Tax dispute resolution is the territory of astute tax attorneys who task themselves with understanding the nuances of tax law and know which strategy to pursue to capitalise on the remedies afforded by the Rules to ensure favourable outcomes. We provide individuals, corporates and high net worth taxpayers with technical tax assistance during a dispute with SARS. This includes assistance from a pre-audit stage to tax court. Our expert team led by core Tax Specialist Jerry Botha, comprises Admitted Tax Attorneys, Master Tax Practitioners, Legal Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountants who have saved taxpayers millions in undue taxes, penalties and interest through the tax dispute resolution process.
We resolve SARS matters faster and our strategy ensures a positive outcome, almost always before Tax Court. We provide corporate taxpayers with technical tax assistance during a dispute with SARS. Our fine-comb approach includes compliance with tax legislation and related statutory requirements, pro-active and optimal tax planning, and rendering legal assistance for defensible matters prior to and in Tax Court. Tax dispute resolution is just that, a legal process like any other. In saying that, it must be remembered that the substance of these disputes is tax law, which is well known for its fluidity and intricacies.
The Dispute Process:
If you disagree with any aspect of an assessment, it is important to proceed strategically with the dispute resolution process from the outset. Knowledge of the rules for dispute resolution under the Tax Administration Act improves the probability of a positive outcome significantly.
It is also important to take cognisance of the time periods prescribed by the rules. Failure to adhere to these periods means the taxpayer will have to request condonation from SARS, which unnecessarily complicates and prolongs the dispute.