for section 89 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964: 45
“(1) Whenever any proceedings are instituted to claim any ship, vehicle, container or other transport equipment, plant, material or goods (in this section, section 43 and section 90 referred to as ‘goods’), which have been seized under this Act, such claim must be instituted by the person from whom they were seized or the owner or the owner’s authorised agent (in this section referred to as ‘the litigant’). 50
(2) Any litigant must give notice to the Commissioner in writing before serving any process for instituting any proceedings as contemplated in section 96( l)(u)- (a) within 90 days after the date or seizure; or (b) in the case of an administrative appeal, where such appeal is unsuccessful,
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(4) Whenever goods are seized and in consequence of the seizure- (a ) delivery thereof under section 93 is refused or the terms of delivery thereunder
are not accepted; (b) no internal administrative appeal under section 95A is filed or is filed and is
not successful; 5 (c) no proceedings are inlstituted as contemplated in this section or have been
instituted and have been dismissed in a final judgment of the High Court or a judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal,
the goods concerned shall, subject to the provisions of section 90, be deemed to be condemned and forfeited. 10 (5 ) The provisions of section 96( l)(c) shall apply mutatis mutandis to any period contemplated in subsections (2) and (3)”.
Amendment of section 90 of Act 91 of 1964
132. Section 90 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for paragraph (b) of the following paragraph: 15
“(b) Where any seized goods are of a perishable or dangerous nature, the Commissioner may, whenever it is not reasonably possible to obtain storage or according to the circumstances not possible to obtain storage at a reasonable cost for the preservation or safe keeping of such goods, cause such goods before being condemned and forfeited as contemplated 20 in section 89(4) to be sold by any appropriate procedure or destroyed, whichever is, and at the time is, reasonably practicable in the circumstances.”; and
(b) by the insertion of the fiollowing paragraphs: “(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 89, the provisions of
section 43(5), (6), (7) and (8) shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of goods which are imported, exported, manufactured or used, or otherwise dealt with in contravention of this Act and any other law: Provided that such goods shall be deemed to be condemned and forfeited in accordance with the relevant provisions of section’43(5) or (6) and the provisions of section 89(4).
(d) Any person claiming the goods which were imported, exported or manufactured in contravention of any other law shall, for the purposes of sections 43, 89 and 96, join the authority administering such law in any proceedings.
( e ) The provisions of section 43(7) shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of goods which are condemned and forfeited as contemplated in section 89(4). (f) The provisions of section 89(4) shall not affect the operation of
section 93 in respect of the goods concerned which are condemned and forfeited as Contemplated in that section.”.
Amendment of section 91 of Act 91 of 1964
133. Section 91 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the deletion of subsection (2).
Insertion of section 93A in Act 91 of 1964
134. (1) The following section is hereby inserted in the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, after section 93:
“Commissioner may settle or waive claims
93A. (1) The Minister may by regulation prescribe the circumstances under which the Commissioner may, for purposes of the settlement of a dispute between the Commissioner and any person concerning any amount which may include duty, forfeiture, penalty, interest or charges payable under the provisions of this Act, waive any claim against such a person in whole or in part, where such a settlement would be to the best advantage of the state.
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(2) The Minister must so prescribe the requirements for the reporting by the Commissioner of any claim against such person which has been waived in whole or in part by the Commissioner, as contemplated in subsection - (l).”.
(2) The provisions contained in the ree:ulations prescribing the circumstances under 5 which the Commissioner may waive any claim for purposes of the settlement of any dispute and the reporting requirements, as contemplated in section 93A of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, must be incorporated into that Act within a period of 12 months from the date that the regulations come into operation.
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135. (1) The following section is hereby inserted in the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, after section 95:
“Internal Administrative Appeal
95A. (1) For the purposes of this section- ‘Commissioner’ includes, except with regard to the decision or determina- tion referred to in the wording preceding subsection (2)(a), any committee to which the Commissioner hlas delegated any power or assigned any duty as contemplated in subsection (1 1).
(2) Any person who may institute proceedings in respect of any decision or determination by the Cornmissioner, a Controller or an officer made under this Act may file a notice of internal administrative appeal to the Commissioner- (a) within 90 days from the date such person was notified of such decision
or determination; or (b) within 90 days after the date any such person became aware, or the
date such person might reasonably be expected to have become aware of such decision or determination; or
(c) where the Commissioner is on good cause shown satisfied that such person was prevented from filing an internal administrative appeal as required in subparagrapihs (a) and (b), within a further period of 90 days.
(3) Any such internal administrative appeal may be brought by the appellant or by a duly authorised representative.
(4) Such appeal shall be in writing and must set forth specifically- (a) the name and address of the person who brings the appeal; (b) if the appeal is brought by an authorised representative, the name and
address of such representative and proof of the authority to act on behalf of the appellant;
(c) full particulars of the de’cision or determination appealed against; (d) the nature of the appeal and the reasons therefor including where
appropriate- (i) arguments and submissions relating to relevant factual matters
supported by technical specifications, descriptive literature and statements or &davits by technical experts;
(ii) arguments and submissions relating to the applicable legal provisions and principles;
(iii) any other relevant matter which such appellant considers appropriate; and
(iv) such other requirements as the Commissioner may prescribe by rule.
( 5 ) An internal administrative appeal shall be considered by the Commissioner within 90 days after the date of the filing of the notice and he shall notify the appellant of tlhe final determination or decision in writing.
(6) (a) No internal administrative appeal shall be considered by the Commissioner later than 180 days after an appealable decision 01 determination, unless the period is on good cause shown extended by the Commissioner.
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(b) Where the Commis,sioner refuses to extend the said period it may be extended on application by the person concerned by the High Court.
(7) Whenever an internal administrative appeal has been considered by the Commissioner any plsriod within which any person may prosecute an appeal against or institute any judicial proceedings in connection with such decision or determination shall commence on the date on which the Commissioner in writing advises the appellant of the final determination or decision of such appeal.
(8) The Commissioner may in respect of each internal administrative appeal considered as provided for in t h s section and notwithstanding the provisions of section 4(3)- (a) maintain a public record of the proceedings containing at least-
(i) copies of all submissions and contentions by interested parties; (ii) statements of essential facts relating to the appeal; (iii) copies of correspondence relevant to the matter; (iv) a copy of the filnal decision or determination, as the case may be;
(b) advise all parties of the existence of the record and their right to inspect that record;
(c) place any new determination or amendment of a previous determina- tion or decision made consequent to such appeal on the SARS website as prescribed by rule.
(9) (a) Where the information submitted for purposes of an internal administrative appeal is on good cause shown claimed to be privileged or confidential and that the publication thereof would adversely affect a party's interests, a summary of that information may be supplied to the Commissioner for inchion in'the public record, which- ~~~ (i) contains sufficient detail to allow a reasonable understanding of the
(ii) does not breach the claimed privilege or confidentiality or adversely
(b) Whenever information is given orally the Commissioner may only include it in the public record if it is reduced to writing and if privileged 01 confidential conforms to the requirements of paragraph (a).
(IO) (a) The Commissioner may, whenever he considers an internal administrative appeal-.
matter; but
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(i) confirm; or (ii) amend such decision or determination or withdraw it and make a new
decision or determination as the case may be with effect from- (aa) the date of the first entry of goods in question; (bb) the date of the determination or decision appealed against; or (cc) the date of the amendment of such determination or decision.
(b) Whenever any amendment of a determination or a new determination is effective from a date resulting in the person to whom the determination was issued- (i) being entitled to a refund of duty, such refund shall be subject to the
provisions of section 76B; (ii) retrospectively incurring an increased liability for duty, such liability
shall, subject to the provisions of section 44(11)(c), be limited ta goods entered for home consumption during a period of two years immediately preceding the date of such amendment or new determi- nation.
(1 1) The Commissioner may make rules- (a) to delegate any of the powers that may be exercised or assign any of
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to any committee composed of officers or officers and other persons as may be determined in such rule;
(b) in respect of all matters which are required or permitted in terms of this section to be prescribed by rule;
(c) any other matter which the Commissioner may consider reasonably necessary and useful for the purposes of administering the provisions of this section;
(d) prescribing such forms as may be required to be completed for purposes of this section.
(12) The provisions of this section shall not be construed as preventing the Commissioner, any controller or any officer from appealing against or instituting any judicial proceedings in connection with any decision or determination comtemplated in subsection (1 l)(a).”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 96 of Act 91 of 1964
136. The following section is hereby substituted for section 96 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964:
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(b) Subject to the provisions of section 89, the period of extinctive prescription in respect of legal proceedings against the State, the Minister, the Commissioner or an officer on a cause of action arising out of the provisions of th i s Act shall be one year and shall, subject to the provisions 30 of section 95A(7), begin to run on the date when the right of action first arose.
(c)(i) The State, the Minister, the Commissioner or an officer may on good cause shown reduce the period specified in paragraph (a) or extend the period specified in paragraph (b) by agreement with the litigant. 35
(ii) If the State, the Minister, the Commissioner or an officer refuses to reduce or to extend any period as contemplated in subparagraph (i), a High Court having jurisdiction may, upon application of the litigant, reduce or extend any such period where the interest of justice so requires.
any law providing for the recovery from an organ of state of a debt described in such law.”.
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Amendment of section 97 of Act 91 of 1964
137. (1) The Customs and Excise Act, 1464, is hereby amended by the substitution for section 97 of the following section: 45
“Master, container operator or pilot may appoint agent
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required by or under any provision of this Act, appoint an agent registered under the provisions of this Act to perform any such act;
(b) where any means of carriage is not owned or chartered by, or the container operator is not, a legal person registered in the Republic in accordance with the laws of the Republic and which has its place of 5 effective management in the Republic or by a natural person who is ordinarily resident in the Republic, such master, pilot or other carrier or container operator shall appoint an agent as contemplated in paragraph (a).
(2)(a) Any such agent shall be a legal person registered in the Republic 10 in accordance with the laws: of the Republic and which has its place of effective management in the Republic or a natural person ordinarily resident in the Republic.
