KNOW YOUR TAX RIGHTS
AND YOU WONT GO WRONG

Do you know what to do
and what your rights are as a taxpayer
in a time of disaster?

Join the SAICA Taxpayers Rights Webcast

29 September 08.00 – 15.30 CAT.

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2020 TAX CONFERENCE:

TAXPAYER RIGHTS IN TIMES OF DISASTER

29 SEPTEMBER 2020

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A DISASTER?

For most taxpayers, tax compliance is a challenging and potentially expensive task, but this challenge becomes even more difficult when a disaster strikes. Disasters can come in many forms such as natural disasters (fires, floods and hurricanes) or in the form of a virus (such as COVID-19) or because of technology failure (loss of electronic records, crime, identity theft etc.).  These disasters can impact both taxpayers and SARS.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TAXPAYER RIGHTS SHOULD A DISASTER HIT YOU OR SARS?

axpayer rights are important at the best of times, but during times of disaster, protecting ones’ rights becomes even more critical. Ensuring that you as a taxpayer is prepared to some extent at least to prevent or overcome these disasters experienced by yourself or by SARS is crucial. Knowing your rights and the rights of SARS in these circumstances is vital.

This webcast will delve into various principled questions such as whether, in a time of disaster, there a clash between the current tax provisions and the principle of fairness (as well as other rule of law principles). Taxpayers’ rights to action and redress against the State during a crisis will be elaborated on and contrasted to the taxpayers’ responsibilities when SARS experiences a disaster (IT failures, refunds hijacked, relief during pandemics etc.).

The event will conclude by looking at Taxpayers’ Rights Charters and Service Charters (and whether they protect the rights of taxpayers, and if not, what the alternatives are). This session includes an update from SARS on the progress they are making on the development of South Africa’s own Taxpayer Rights Charter.

WHAT RELIEF MEASURES OR REMEDIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THESE TIMES?

“Tax in practice” sessions will address practical tips on dealing with actual fact-based scenarios in each part of the program areas. Various speaker from across the world will also share their insights on the targeted tax relief measures provided by international organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting what worked and what did not work. Contrasted to this, the South African government’s interventions and policy considerations will be evaluated and SARS will share with us their experiences and lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 SPEAKERS

Edward Kieswetter

Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS)

Professor Thabo Legwaila

CEO at the Office of
the Tax Ombud

Lazelle Terblanche

Chairperson: Africa Industry Tax Association (AITA)

Logan Wort

Executive Secretary of the African Tax Administration Forum

Professor Michael Honiball

Head of International Tax
at Werksmans

Liesl Fichardt

Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Muneer Hassan

Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg

Julia Boltar

Advocate and member of the Johannesburg Bar

Dr Brian Keegan

Director of Advocacy and Voice with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Nina Olson

Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights

Patricia Williams

Chartered Accountant (SA) and partner in the Tax Practice at Bowmans.

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Lebo Kambule

Lebo Kambule is the founder of The Avatar Company, a marketing and virtual influencer management agency based in Johannesburg South Africa. Launched in 2018, The Avatar Company has created virtual humans that tell stories about themselves through social media. They live ordinary lives and experience what we ordinarily would experience in real life, but through the lens of a mobile phone. Lebo is also co-founder and creator of South Africa’s 1st virtual influencer, Kim Zulu. Lebo conceptualized and developed Kim Zulu in 2018 but then introduced her to the world in March of 2020 on Instagram, this then led to joining forces with Emoji Digital to further explore her possibilities around her existence.

Ayanda Thabethe

Ayanda Thabethe is a seasoned MC that has mastered the art of adapting to each organisations needs ensuring that every event she partakes in is a memorable experience. She is one of South Africa’s most followed media personalities on social media which has led her to share her voice to powerful influencer and ambassadorship campaigns which vary from social impact to lifestyle. Her pillars include but are not limited to beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness, women empowerment, travel and lifestyle. On screen Ayanda has shared the spotlight on the biggest productions in South African entertainment including South Africa’s longest running magazine show-Top Billing and is currently the newest face of Internationally acclaimed E! Entertainment as an anchor for E! Africa. Off screen Ayanda has a strong passion for education especially that of young girls which has given rise to her initiative , ‘A Beautiful Mind’ which enables students from all over the continent to make the right career choice through gathering minds and expertise from various industries to speak about their journeys in their respective careers.’

Dominic White

Dominic White is the ethical hacking director of Orange Cyberdefense, and MD of Orange Cyberdefense South Africa. He was CTO at SensePost, a 21-year-old South African-born information security consultancy, specialising in ethical hacking which was acquired by Orange Cyberdefense in 2019. He was previously a manager within the Security & Privacy Services division of Deloitte and holds an MSc from Rhodes University in the topic of computer security.

Rose Tuyeni Peter

Rose Tuyeni Peter is an economist with a deep interest in researching health systems and how they can be improved to deliver better and more equitable health outcomes. Rose joined Percept after previously working in financial inclusion and financial sector development. She holds an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science from UCL and an MComm in Applied Economics from UCT.

Mufaro Chiwara

Mufaro Chiwara is Consultant at Percept who works on a wide range of health sector projects and problems. He has spent much of his time in the past year co-researching and understanding the telemedicine market in South Africa. Mufaro has an educational background in Actuarial Science and in Entrepreneurship, both from UCT.

Darren Langbein

Darren has been an entrepreneur for the past 10 years in the property and financial industries. He has extensive experience in management roles and has recently transitioned into the 4th Industrial Revolution, which he finds fascinating and exciting. Since 2017 he has launched three new start-ups in the telecommunications, investment and non-profit sectors. His passion for making a difference in people’s lives is what drives the type of projects he takes on. Darren is a great people’s person and has an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.