(b) Any act performed by such agent on behalf of such master, pilot or other carrier or container operator shall in all respects for the purposes of 15 this Act be deemed to be the act of such master, pilot or other carrier or container operator.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 99 of Act 91 of 1964, as amended by section 15 of Act 95 of 20 1965, section 17 of Act 85 of 1968, section 7 of Act 98 of 1970, section 34 of Act 112 of 1977, section 12 of Act 110 of 1979, section 24 of Act 86 of 1982, section 62 of Act 45 of 1995, section 71 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 68 of Act 53 of 1999
138. Section 99 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the f llowing subsection: 25
“(1) An agent appointed by any master, container operator or pilot or other carrier, and any person who represents himself or herself to any officer as the agent of any master, container operator or pilot or other carrier, and is accepted as such by that officer, shall be liable for the fulfilment, in respect of the matter in question, of all obligations, including the payment of duty and charges, imposed on such 30 master, container operator or pilot or other carrier by this Act and to any penalties or amounts demanded under section 88(2)(a) which may be incurred in respect of that matter.”.
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139. Section 109 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the substitution for the words preceding paragraph (a) in subsection (1) of the following words:
“If it is necessary to give effect to any law for the safeguarding of public health or for the safety of the public or the State, the Commissioner may in concurrence with 40 the authority administering such law ;st any time, and at the expense and risk of the importer, exporter, owner, master or pilot concerned, according as the Commis- sioner may determine-”.
Amendment of section 114 of Act 91 of 1964, as substituted by section 33 of Act 105 of 1969, section 12 of Act 71 of 1975, as inserted by section 36 of Act 112 of 1977, as 45 substituted by section 13 of Act 101 of 1985, section 32 of Act 84 of 1987, section 37 of Act 59 of 1990, section 34 of Act 34 of 1997 and section 71 of Act 53 of 1999
140. Section 114 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, is hereby amended by the
“(aC) Any dutiable goods of whatever nature, which are stored in any customs and excise warehouse licensed for any purpose under this Act shall be subject to a lien, as if the goods are detained in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2), as security for the duty on such goods from the time of receipt of such goods in such warehouse until such goods have been duly entered for any purpose under this Act
addition to subsection (1) after paragraph (bB) of the following paragraph:
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and any liability for duty of the licensee of such warehouse in respect of such goods 1 has ceased in terms of this Act.”.
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 5 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 77 of Act 30 of 1998, section 74 of Act 53 of 1999, section 40 of Act 5 of 2001 and section 54 of Act 19 of 2001
141. Section 1 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended-
of “authorized revenue officer” of the following paragraphs: “authorised [revenue] officer” means- (a) the Commissioner, @ any [receiver of revenue] officer or class of
officers designated by the Commissioner [and any magistrate in an area in which there is not an office of a receiver of revenue]; 15
(b) any officer in the public service authorised by the Minister by notice in the Gazette to act as an authorised [revenue] branch officer for the purposes of this Act, either in respect of all instruments generally or in respect of such classes of instruments as may be specified in the notice;”; and 20
(b) by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “public officer” of the following definition: “ ‘public officer’ means a person in the employ of the Government or a
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provincial administration and includes an authorised [revenue] branch officer:”. 25
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142. Section 9 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection:
“(3) Whenever an authorised [revenue] branch officer deems it necessary, he 30 may require evidence on oath or other satisfactory proof to be furnished to him of the date of ailixing of any adhesive revenue stamp to any instrument or of the date of execution of any instrument or, if any instrument was executed outside the Republic, of the date when it was first received in the Republic.”.
Amendment of section 24 of Act 77 of 1!168, as amended by section 21 of Act 103 of 35 1969, section 1 of Act 88 of 1974, section 4 of Act 70 of 1975, section 12 of Act 114 of 1977, section 6 of Act 92 of 1983, section 26 of Act 87 of 1988, section 9 of Act 69 of 1989, section 82 of Act 89 of 1991, section 14 of Act 97 of 1993 and section 14 of Act 37 of 1996
143. Section 24 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended- 40 (a) by the substitution for the wo:rds preceding subparagraphs (i) and (ii) in
paragraph (a) of subsection (4) for the following words: “ (a) deliver to [a receiver of revenue] the Commissioner a statement in such
form as the Commissioner may prescribe, reflecting dutiable premiums for the said period of three m nths, being-”; 45
(b) by the substitution of paragraph (b ) of subsection (4) for the following subparagraph: “(b) pay to [such receiver of revenue] the Commissioner an amount of duty
calculated at the rate preslxibed in Item 18(6) of Schedule 1 on the amount of such dutiable premiums.”; and 50
(c) by the substitution of paragraphs (a) and (c) of subsection (11) for the following paragraphs: “(a) The total amount of duty chargeable in respect of policies of such class
issued by the insurer during any payment period referred to in paragraph (b), as calculated by means of the computer, shall be determined and paid 55 to [a receiver of revenue] &e Commissioner within 21 days after the end of such payment period or within such further period as the Commis-
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sioner, having regard to the special circumstances of the case, may approve;
(c) when payment of duty is made under this subsection the insurer shall at the same time furnish the [receiver of revenue] Commissioner with a statement in such form as the Commissioner may prescribe and an 5 auditor’s certificate testifying to the accuracy of the statement.”.
Amendment of section 31 of Act 77 of :l968, as substituted by section 18 of Act 46 of 1996 and amended by section 81 of Act 30 of 1998
144. Section 31 of the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “authorisation letter” of the following definition: 10
“ ‘authorisation letter’ means a written authorisation granted by the Commissioner, orby any [chief director or chief revenue inspector under the control, direction or supervision of the Commissioner] person designated by the Commissioner for this purpose or occupying a post designated by the Commissioner for this purpose, to an officer to inspect, audit, examine or obtain, as contemplated in section 31B, 15 any information, documents or things;”.
Insertion of section 32B in Act 77 of 1968
145. (1) The following section is hereby inserted in the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, after section 32A:
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32B. (1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner in terms of this Act may object and appeal against that decision to the tax board or the tax court, as the case may be, established in terms of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), in the manner and under the terms and within the period prescribed by that Act and the rules promulgated thereunder.
(2) The provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1962, relating to objections and appeals, as provided for in Part I11 of Chapter 111 and the rules promulgated thereunder, shal.1 mutatis mutandis apply in respect of any decision issued in terms of this Act.
( 3 ) Any decision of the Commissioner, contemplated in subsection (1) shall be deemed to be an assessment for purposes of the application of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1962, as contemplated in sub- section (2).”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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146. (1) Item 6 of Schedule 1 to the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended by the substitution in paragraph (c) for the words following subparagraph (ii) of the following words:
“into which the depositor may deposit money and from which the institution or the Postbank where the account is held, may make a payment to any other person or 45 electronically transfer an amount to any other account of such depositor held at any other institution contemplated in subparagraph (i) or to the account of any other person.”.
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 27 July 2001.
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Amendment of item 15 of Act 77 of 1968, as substituted by section 13 of Act 89 of 1972 and amended by section 16 of Act 66 van 1973, section 21 of Act 88 of 1974, section 3 of Act 104 of 1976, section 20 of Act 114 of 1977, section 8 of Act 95 of 1978, section 8 ofAct 102 of 1979, section 21 of Act 106 of 1980, section 9 ofAct 99 of 1981, section 7 of Act 87 of 1982, section 14 of Act 92 of 1983, section 11 of Act 118 of 1984, section 11 of Act 81 of 1985, section 5 of Act 71 of 1986, section 13 of Act 108 of 1986, section 11 of Act 86 of 1987, section 33 of Act 87 of 1988, section 14 of Act 69 of 1989, section 9 of Act 136 of 1991, section 8 of Act 136 of 1992, section 17 of Act 97 of 1993, section 17 ofAct 140 of 1993, section 8 of Act 20 of 1994, section 86 of Act 30 of 1998, section 79 of Act 53 of 1999, section 72 of Act 30 of 2000, section 63 of Act 59 of 2000 and section 42 of Act 5 of 2001
147. Item 15 of Schedule 1 to the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, is hereby amended- (a) by the addition to Exemptions from the duty underparagraph (1) or (2) of the
following paragraph: “ (g) The original issue of any share by a company to any other company in
terms of an intra-group transaction contemplated in section 44 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), where the public officer of that company has made a sworn atlidavit or solemn declaration that such intra-group transaction complies with the provisions contained in section 44 of that Act;”;
(b) by the addition to the Exemptions from the duty under paragraph (3) of the following paragraph:
“(x) Any registration of transfer of any marketable security acquired by a company in terms of a company formation transaction contemplated in section 42 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), a share-for-share transaction contemplated in section 43 of that Act, an intra-group transfer contemplated in section 44 of that Act, in pursuance of a distribution in specie in the course of an unbundling transaction contemplated in section 45 of that Act, or in terms of a liquidation distribution contemplated in section 46 of that Act, where the public officer of that company has made a sworn affidavit or solemn declaration that such company formation transaction, share-for-share transaction, intra-group transfer, unbundling transaction or liquidation distri- bution complies with the provisions contained in section 42,43,44,45 or 46, as the case may be, of that Act.’”.
Amendment of section 1 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 21 of Act 136 of 1991, paragraph 1 of Government Notice 2695 of 8 November 1991, section 12 of Act 136 of 1992, section 22 of Act 97 of 1993, section 9 of Act 20 of 1994, section 18
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148. (1) Section 1 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 199 1 is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the definition of “commercial accommodation” of the
following definition: “ ‘commercial accommodation’ means- (a) [accommodation] lodging or board and lodging, [including] together 45
with domestic goods and services, in any house, flat, apartment, room, hotel, motel, inn, guesthouse, boarding house, residential establishment, holiday accommodation unit, chalet, tent, caravan, camping site, houseboat, or similar establishment, which is regularly or systematically [let] supplied and where the total annual receipts from the [letting] 50 supply thereof exceeds R48 000 per annum or is reasonably expected to exceed R48 000 per annum put excluding a dwelling supplied in terms of an agreement for the letting and hiring thereof;
(b) [accommodation] lodging o in a home for the aged, children, physically or mentally handicapped rsons; and 55
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(b) by the insertion of the following definition after the definition of “Customs and Excise Act”: “ ‘customs secured area’ has the meaning assigned thereto in the regulations made by the Minister of Trade and Industry under section lO(1) of the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993 (Act No. 187 of 1993);”; 5
(c) by the substitution for the definition of “domestic goods and services” of the following definition: “ ‘domestic goods and services’ means [the provision to a natural person of the right to occupy for residential purposes the whole or part of the accommodation] goods and services provided in any enterprise supplying 10 commercial accommodation, including [where it is provided as part of the right of occupation, the provision ofl- (a) cleaning and maintenance; (b) electricity, gas, air conditioning or heating; (c) a telephone, television set, radio or other similar article; 15 (d) furniture and other fittings; or ( e ) meals;”;
(d) by the substitution for the definition of “dwelling” of the following definition: “ ‘dwelling’ means, except where it is used in the supply of commercial accommodation, any building, premises, structure, or any other place, or any 20 part thereof, used predominantly as a place of residence or abode of any natural person or which is intended for use predominantly as a place of residence or abode of any natural person, [together with any appurtenances] including fixtures and fittings belonging thereto and enjoyed therewith [but does not include the supply of domestic goods and services in an 25 enterprise supplying commercial accommodation];”;
( e ) by the insertion of the followin,g definition after the definition of “Income Tax: “ ‘Industrial Development Zone’ has the meaning assigned thereto in the regulations made by the Minister of Trade and Industry under section 10( 1) of 30 the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993 (Act No. 187 of 1993);”;
(f) by the substitution for the definj.tion of “public authority” of the following definition: “ ‘public authority’ means any department or division of the public service (including a provincial administration, the South African National Defence Force, the South African Police: Service and [the South African Prisons Services] Correctional Services);”;
(g) by the substitution for the definition of “transfer payment” of the following definition: t “ ‘transfer payment’ means a transfer payment as contemplated in [para- graph 1.2.9.3 of the Manual on Financial P anning and Budgeting System of the State] regulation 8.4 of the Treasury Regulations published in [terms of section 39 of the Exchequer Act, 1975 (Act No. 66 of 19751 terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999);”; and
(h) by the substitution for the definition of “welfare organisation” of the following definition: “ ‘welfare organisation’ means any association not for gain which is registered under the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997) and is exempt from income tax in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act, if it carries on or intends to carry on any welfare activity determined by the Minister for purposes of this Act to be of a philanthropic or benevolent nature, having regard to the needs, interests and well-being of the general public, relating to those activities that fall1 under the headings- (a) welfare and humanitarian; (b) health care; (c) land and housing; (d) education and development; or (e) conservation, environment and animal welfare.”.
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(2)(a) Subsection (l)(a), (c) and (d) shall come into operation on 7 November 2001. (b ) Subsection (l)(b) and (e) shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the
President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 2 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 22 of Act 136 of 1991, section 13 of Act 136 of 1992, section 10 of Act 20 of 1994, section 19 of Act 37 5 of 1996, section 24 of Act 27 of 1997, section 87 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 82 of Act 53 of 1999
149. Section 2 of the Value-Added ‘Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (iii) of subsection (2) of the following paragraph:
“(iii) ‘debt security’ means- (aa) [any] % interest in or right to be paid money; 2 (bb) an obligation or liability to pay money that is, or is to be, owing by any person, but does not include a cheque;”
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150. Section 6 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the proviso to subsection (1) of the following proviso:
“Provided that- - (i) the Auditor-General in the performance of his duties in terms of section 20
3 of the Auditor-General Act, 1995 (Act 12 of 1995), shall have access to all records and ocuments in the possession or custody of the Commissioner for the mmoses of this Act: and A I
- (ii) the Commissioner shall disclose informationn respect of any class of persons to the Director-General of the National Treasury, to the extent 25 necessary for the purposes of tax policy design or revenue estimation.”;
“(2A) The Commissioner may apply ex parte to a jud,ge in chambers for an order allowing him or her to disclose to the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, contemplated in section 6(1) of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995), or the National Director of Public Prosecutions, contemplated in section 5(2)(a) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 32 of 1998), such information, which may reveal evidence- (a) that an offence, other than an offence in terms of this Act or any other Act
administered by the Commissioner or any other offence in respect of which the Commissioner is a complainant, has been or may be committed, or where such information may be relevant to the investiga- tion or prosecution of such[ an offence, and such offence is a serious offence in respect of which acourt may impose a sentence of 40 imprisonment exceeding five years; or
(b) by the insertion after subsection (2) of the following subsections:
(b) of an imminent and serious public safety or environmental risk, and where the public interest in the disclosure of the information outweighs any potential harm to the taxpayer concerned should such information be disclosed: Provided that- (i) any information, document or thing obtained in terms of section
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or document, or obtained from a taxpayer in terms of section 57A or 57B,
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which is disclosed in terms of this subsection, shall not, unless a competent court otherwise directs, be admissible in any criminal proceedings against such t,axpayer, to the extent that such information, document or thing constitutes an admission by such taxpayer of the commission of an offence contemplated in paragraph (a).
(2B) For the purposes of subsection (2A), the Commissioner may delegate the powers vested in him or her by that subsection, to any other officer.
(2C) The National Police Commissioner or the National Director of Public Prosecutions or any person acting under the direction and control of such National Police Commissioner or National Director of Public Prosecutions, shall not disclose any information supplied under subsection (2A) to any other person or permit any other person to have access thereto, except in the exercise of his or her powers or the carrying out of his of her duties for purposes of any investigation of, or prosecution for, an offence contemplated in subsection (2A).
(2D) The Director-General or any person acting under the direction and control of such Director-General, as contemplated in subsection (2)(e), shall not disclose any information supplied under to subsection (2)(e) to any other person or permit any other person to have access thereto.”;
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to any other person (not being an officer performing his &r duties under the control, direction or supervision of the Commissioner or the [Postmaster- General] Managing Director of the South African Post Office Limited) the contents or tenor of any instruction or communication given or made by the 25 Commissioner or the [Postmaster-General] Managing Director of the South African Post Office Limited or any such officer in the performance of his
investigation of the affairs of any person or class of persons or the fact that such instruction or communication has been given or made, or any 30 information concerning the tax matters of a person or class of persons: Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed- (a) as preventing any person or [his] ? representative of such person who is
or may be affected by any such examination, investigation or furnishing of information from publishing or making known information concern- 35 ing [his] that person’s own tax matters; or
(b) subject to the provisions of subsections (1) and (4), as in any way limiting the duties or powers of the Commissioner or the [Postmaster- General] Managing Director of the South African Post Office Limited or any such officer; or 40
(c) as preventing any person from publishing or making known anything which has been published or made known by that person or [his] a representative of that persor! as contemplated in paragraph (a) or by the Commissioner or the [Postmaster-General] Managing Director of the South African Post Office Limited or any such officer in the exercise of 45 [his] the officer’s duties or powers.”; and
- her or their duties in terms of this Act for or concerning the examination or
(d) by the insertion after subsection 113) of the following subsection: “(3A) The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of any
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(c) by the addition to subsection (1) of the following paragraph: “(m) a registered vendor supplies goods in terms of a sale or instalment credit
agreement to a registered vendor in the customs secured area of an Industrial Development Zone and consigns or delivers the goods to that vendor in that area;”.
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proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 12 of the Act 89 of 1991 as amended by section 28 of Act 136 of 1992, section 18 of Act 136 of 1992, section 28 of Act 97 of 1993, section 14 of Act 20 of 1994, section 22 of Act 37 of 1996, section 29 of Act 27 of 1997 and section 69 10 of Act 19 of 2001
154. (1) Section 12 of the. Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a ) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of the following paragraph:
“ (c) the supply of [any accommodation in] a dwelling under an agreement for the letting and hiring [of the accommodation] thereof;”; 15
(b) by the substitution for paragraph (h) of the following paragraph: “(h)(i) the supply of educational services-
(aa) provided by the State or a school registered under the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No 84 of 1996), or a further education and training institution established by the State or 20 such institution registered under the Further Education and Training Act, 1998 (Act No. 98 of 1998);
(bb) by an institution that provides higher education on a full time, part-time or distance basis and which is established or deemed to be established as a public higher education institution under 25 the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), or is declared as a public higher education institution under that Act, or is registered or conditionally registered as a private higher education institution under that Act; or
“(cc) by an institution in the Republic which is exempt from 30 income tax in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act and which has been formed for the- (A) promotion of adult basic education and training includ-
ing literacy and numeracy education, registered under the Adult Basic Education and Training Act, 2000 (Act 35 No 52 of 2000), vocational training or technical educa- tion;
(B) promotion of the education and training of religious or social workers;
(C) training or education of persons with a permanent 40 physical or mental impairment;
(D) training of unemployed persons with the purpose of enabling them to obtain employment; or
(E) provision of bridging courses to enable indigent persons to enter a higher education institution as envisaged in 45 subparagraph (bb); or
(ii) the supply by a school, university, technikon or college solely or mainly for the benefit of its learners or students of goods or services (including domestic goods and services) necessary for and subordinate and incidental to the supply of services referred to in subparagraph (i) of this 50 paragraph, if such goods or services are supplied for a consideration in the form of school fees, tuition fees or board and lodging:
Provided that vocational or technical training provided by an employer to his employees and employees of an employer who is a connected person in relation to that employer does not constitute the supply of an educational 55 service for the purposes of this paragraph;”; and
“(i) the service of caring for children by a crechC or an after-school care (e) by the addition of the following paragraph:
centre.”.
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(2)(a) Subsection (l)(a) shall come into operation on 7 November 2001. (6) Subsection (l)(bJ and (c) shall come into operation on 1 March 2002.
Amendment of section 13 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 29 of Act 136 of 1991, section 19 of Act 136 of 1992, section 15 of Act 20 of 1994, section 30 of Act 27 of 1997, section 86 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 70 of Act 19 of 2001
155. Section 13 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection:
“(3) The importation of the goods set forth in Schedule 1 to this Act [shall be] is exempt from the tax imposed in terms of section 7(l)(b) [Provided that the exemption in respect of the importation of goods contemplated in paragraphs 1.11 and 1.15 of Schedule 1 shall apply only to the extent of the value of the goods sent from the Republic on the day they left the Republic]. ”;
(b) by the substitution for subsection (4) in its entirety of the following
“(4) Where tax is payable in respect of the importation of goods into the Republic but is not paid when the goods are imported, the importer must within 7 days of the importation of the goods- (a ) furnish the Cornmissioner with a declaration in the form the
Commissioner may prescribe containing the information that may be required ; and
(b) calculate the tax payable on the relevant value at the rate of tax in force on the date of importation of the goods and pay such tax to the Commissioner.”; and
(c) by the substitution for paragraph (a)(ii) of subsection (5) of the following
“(ii) [the postal company] Managing Director of the South African
subsection:
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Post Office Limit@ on behalf of the Commissioner,”.
Amendment of section 16 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 21 of Act 136 of 1992, section 30 of Act 97 of 1993, section 16 of Act No. 20 of 1994, section 23 of Act No. 37 of 1996, section 32 of Act 27 of 1997, section 91 of Act 30 of 1998, section 87 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 71 of Act 19 of 2001
156. Section 16 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of the following
“(a) a tax invoice or debit note or credit note in relation to that supply has been provided in accordance with section 20 or 21 and is held by the vendor making that deduction at the time that any return in respect of that supply is furnished: Provided that where the consideration for the supply exceeds R1 000, such invoice or debit or credit note must be in the legal or trading name of the vendor;”;
(b) by the insertion of the expression “(b)” immediately after the expression “section .54(3)” in paragraph (d) and the addition of the word “or” at the end of the paragraph; and
paragraph:
(c) the addition to subsection ( 2 ) of the following paragraph: “(e) a tax invoice or debit or credit note has been provided as
contemplated in section 54(2), and a statement as contemplated in section 54(3)(a) is held by the vendor at the time a return in respect of the supply to the vendor is furnished: Provided that where the consideration for the supply exceeds R1 000, such invoice or debit or credit note must be in the legal or trading name of the agent:”; and
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of an industry for the development of small-scale farmers approved by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs to compensate that supplier for an amount refundable in the production of such goods;”.
Amendment of section 20 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 25 of Act 136 of 1992, section 33 of Act 97 of 1993, section 35 of Act 27 of 1997, section 94 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 91 of Act 53 of 1999.
157. Section 20 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 is hereby amended- (a) by the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsection:
“(1A) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) a vendor must, whether requested to do so or not, issue a tax invoice as contemplated in subsection (4) or (3, where the consideration for a supply exceeds
(b) by the substitution in subsection (4) for the words preceding paragraph (a) of RI 000;”;
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this section, a tax invoice (full tax invoice) shall be in the currency of the Republic and shall contain the following particulars:”;
(c) by the substitution for paragraph (e) of subsection (4) of the following
“(e)[a] full and proper description of the goods or services supplied;”; (d) by the substitution in subsection (5) for the words preceding paragraph (a) of
the following words: “Notwithstanding anything in subsection (4), where the consideration in money for a supply does not exceed [R500] R1 000, a tax invoice (abridged 25 tax invoice) shall be in the currency of the Republic and shall contain the particulars specified in that subsection or the following particulars:”; and
( e ) by the substitution for the amount “R20” in subsection (6) of the amount “R50”.
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158. Section 28 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the addition
“(iii) a vendor registered with the Commissioner to submit returns and payments electronically, must furriish the return within the period 35 ending on the last business day of the month during which that twenty-fifth day falls.”.
of the following paragraph to the proviso to subsection (1):
Amendment of section 32 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 38 of Act 27 of 1997, section 97 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 95 of Act 53 of 1999.
159. Section 32 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a ) by the insertion after subsection (2) of the following subsection:
“(2A) The period prescribed in the rules issued in terms of section 107A of the Income Tax Act within which objections must be made may be extended by the Commissioner where the Commissioner is satisfied that reasonable grounds exist for the delay in lodging the Objection.”;
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subsections: @) by the substitution for subsections (3), (4) and (5) of the following
“(3) A decision by the Commissioner in the exercise of his or her discretion under subsection (2A) is subiect to objection and appeal.
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send the taxpayer notice of such alteration or disallowance, and record any alteration or disallowance made in the assessment.
( 5 ) Where no objection is lodged against any decision or assessment by the Commissioner as contemplated in subsection (l) , or where any objection has been disallowed or withdrawn or any decision has been 5 altered or any assessment has been altered [or reduced], as the case may be, such decision or altered decision or such assessment or altered [or reduced] assessment, as the case may be, is [subject to the right of appeal hereinafter provided] final and conclusive.”.
Amendment of section 33 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 35 of Act 136 of 10 1991.
160. Section 33 of the Value-Added ‘Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a ) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
(b) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: I 5 “Appeal to[special] court”;
“(I) Subject to the provisions of section 33A, an appeal against any decision or assessment of the Commissioner, as notified in terms of section 32(4), shall lie to the [special] &court [for hearing income tax appeals] constituted under the provisions of section 83 of the Income Tax Act within the period prescribed and the rules issued in terms of 20 section 107A of the Income Tax Act for the area in which the appellant resides or carries on business or, if the appellant and the Commissioner agree for any other area.”;
I C ) bv the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsections:
may be extended by the Commissioner where the- Commissioner is satisfied that reasonable grounds exist for the delay in noting the appeal: Provided that any decision by the Commissioner in the exercise of his or her discretion under this is subject to objection and appeal.
(1B) A notice of appeal is of no. force or effect whatsoever which is not delivered at the Commissioner’s office or posted in sufficient time to reach the Commissioner within the period prescribed for noting appeal or
“(1A) The period section 107A of the
within such extended period as contemplated in subsection (lA).”; I &I
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“(3) At the hearing by the tax court of any appeal to that court, the tax court may inquire into and consider the matter before it and may confirm, cancel or vary any decision of the Commissioner under appeal or make any other decision which the Commissioner was empowered to make at 40 the time the Commissioner made the decision under appeal or, in the case of any assessment order that assessment to be altered or confirm the assessment or, if it thinks fit, refer such matter back to the Commissioner for further investigation and reconsideration in the light of principles laid down by the court.”; and 45
v) by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsection: “(4) The provisions of sections 83(8), [(9), (lo),] ( l l ) , (12), (14),
[(15), (16),] (17), (18), [and] (19), [and] 84, [and] 85 and 107A of the Income Tax Act and any regulations under that Act relating to any appeal to the [special] tax court shall mutatis mutandis apply with reference to 50 any appeal underthis section which is or is to be heard by that court.”.
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Amendment of section 33A of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 36 of Act 136 of 1991 and section 96 of Act 53 of 1999
161. Section 33A of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution for the proviso to subsection (1) of the following proviso:
“Provided that where the Commissioner at any time prior to the hearing of 5 such appeal, or the [Chairman] Chairperson of the Board at any time prior to or during the hearing of such appeal, is of the opinion that on the ground of the disputes or legal principles arising or that may arise out of such appeal, such appeal should rather be heard by the [special] %court referred to in section 33, such appeal [shall] must be set down for hearing de novo before the 10 [special] taxcourt.”.
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162. Section 34 of the Value-Added ‘Tax Act, 1991 is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
(b) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: “Appeals against decisions f [special] tax court”; and 15
“(1) The appellant in proceedings before the [special] court referred to in section 33 or the Commissioner may in the manner provided in section 86A of the Income Tax Act appeal against any decision of that court.”. 20
Amendment of section 35 of Act 89 of 1991
163. Section 35 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
“Members of [special] tax court not disqualified from adjudicating”; and 25
(b) by the substitution for section 35 of the following section: “35. A member of a [special] court referred to in section 33 [shall]
will not solely on account of any liability imposed upon him under this Act be [deemed to be] regarded as interested in any matter upon which e may be called upon to adjudicatethereunder.”. 30
Amendment of section 36 of Act 89 of 1991 as amended by section 2 of Act 61 of 1993, section 18 of Act 140 of 1993, section 22 of Act 20 of 1994, section 33 of Act 37 of 1996 and section 39 of Act 27 of 1997
164. Section 36 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection: 35
“(1) The obligation to pay and the right to receive and recover any tax, additional tax, penalty or interest chargeable under this Act shall not, unless the Commissioner so directs, be suspended by any appeal or pending the decision of a court of law, but if any assessment is altered on appeal or in conformity with any such decision or a decision by the Commissioner to concede the appeal to the 40 [special] tax board or the [special] La court or such court of law, a due adjustment [shall] must be made, amounts paid in excess being refunded with interest at the prescribed rate (but subject to the provisions of sections 45(1) and 45A)) and calculated from the date proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioner to be the date on which such excess was received and amounts short-paid being recoverable 45 with penalty and interest calculated as provided in section 39( I).”.
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Amendment of section 38 of Act 89 of 1991
165. Section 38 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the
“(1) Subject to the provisions of‘ section 7(3)[(c) and] (4 and section 13(5) and (6), the tax payable under this Act [shall] muSt be paid in full within the time 5 allowed by section 13(4) or section 14 or section 28 or section 29, whichever is applicable.”.
substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:
Amendment of section 39 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 37 of Act 136 of 1991, section 30 of Act 136 of 1992, section 3 of Act 61 of 1993, section 23 of Act 20 of 1994, section 40 of Act 27 of 1997 10
166. Section 39 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the deletion of subsection (5) .
Amendment of section 41 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 32 of Act 136 of 1992, section 36 of Act 97 of 1993, section 41 of Act 27 of 1997 and section 98 of Act 30 of 1998 15
167. Section 41 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution in paragraph (4 for the words preceding subparagraph (aa) of the following words:
“and in conseauence thereof an amount of tax which should have been Daid to the Commissionkr [the Commissioner for Customs and Excise] ‘or the 20 [Postmaster-General] Managing Director of the South African Post Office Limited in terms of this Act has not been paid, that amount shall not be recoverable by the Commissioner after the expiration of a period of five years reckoned from the date on which that amount became payable in terms of this Act, if it is shown-?’. 25
Amendment of section 44 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 37 of Act 97 of 1993, section 27 of Act 37 of 1996, section 42 of Act 27 of 1997 section 100 of Act 30 of 1998 and section 98 of Act 53 of 1999
168. Section 44(3) of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 is hereby amended- (a) by the addition of the word “or” at the end of paragraph (c); and 30 (b) the addition of the following paragraph:
“(d) the vendor has furnished the Commissioner in writing with particulars of the enterurise’s banking account or account with a similar institution to enable thk Commission& to transfer a refund or other amount due to the vendor to such account: Provided that should the vendor request that a refund or other amount be transferred to a bank account or an account with a similar institution other than that of the vendor, the vendor must notify the Commissioner in writing and must indemnify the Commis- sioner against any loss by the vendor or the State as a result of such instruction.”.
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169. Section 45 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- 45 (a) by the substitution for the words preceding proviso (i) of subsection (1) of the
“(1) Where the Commissioner does not within the period of 21 business days after the date on which the vendor’s return in respect of a tax period is received by [a Receiver of Revenue] an office of the South 50 African Revenue Service [who is under the control, direction or
following words:
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supervision of the Commissioner] refund any amount refundable in terms of section 44(1), interest shall be paid on such amount at the prescribed rate (but subject to the provisions of section 45A) and calculated for the period commencing at the end of the first-mentioned period to the date of payment of the amount so refundable: Provided 5 that-”; and
(b) by the substitution for paragraph (iA) of subsection (1) of the following
“(iA) where the vendor is in default in respect of any of his obligations under this Act or any other Act administered by the Commissioner, to 10 furnish a return [for any tax period] as required by [this] __ such Act, the said period of 21 business days shall be reckoned from the date on which any such outstanding return or returns furnished by the vendor as required by [this] sucll Act are received by [such a Receiver of Revenue] an office of the South African Revenue Service;”. 15
paragraph:
Amendment of section 47 of Act 89 of 1991
170. Section 47 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the addition
“Provided that a person so declared an agent who, is unable to comply with a requirement of the notice of appointment as agent, must advise the Commissioner 20 in writing of the reasons for not complying with that notice within the period specified in the notice.”.
of the following proviso:
Amendment of section 52 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 39 of Act 136 of 1991 and section 45 of Act 27 of 1997,.
171. Section 52 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended- 25 (a) by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:
“(1) Any pool managed by any [board or] body for the sale of agricultural, pastoral or other farming products, being a pool contem- plated in section 17 of the: Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996) may on written application by such [board or] 30 body, for the purposes of this Act be deemed to be an enterprise or part of an enterprise carried on by that [board or] body separately from the members of such [board or] body: Provided that such [board or] body may- - (i) elect in writing that the pool be treated as a separate enterprise for 35
the purposes of this Act and may apply for such pool to be registered separately in terms of section 50; and
makes an election in writing, be treated for the purposes of this Act as a principal and not as an agent of its members.”; and 40
- (ii) notwithstanding the provisions of section 54(1) and (2), if it
(b) by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection: “(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 54, any rental pool
scheme operated and managed by any person for the benefit of some or all of- @ the owners of time-sharing interests in a property time-sharing 45
scheme as defined in section 1 of the Property Timesharing Control Act, 1983 (Act 75 of 1983);
fb) the owners of sectional title interests in a sectional title scheme as defined in section 1 of the Sectional Title Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986); or 50
(c) the shareholders in a Shareblock Company as defined in section 1 of the Shareblocks Control Act, 1980 (Act No 59 of 1980),
[shall be deemed] is regarded for the purposes of this Act [to be] as a separate enterprise carried on by such person separately from the owners and shall be registered separately under section 50: Provided that- 55
the owners or shareholders must elect in writing that the rental pool be treated separately; and
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- (ii) such a rental pool scheme [shall] 5, notwithstanding the provisions of section 54(1) and (2), [be] treated for the purposes of this Act as a principal and not as an agent of the owners 01 shareholders.”.
Amendment of section 57 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 24 of Act 46 of 5 1996 and section 47 of Act 27 of 1997.
172. Section 57 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “authorisation letter” of the following definition:
“ ‘authorisation letter’ means a written authorisation granted by the Commis- 10 sioner, or any [chief director, receiver of revenue or chief revenue inspector] General Manager, South African Revenue Service under the control, direction or supervision of the Commissioner, to an officer to inspect, audit, examine or obtain, as contemplated in section 57B, any information, documents or things;”. 15
Amendment of Section 58 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 41 of Act 136 of 1991, section 39 of Act 97 of 1993, section 25 of Act 46 of 1996, section 102 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 72 of Act 19 of 2001
173. Section 58 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraphs: 20
“(n) issues a document purporting to be a tax invoice, or bearing the words ‘tax invoice’, if that document does not meet the requirements of section 20(4), ( 5 ) or (7), as the case may be; or
(0) without lawful cause fails to comply with a notice of appointment as agent in terms of section 47 within the period specified in such notice.”. 25
Amendment of Section 65 of Act 89 of 1991, as amended by section 37 of Act 136 of 1992
174. Section 65 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraph to the proviso thereto:
“(iv) a vendor may not state or imply that any form of trade, cash or any other 30 form of discount or re fhd is in lieu of the tax chargeable in terms of section 7(l)(a).”
Amendment of Section 66 of Act 89 of 1991
175. The following section is hereby substituted for section 66 of the Value-Added Tax Act, 199 1 : 35
“Rounding-off [tables] of the tax
66. [Any] &I amount of tax determinable under t h i s Act [shall] must be calculated [in accordance with such rounding-off tables as the Commis- sioner may from time to time prescribe] b~- (a) where the tax fraction is expressed as-
(i) a proportion, rounding it off to the fifth decimal place namely
(ii) a percentage, rounding it off to the third decimal place, namely 0,12280; or
12,280; and (b) rounding fractions of-
(i) less than half a cent, down to the last cent; or (ii) half a cent or more, up to the next cent.”.
Insertion of section 86A into Act 89 of 1991
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“Provisions relating to industrial development zones
86A. Where a provision of the Customs and Excise Act, or the Manufacturing Development Act, 1993 (Act No. 187 of 1993), or a regulation made thereunder governing the administration of industrial development zones including a matter relating to the liability for or levying of value-added tax or a refund thereof or a supply of goods or services subject to tax at the zero-rate is inconsistent or in conflict with a provision of this Act, the provision of this Act will prevail.”.
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177. The following Schedule is herehy substituted for Schedule 1 to the Value-Added Tax Act, 199 1 :
“Schedule 1
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(SECTION 13(3) OF THIS ACT)
Exemption: Certain Goods Imported into the Republic
Goods imported, as Contemplated in section 13(1), including imports from 20 or via Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland, into the Republic and in respect of which the exemption under the provisions of section 13(3) applies, are set forth below.
1. Any of the following items imported into the Republic in respect of which the Controller of Customs and Excise has, in terms of the 25 proviso to section 38(:l)(a) of the Customs and Excise Act and which shall apply also to imports from or via Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland, granted permission that entry need not be made: (i) Containers temporarily imported;
(ii) human remains; 30 (iii) goods which in the opinion of the Commissioner are of no
(iv) goods imported under an international carnet; and (v) goods of a value for customs duty purposes not exceeding
commercial value;
R500.00, and on which no such duty is payable in terms of 35 Schedule 1 to the said Act.
2. Goods, being printed books, newspapers, journals and periodicals, imported into the Republic by post of a value not exceeding RlOO per parcel.
3. Goods, being gold coins imported as such and which the Reserve Bank 40 has issued in the Republic in accordance with the provisions of section 14 of the South African Reserve Bank Act, 1989 (Act 90 of 1989), or which remain in circulation as contemplated in the proviso to subsection (1) of that section.
4. Goods temporarily exported from the Republic which are, at the time 45 of export, registered as such with the Controller of Customs and Excise, in such form as the Commissioner may prescribe, and thereafter returned to the exporter, no change of ownership having taken place, and which can be identified on re-importation.
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5. Goods forwarded unsolicited and free of charge by a non-resident t o - (a) a public authority or a local authority; or (b) any association not for gain which satisfies the Commissioner
that such goods will be used by that association exclusively- (i) for educational, religious or welfare purposes; or 5 (ii) in the furtherance of that association’s ob-jectives directed to
the provision of educational, medical or welfare services or medical or scientific research; or
(iii) for issue to or treatment of indigent persons, free of charge.
6. Goods which are shipped or conveyed to the Republic for trans- shipment or conveyance to any export country: Provided that the Controller of Customs and Excise ensures that the tax is secured, in part or in full, by the lodging of a provisional payment or bond except where the Commissioner, in exceptional circumstances, otherwise directs, or in the circumstances contemplated in rule 120A.Ol(c) of Chapter XIIA of the Rules under the Customs and Excise Act. If proof is not furnished to the Commissioner that the goods have been duly taken out of the Republic within a period of 30 days or within such further period as the Commissioner may in exceptional circumstances allow, this exemption shall be withdrawn and tax, penalty and interest must be paid.
7. Goods consisting of such foodstuffs as are set forth in Part B of Schedule 2 to this Act, but subject to such conditions as may be prescribed in the said Part.
8. In this paragraph, goods exempt from the levying of tax, are identified by heading numbers or rebate items and the descriptions as contem- plated in Schedule 1 and Schedule 4 to the Customs and Excise Act, respectively. In some instances the exemptions below contain addi- tional requirements or limitations or relaxations which differ from the Customs and Excise Act. Where any provisions of the Customs and Excise Act and the Schedules thereto provide otherwise, the provi- sions of this Schedule shall prevail.
In order to qualify for an exemption- (i) the goods must fall under one of the descriptions below;
(ii) any requirements or limitations contained ‘in that particular description must be complied with; and
(iii) the Notes below must be complied with, regardless of whether or not the goods are required to be entered, customs duty is payable or a rebate of customs duty is granted in terms of the Customs and Excise Act.
SUBHEADING DESCRIPTION
NOTES: 1. The following exemptions, identified
by Subheadings, shall be subject to the Notes as contemplated in Schedule 1 to the Customs and Excise Act.
Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
Petrol
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4907.00.30 Travellers’ cheques and bills of exchange, denominated in a foreign currency
4911.10.20 Publications and other advertising matter relating to fairs, exhibitions and tourism in foreign countries
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION
406.00 GOODS FOR DIPL MATIC AND OTHER FOREIGN REPRESENTA- TIVES:
NOTES: 1. This exemption (excluding item
406.03) is conditional upon recipro- cal treatment accorded by the govern- ment of the mission or person requir- ing this exemption.
2. This exemption (excluding item 406.03) is allowed only if the Direc- tor-General: Foreign Affairs has certi- fied that a person requiring this ex- emption is listed in the register maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the Diplomatic Immunities and Privi- leges Act, 1989.
3. For the purposes of item 406.03, “an organisation or institution” means an organisation which the Director-Gen- eral: Foreigp Affairs has certified as an organisation or institution with which the Republic has concluded a formal agreement, which provides, inter alia, for the granting of such exemption.
4. This exemption is not allowed to South African citizens or permanent residents of the Republic, unless the Government of the Republic has, by agreement with an organisation or institution contemplated in Note 3, undertaken to grant an exemption to a South African citizen who is a repre- sentative, member, agent or officer, but excluding a delegate, with or to such organisation or institution.
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2710.00.16 Distillate fuels
3811.11 Anti-knock preparations: based on lead
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5. A motor vehicle exempted in terms of items 406.02, 406.03, 406.05 or 406.07, may not be offered, adver- tised, lent, hired, leased, pledged, given away, exchanged, sold or other- 5 wise disposed of within a period of two years from the date of importa- tion: Provided that any of the forego- ing acts with this vehicle within a period of two years from the date of importation renders the importer of the vehicle liable to pay tax as deter- mined by the Commissioner in con- sultation with the Director-General: Foreign Affairs.
6. For the purposes of items 406.02, 406.03 and 406.05 “members of their families” means the spouse, any un- married child under the age of 21 years, any unmarried child between the ages of 21 and 23 years who is undertaking full-time studies at an educational institution, and any un- married child who is due to physical or mental disability incapable of self- support, and any other relative spe- cially approved by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who forms part of the household of any such member or person, as the case may be, or who joins any such household during vis- its to the Republic.
7. For the purposes of Note 6 “spouse” means the partner of such person-
(a) in a marriage or customary union recognised in terms of the laws of the Republic;
(b) in a union recognised as a mar- riage in accordance with the te- nets of any religion; or
(c) in a same-sex or heterosexual union which the Commissioner is satisfied is intended to be perma- nent.
406.02/00.00/01.00 Goods for the official use by a diplomatic mission and goods for the personal or official use by diplomatic representatives accredited to a diplomatic mission and members of their families
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406.05/00.00/01 .OO
406.06/00.00/01.00
406.07/00.00/01.00
407.00
Goods for the personal or official use by members, agents, officers, delegates or permanent representatives of, to, or with an organisation or institution, and mem- bers of their families
Goods for the official use by a consular mission and goods for the personal or official use by consular representatives accredited to a consular mission and foreign representatives (excluding those referred to in items 406.02 and 406.03), and members of their families
Stationery, uniforms, furniture and equip- ment for the official use by a consular post headed by an honorary consular officer
Goods (excluding food, drink and tobacco in any form) imported by administrative and technical representatives accredited to diplomatic or consular missions, on their first entry on appointment by their govern- ments, for their personal or official use, provided the said goods are imported with the approval of the Director-General: For- eign Affairs
GOODS IMPORTED BY I"1- GRANTS, TOURISTS, RETURNING
GERS, FOR THEIR PERSONAL USE:
NOTES:
1. The exemption in terms of item 407.01/00.00/01.02 is allowed only if the goods can be identified as being the same goods which were taken from the Republic.
RESIDENTS AND OTHER PASSEN-
2. The exemption in terms of item 407.02 is not allowed for firearms acquired abroad or at any duty-free shop and imported by residents of the Republic returning after an absence of less than 6 months.
3. (a) The exemption in terms of item 407.02 is allowed only once per person during a period of 30 days and is not allowed for goods imported by persons returning after an absence of less than 48 hours.
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(b) The exemption in terms of item 407.02, with the exception of the exemption in respect of tobacco and alcoholic products, is al- lowed to children under 18 years 5 of age, whether or not they are accompanied by their parents or guardians, provided the goods are for use by the children them- selves. 10
4. A member of the crew of a ship or aircraft (including the master or pilot) is, subject to the conditions laid down by the Commissioner-
(a) only entitled to the exemptions in 15 terms of items 407.02/22.00/ 01 .oo, 407.02/22.00/02.00, 407.02/24.02/01 .OO, 407.021 24.03/01 .OO and 407.02/33.03/ 01 .OO if such member returns to 20 the Republic permanently; and
(b) only entitled to the exemption in terms of item 407.02/00.00/01 .OO if the total value of the goods declared under this item does not 25 exceed R200.
5. For the purposes of item 407.04/ 87.00/01.00 (i) the vehicle in question shall not be deemed to be personally owned and used personally by the 30 importer unless such importer was, at all reasonable times, personally present at the place where the vehicle was used by him, and the importer shall be deemed to have used, that 35 vehicle from the date on which he took physical delivery of the vehicle until the date on which the vehicle was delivered by him to the shippers or other agent for the purpose of 40 shipment or dispatch.
6. For the purposes of item 407.04, the importer shall, if he is absent for a continuous period of longer than 3 months from the place where the 45 vehicle is usually used in the Repub- lic, not be deemed to have imported the vehicle for his personal or own use, and tax as determined by the Commissioner is payable as from the 50 date of such absence.
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407.04 is allowed only once per family during a period of 3 years.
Personal effects and sporting and recreational equipment, new or used:
407.01/00.00/01.01 Imported either as accompanied or unac- companied passengers’ baggage by non- residents of the Republic for their own use during their stay in the Republic
407.01/00.00/01.02 Exported by residents of the Republic for their own use while abroad and subse- quently re-imported either as accompa- nied or unaccompanied passengers’ bag- gage by such residents
Goods imported as accompanied passengers’ baggage either by non-residents or residents of the Republic and cleared at the place where such persons disembark or enter the Republic:
407.02/22.00/01.00 Wine not exceeding 2 litres per person
407.02/22.00/02.00 Spirituous and other alcoholic beverages, a total quantity not exceeding 1 litre per person
407.02/24.02/01.00 Cigarettes not exceeding 400 and cigars not exceeding 50 per person
407.02/24.03/01 .OO 2SOg Cigarette or pipe tobacco per person
407.02/33.03/01.00 Perfumery not exceeding SO ml and toilet water not exceeding 250 ml per person
407.02/00.00/01.00 Other new or used goods, of a total value not exceeding R1 250 per person
Motor vehicles imported by natural persons on change of permanent residence:
407.04/87.00/01 .OO One motor vehicle per family, imported by a natural person for his or her personal or own use, who permanently changes his or her residence to the Republic and-
(i) provided the vehicle so imported is the personal property of the importer and has personally been owned and used by him or her for a period of not less than 12 months prior to h s or her departure to the Republic; and
(ii) provided the vehicle is not offered, advertised, lent, hired, leased, pledged, given away, exchanged, sold or otherwise disposed of within a period of 20 months from the date of importation
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Goods imported by natural persons for own use on change of residence to the Republic:
407.06/00.00/01 .OO Household furniture, other household ef- fects and other removable articles, includ- ing equipment necessary for the exercise 5 of the calling, trade or profession of the person, other than industrial, commercial or agricultural plant and excluding motor vehicles, alcoholic beverages and tobacco goods, the bona fide property of a natural 10 person (including a returning resident of the Republic after an absence of six months or more) and members of his or her family, imported for own use on change of his or her residence to the 15 Republic: Provided that these goods are not disposed of within a period of six months from the date of importation
409.00 RE-IMPORTED GOODS:
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1. The importer must, at the time of entry of the goods upon re-importa- tion, attach a statement to the bill of entry or other document prescribed in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, 25 which indicates-
(a) the reasons for the goods being returned;
(b) whether any change in the own- ership of the goods took place 30 after their exportation from the Republic;
(c) whether the goods have been subjected to any process of manufacture or manipulation af- 35 ter their exportation from the Republic and if so, to what ex- tent;
(d) the number and date of the bill of entry or other document pre- 40 scribed in terms of the Customs and Excise Act, relating to the export of the goods and the place where such entry was made or the document on which the goods 45 were registered prior to export of such goods for the purposes of the subsequent re-importation thereof; and
(e) the place where and the number 50 and date of the bill of entry or other document prescribed in
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terms of the Customs and Excise Act, on which tax was paid on the goods upon their first importa- tion into the Republic or other documents, if applicable, to 5 prove that the goods were previ- ously. imported and tax due was paid thereon.
2. This exemption (excluding item 409.07) is allowed only if the goods 10 can be identified as being the same goods which were exported.
3. For the purposes of item 409.07-
(a) “compensating products” means the products obtained abroad 15 during or as a result of the manufacturing, processing or re- pair of the goods temporarily exported for outward processing; and 20
(b) “temporarily exported for out- ward processing” means the cus- toms procedure whereby goods which may be disposed of with- out customs restriction, are tem- 25 porarily exported for manufac- turing, processing or repair abroad and then re-imported.
409.01/00.00/01 .do Imported goods (including packing con- tainers) re-exported and thereafter re- 30 turned to or brought back by the exporter or any other party, without having been subjected to any process of manufacture or manipulation, no change of ownership having taken place subsequent to their 35 exportation from the Republic, and which can be identified on re-importation as being the same goods: Provided that this exemption shall not apply if-
i) the supply of those goods was 40 charged with tax at the rate of zero per cent in terms of section 11; or
ii) a refund in terms of section M(9) is granted
409.02/00.00/01 .00 Goods (including packing containers) pro- 45 duced or manufactured in the Republic, exported therefrom and thereafter re- turned to or brought back by the exporter
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or any other party, without having been subjected to any process of manufacture or manipulation (excluding excisable goods exported ex a customs and excise ware- house), no change of ownership having 5 taken place subsequent to their exporta- tion from the Republic, and which can be identified on re-importation as being the same goods: Provided that this exemption shall not apply if- 10
i) the supply of those goods was charged with tax at the rate of zero per cent in terms of section 11; or
ii) a refund in terms of section 44(9) is granted 15
409.04/00.00/01 .OO Imported or locally manufactured articles sent abroad for processing or repair, pro- vided they are xported under customs and excise supervision, retain their essential character, are returned to the exporter, no 20 change of ownership having taken place subsequent to their exportation from the Republic, and can be identified on re- importation: Provided that this exemption shall apply only to the extent of the value 25 of the goods sent from the Republic on the day such goods left the Republic
409.06/00.00/01.00 Excisable goods exported ex a customs and excise warehouse and thereafter re- turned to or brought back by the exporter, 30 without having been subjected to any process of manufacture or manipulation and no change of ownership having taken place subsequent to their exportation from the Republic: Provided that' this exemp- 35 tion shall not apply if-
i) the supply of those goods was charged with tax at the rate of zero per cent in terms of section 11; or
ii) a refund in terms of section 44(9) is 40 granted
409.07/00.00/01.00 Compensating products obtained abroad from goods temporarily exported for out- ward processing, in terms of a specific permit issued by the Director-General: 45 Trade and Industry on the recommenda-
412.00
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tion of the Board of Trade and Industry, provided-
(i) the specific permit is obtained before the temporary exportation of the goods; 5
(ii) if the ownership of the compensating products is transferred prior to entry for customs purposes, such goods are entered in the name of the person who exported the goods; 10
(iii) any additional conditions which may be stipulated in the said permit, are complied with; and
(iv) that this exemption shall apply only to the extent of the value of the goods 15 sent from the Republic on the day such goods left the Republic
GENERAL:
NOTES:
1. For the purposes of items 412.03 and 20 412.04, the bill of entry or other document prescribed in terms of the Customs and Excise Act must be supported by an inventory of the goods and documentary proof that the 25 goods qualify for exemption under these items.
2. For the purposes of items 412.26 and 412.27, such exemptions are subject to compliance with sections 39 and 40 30 of the Customs and Excise Act and which shall apply also to imports from or via Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland.
412.03/00.00/01.00 Used personal or household effects (ex- 35 cluding motor vehicles) bequeathed to persons residing in the Republic
4 12.04/00.00/01 .OO Used property of a person normally resi- dent in the Republic who died while temporarily outside the Republic 40
412.10/00.00/01.00 Bona fide unsolicited gifts of not more than two parcels per person per calendar year and of which the value per parcel does not exceed R400 (excluding goods contained in passengers’ baggage, wine, 45 spirits and manufactured tobacco (includ- ing cigarettes and cigars)) consigned by
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natural persons abroad to natural persons in the Republic
412.11/00.00/01 .OO Goods imported-
(a) for the relief of distress of persons in cases of famine or other national 5 disaster;
(b) under any technical assistance agree- ment; or
(c) in terms of an obligation under any multilateral international agreement 10 to which the Republic is a party:
Provided that-
(i) the importation of any goods under this item shall be subject to a certifi- cate issued by the Director-General: 15 Trade and Industry and to such other conditions as may be agreed upon by the Governments of the Republic, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland; and 20
(ii) goods imported under this item shall not be sold or disposed of to any party who is not entitled to any privileges under the item, or be removed to the area of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia 25 or Swaziland without the permission of the Director-General: Trade and Industry
412.12/00.00/01.00 Goods imported for any purpose agreed upon between the Governments of the 30 Republic, Botswaha, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland: Provided that-
(i) the provisions of this item shall not apply in respect of any consignment or quantity or class of goods unless 35 the prior approval of the Govern- ments of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland has been obtained for the application of such provisions in respect of every such 40 consignment or quantity or class of goods;
(ii) the importation of any goods under this item shall be subject to a certifi- cate issued by the Director-General: 45 Trade and Industry and to such other conditions as may be agreed upon by
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the Governments of the Republic, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland; and
(iii) goods imported under this item shall not be sold or disposed of to any party 5 who is not entitled to any privileges under the item, or be removed to the area of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland without the permission of the Commissioner 10
412.26/00.00/01.00 Goods (excluding goods for upgrading) supplied free of charge to replace defec- tive goods which are covered by a war- ranty agreement: Provided that-
(a) a copy of the bill of entry or other 15 document prescribed in terms of the Customs and Excise Act and the documents submitted in support of such document under which t e goods were originally entered for 20 home consumption are submitted;
(b) the goods are supplied by the original supplier; and
(c) proof that the replaced goods have been exported to the original supplier 25 is submitted or the replaced goods are disposed of as directed by the Com- missioner
412.27/00.00/01 .OO Goods for upgrading supplied free of charge to replace parts which are covered 30 by a warranty agreement: Provided that-
(a) a specific permit issued by the Direc- tor-General: Trade and Industry, on recommendation of the Board on Tariffs and Trade, is submitted; 35
(b) a copy of the bill of entry or other document prescribed in terms of the Customs and Excise Act and the documents submitted in support of such document under which the 40 goods were originally entered for home consumption are submitted;
(c) the goods are supplied by the original supplier; and
(d) proof that the replaced goods have 45 been exported to the original supplier
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is submitted or the replaced goods are disposed of as directed by the Com- missioner
470.00 GOODS TEMPORARILY ADMIT- TED FOR PROCESSING, REPAIR, CLEANING, RECONDITIONING OR FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF
PORT GOODS EXCLUSIVELY FOR EX-
NOTES:
1. The Commissioner may require the importer to register a rate of yield of the processed or manufactured goods that will be obtained per unit of the imported goods.
The exemption in terms of items 470.01 or 470.03 is allowed only for goods to be used for the processing or manufacture of goods for export and the pro- cessed or manufactured goods must be exported within 12 months from the date of importa- tion thereof.
The exemption in terms of item 470.02 is allowed only for parts to be used and the goods submit- ted for repair, cleaning or recon- ditioning must be exported within 6 months from the date of importation thereof
Provided that- (9
(ii)
the Commissioner may, in excep- tional circumstances, extend the period specified in each case for a further period as deemed reason- able; and
the application for such extension is made prior to the expiry of the period of 12 months or 6 months, as the case may be.
3. This exemption is allowed only if the Controller of Customs and Excise ensures that the tax is secured, in part or in full, by the lodging of a provi- sional payment or bond except where the Commissioner, in exceptional cir- cumstances, otherwise directs, or in
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470.02/00.00/01.00
470.02/00.00/02.00
470.03/00.00/01.00
480.00
the circumstances contemplated in rule 120A.Ol(c) of Chapter XIIA of the Rules under the Customs and Excise Act.
4. If proof is not furnished to the Com- 5 missioner that the goods imported have been repaired, cleaned, recondi- tioned, processed or used in repairing, cleaning, reconditioning or process- ing and have been duly exported 10 within the time period prescribed in note number 2, this exemption shall be withdrawn and tax, penalty and interest must be paid.
Goods for processing, provided such 15 goods do not become the property of the importer
Goods (including parts therefore) for re- pair, cleaning or reconditioning
Parts for goods temporarily imported for 20 repair, cleaning or reconditioning
Goods for use in the manufacturing, pro- cessing, finishing, equipping or packing of goods exclusively for export
GOODS TEMPORARILY ADMIT- 25 TED FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES:
NOTES:
1. The exemption in terms of item 480.35 is allowed-
(a) only if the samples are imported 30 by-
(i) commercial travellers and other representatives of firms abroad who visit the Republic temporarily with 35 their samples for the pur- pose of securing orders;
(ii) persons or firms estab- lished in the Republic, in- cluding agents for foreign 40 firms, to whom samples may be sent by firms abroad, free of charge, for the same purpose; or
(iii) a prospective customer in 45 the Republic to whom a sample is sent on free loans for inspection and demon- stration with a view to ob-
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taining an order for similar goods;
(b) except with the permission of the Commissioner, for only one sample of each description, 5 range, type or colour of an ar- ticle; and
(c) only if each sample is an article representative of a particular cat- egory of goods already produced 10 abroad, imported solely for the purpose of being shown or dem- onstrated free of charge to pro- spective customers.
2. Goods shall be re- xported- 15
(a) in the case of goods under an international carnet within the period of validity of such carnet; and
(6) in the case of other goods within 20 6 months from the date of impor- tation, thereof or within such further period as the Commis- sioner may in exceptional cir- cumstances, allow. 25
3. This exemption is allowed only if the Controller of Customs and Excise ensures that the tax is secured, in part or in full, by the lodging of a provi- sional payment or bond except where 30 the Commissioner, in exceptional cir- cumstances, otherwise directs, or in the circumstances contqmplated in rule 120A.Ol(c) of Chapter XIIA of the Rules under the Customs and 35 Excise Act.
4. If proof is not furnished to the Com- missioner that the goods have been duly re-exported within the time pe- riod prescribed in note number 2, this 40 exemption shall be withdrawn and tax, penalty and interest must be paid.
5. Notwithstanding this exemption, the importer shall remain liable for tax, until he proves that the goods have 45 been duly re-exported or that the goods have been exported under the supervision of an officer, as defined in
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480.05/00.00/01 .OO
480.10/00.00/01 .OO
480.15/00.00/01.00
480.20/00.00/01.00
480.25/00.00/01 .OO
480.30/00.00/01.00
480.35/00.00/01.00
490.00
section 1 of the Customs and Excise Act.
6. On request by the importer, and sub- ject to the permission of the Commis- sioner, temporary admission may be 5 terminated by entering the goods for home consumption or by abandon- ment or destruction of the goods whereupon tax must be paid.
Containers and other articles used as 10 packing, whether or not filled at the time of importation: Provided that such articles do not become the property of the im- porter
Goods for display or use at exhibitions, 15 fairs, meetings or similar events
Professional equipment (including ancil- lary apparatus and accessories) owned by persons resident abroad, for use solely by or under the supervision of a visiting 20 person
Welfare material for seafarers for cultural, educational, recreational, religious or sporting activities
Instruments, apparatus and machines (in- 25 cluding accessories therefore), for use by institutions approved by the Commis- sioner, for scientific research or education
Models, instruments, apparatus, machines and other pedagogic material (including 30 accessories therefore) imported by institu- tions approved by the Commissioner, for educational or vocational training
Commercial samples owned abroad and imported for the purpose of being shown 35 or demonstrated in the Republic for the soliciting of orders for goods to be sup- plied from abroad
GOODS TEMPORARILY ADMIT- TED SUBJECT TO EXPORTATION 40 IN THE SAME STATE:
NOTES:
1. Goods shall be re-exported-
(a) in the case of goods under an international carnet within the 45
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period of validity of such carnet; and
(b) in the case of other goods within 6 months from the date of impor- tation thereof or within such fur- 5 ther period as the Commissioner may in exceptional circum- stances, allow.
2. This exemption is allowed only if the Controller of Customs and Excise 10 ensures that the tax is secured, in part or in full, by the lodging of a provi- sional payment or bond except where the Commissioner, in exceptional cir- cumstances, otherwise directs, or in 15 the circumstances contemplated in rule 120A.Ol(c) of Chapter XIIA of the Rules under the Customs and Excise Act.
3. If proof is not furnished to the Com- 20 missioner that the goods have been duly re-exported within the time pe- riod prescribed in note number l, this exemption shall be withdrawn and tax, penalty and interest must be paid. 25
4. Notwithstanding this exemption, the importer shall remain liable for tax, until he proves that the goods have been duly re-exported or that the goods have been exported under the 30 supervision of an officer, as defined in section 1 of the Customs and Excise Act.
5. On request by the importer, and sub- ject to the permission of the Commis- 35 sioner, temporary admission may be terminated by entering the goods for home consumption or by abandon- ment or destruction of the goods whereupon taxmust be paid. 40
490.03/87.00/01.00 Private motor vehcles belonging to a person taking up temporary residence in the Republic
490.05/00.00/01 .OO Postcards and other mail matter, imported in bulk, for despatch to addresses beyond 45 the borders of the Republic
490.10/00.00/01.00 Models or prototypes, to be used in the manufacture of goods
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490.11/00.00/01.00
490.12/00.00/01 .OO
490.13/00.00/01 .OO
490.14/00.00/01.00
490.15/00.00/01.00
490.20/00.00/01 .OO
490.25/00.00/0
490.30/00.00/0
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.oo
. 490.35/00.00/01.00
490.40/00.00/01.00
490.50/00.00/01 .OO
Matrices, blocks, plates, and similar ar- ticles, on loan or hire, for printing illustra- tions in periodicals or books
Matrices, blocks, plates, moulds and simi- lar articles, on loan or hire, to be used in 5 the manufacture of articles that are to be delivered abroad
Instruments, apparatus, machines and other articles to be tested by the South African Bureau of Standards 10
Instruments, apparatus and machines, made available free of charge to a cus- tomer by or through a supplier, pending delivery or repair of similar goods
Costumes, scenery and other theatrical 15 equipment on loan or hire to dramatic societies or theatres
Animals and sport requisites (including yachts and motor vehicles) belonging to a person resident abroad, for use by that 20 person or under his supervision in sports contests (including motor car rallies and transcontinental excursions)
Photographs and transparencies to be shown in a public exhibition or competi- 25 tion for photographers
Specialised equipment arriving by ship and used on shore at ports of call for the loading, unloading or handling of contain- ers of tariff heading No. 86.09 of Schedule 30 No. 1 to the Customs and Excise Act
Pallets, whether or not laden with cargo at importation
Machinery or plant (excluding tower cranes) for use on contract in civil engi- 35 neering or construction work, in such quantities and at such times and subject to such conditions as the Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Board of Trade and Industry, may allow by specific permit 40
Motor vehicles, yachts and other remov- able articles (including spare parts and normal accessories and equipment there- fore) imported by foreign tourists and travellers resident in foreign countries for 45 their own use
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490.60/00.00/01.00 Commercial road vehicles u ed in the conveyance of imported merchandise
490.90/00.00/01 .OU Machmery orplant (excluding tower cranes) for use on contract other than for purposes of civil engineering or construc- 5 tion work, in such quantities and at such times and subject to such conditions as the Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Board of Trade and Industry, may allow by specific permit 10
490.90/00.00/02.00 Goods not specified in items 470.00, 480.00 or 490.00, temporarily admitted for purposes approved by the Commis- sioner.”.
Amendment of section 60 of Act 113 of 1993, as amended by section 20 of Act 140 15 of 1993, section 4 of Act 168 of 1993, section 34 of Act 20 of 1994, section 6 of Act 37 of 1995, section 34 of Act 37 of 1995, section 55 of Act 27 of 1997, section 105 of Act 30 of 1998, section 107 of Act 53 of 1999 and section 84 of Act 30 of 2000
178. Section 60 of the Income Tax Act, 1993, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection: 20
“(2) The Commissioner may, subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary, approve any proposed transaction as an unbundling transaction for the purposes of this section, if a written application containing such details of the transaction as the Commissioner may require is submitted to him before 1 December 2001 by an unbundling company before the commencement of the 25 implementation of such transaction.”.
Amendment of section 39 of Act 20 of 1994, as amended by section 7 of Act 37 of 1995, section 35 of Act 37 of 1996, section 56 of Act 27 of 1997 and section 108 of Act 53 of 1999
179. (1) Section 39 of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 1994, is hereby 30 amended-
(a) by the insertion after the definition of “marketable security” of the following
“ ‘marketable securities tax’ means the marketable securities tax leviable under the Marketable Securities Tax Act, 1948 (Act No. 32 of 1948);”; 35
‘‘ ‘uncertificated securities tax’ means the uncertificated securities tax leviable under the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998 (Act No. 32 of 1998);”;
definition:
(b) by the addition to subsection (1) of the following definition:
(c) by the substitution for paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of the following 40 paragraph:
“(c) there shall be exempt from- (lr duty the consequent registration of transfer to such transferee company
of such marketable security or the cession of such bond or the substitution of the debtor in terms of the agreement, in terms of such 45 scheme;
@J [and there shall be exempt from] transfer duty the acquisition by the transferee company of the property in terms of such scheme, [as the case may be];
(iii) marketable securities tax the purchase of any marketable security, in 50 terms of such scheme; and
(ivj uncertificated securities tax the change in beneficial owner of any marketable security, in terms of such scheme.”; and
(d) by the substitution for paragraph (a ) of subsection (3) of the following paragraph: 55
“(a) the agreement referred to in the definition of ‘rationalisation scheme’ and a written statement setting forth details of the
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rationalisation scheme and any subsequent variation thereof, have been submitted by or on behalf of the controlling company of the relevant group of companies to the Commissioner before 1 March 2002, together with a mandate from each controlled company in such group which is a party to the agreement to act on its behalf for the purposes of this section, supported by a resolution of the directors or shareholders of such controlled company; and”.
(2) Subsections (l)(a), (b) and (c) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 September 2001.
Amendment of section 6 of Act 31 of 1998, as amended by section 15 of Act 32 of 1999, section 87 of Act 30 of 2000 and section 75 of Act 19 of 2001
180. Section 6 of the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998, is hereby amended by
“(ix) if the beneficial ownership is acquired by a company in terms of a a company formation transaction contemplated in section 42 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), a share-for-share transaction contemplated in section 43 of the Act, an intra-group transaction contemplated in section 44, or in pursuance of a distribution in specie in the course of an unbundling transaction or in terms of a liquidation transaction contemplated in section 46 of that Act, where the public officer of that company has made a sworn affidavit or solemn declaration that such company formation transaction, share-for-share transaction, unbundling transaction or liquidation transaction complies with the provisions con- tained in section 42, 43, 45 or 46, as the case may be, of that Act.”.
the addition to subsection (1) of the following paragraph:
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181. Section 13 of the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998, is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “authorisation letter” of the following definition:
“ ‘authorisation letter’ means a written authorisation granted by the Commis- sioner, a any [chief director or chief revenue inspector under the control, 30 direction or supervision of the Commissioner] person designated by the Commissioner for this purpose or occupying a post designated by the Commis- sioner, to an officer to inspect, audit, examine or obtain, as contemplated in section ~- 15, any information, documents or things;”.,
Insertion of section 17A in Act 31 of 1998
182. (1) Section 17A is hereby inserted in the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998 after section 17:
“Objection and Appeal Procedures
17A. (1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Commissioner in terms of this Act may object and appeal against that decision to the tax board or the tax court, as the case may be, established in terms of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), in the manner and under the terms and within the period prescribed by that Act and the rules promulgated thereunder.
(2) The provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1962, relating to objections and appeals, as provided for in Part I11 of Chapter I11 and the rules promulgated thereunder, shall mutatis mutandis apply in respect of any decision issued in terms of this Act.
(3) Any decision of the Commissioner, contemplated in subsection (1) shall be deemed to be an assessment for the purposes of the application of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1962, as contemplated in sub- section (2).”.
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(2) Subsection (1) shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 85 of Act 53 of 1999
183. Section 85 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 1999, is hereby amended by the deletion of paragraphs (6) and (e) of subsection (1). 5
Amendment of section 86 of Act 53 of 1999
184. Section 86 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 1999, is hereby amended by the deletion of paragraph (c) of subsection (1).
Repeal of section 106 of Act 53 of 1999
185. Section 106 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 1999, is hereby repealed. 10
Amendment of section 15 of Act 5 of 2001
186. Section 15 of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2001, is hereby amended by
“(2) Subsections (l)(a) and (b) shall [apply in respect of any year of assessment that commences on or after] come into operation on 1 October 15 2001.”.
the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:
Repeal of section 43 of Act 19 of 2001
187. Section 43 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001, is hereby repealed.
Amendment of section 45 of Act 19 of 2001
188. Section 45 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001 (Act No. 19 of 2001), is 20 hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of section 59A of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, of the following subsection:
“(2)(a) The Commissioner may- (i) before registration require any person or class of persons to furnish such
security and enter into such agreement as the Commissioner may 25 determine;
altered or renewed in such manner as the Commissioner may determine.
suspend any registration. 30
of paragraph (a).”.
, (ii) at any time require that the form, nature or amount of such security shall be
(b) The Commissioner may refuse any application for registration or cancel or
(c) The provisions of section 60(2) shall apply mutatis mutandis for the purposes
Amendment of section 50 of Act 19 of 2001
189. Section 50 of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001 (Act No. 19 of 2001), is hereby amended- 35
(a) by the deletion in subsection ( 1) of paragraphs (h) to ( I ) ; and (b) by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:
into operation on 4 July 2001.”. “(2) Subsection (l)(a), (b), (c), (ti), (e), cf) and (g) shall be deemed to have come
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190. (1) This Act shall be called the Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001. (2) Whenever any provision of any amendment to the Customs and Excise Act, 1964,
refers to section 95A or any subsection thereof, such provision shall with regard to the effect of such reference operate from the date section 95A of that Act comes into operation. 45
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