Monthly Update – Compliance and Legislation January 2020

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Monthly Legislation And Standards Update Provides A Summary Of Some Of The Most Important Legislation Updates From The Previous Month.


After attending this webinar you will:

  • Be aware of the latest legislative changes and what it means for your business, practice, and your clients;
  • Be able to inform your staff and clients on how to stay compliant;
  • Adapt business models to fit new legislative landscapes;
  • Receive references to documents and guides;
  • Have access to your own technical resource; and
  • Have access to the presenter via email for follow-up Q & A.


Accountants and auditors must stay informed about changes in legislation and regulations that affect their firms and the business of their clients.

The webinar includes:

  • A reference guide of all changes to share within the firm;
  • PPT summary of all new amendments;
  • Interactive session with the presenter; and
  • Online Q&A.


  • Adhoc – R399
  • Subscription Packages: Accountant in Practice, Accountant in Practice plus Tax, Bookkeeper, Quick Update


Study Unit 1: SARS Guides (New, Updated & Issued):

Updated VAT 404: Guide for vendors

Study Unit 2: SARS Binding Rulings (Private/Class/General) Issued:

BPR 336 – Liquidation distribution

Study Unit 3: SARS Notices And Other Publications Issued

The validity period of the Confirmation of Diagnosis of Disability (ITR-DD) form has been extended

Study Unit 4: SARS Tax Court Cases
  • IT 24614 – Whether the Appellant was entitled to a deduction for what SARS regarded as a loan
  • IT 14157 – Whether the Appellant was an independent contractor that was not obliged to deduct SDL & PAYE
Study Unit 5: SARS High Court Cases
  • Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services (Pty) Ltd v CSARS (2999/18) – Whether applicant entitled to urgent interim interdictory relief in respect of withdrawal of tax compliance status by SARS
  • CSARS v Spur Group (Pty) Ltd – Whether contribution to employee share incentive trust in the production of income and hence deductible under section 11(a)
Study Unit 6: SARS Supreme Court Of Appeal Cases
  • CSARS v Danwet 202 (Pty) Ltd – Condonation for late filing of an appeal against an assessment
  • CSARS v Pieters and Others (1026/17) – Contracts of employees terminated, awards to employees not subject to PAYE
  • Africa Cash & Carry vs CSARS – Whether SARS proved that the methods of assessment used were reasonable; whether the tax court ought to have remitted the assessment; section 89 interest exercised its discretion in circumstances where Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service had not issued a final assessment
  • CSARS vs Clicks Retailers (Pty) Ltd – Whether amount received from earlier sales used to finance future expenditure on same contract
Study Unit 7: IFRS Standards – What’s New?

IFRS Monthly news summary

Study Unit 8: IRBA Guidance

Proposed Guide for Registered Auditors: Joint Audit Engagements

Study Unit 9: CIPC Notices And Practice Notes Issued (Enforcement And To Customers)
  • Guidance Note 2 of 2019 – Time Periods for Filing Annual Returns and Annual Financial Statements
  • Notice 79 of 2019 – Disqualified directors’ letters
  • Professional bodies highlight CIPC Compliance checklist challenges
Study Unit 10: CIPC Companies Tribunal

3 Decisions reached on cases heard (2 Name disputes, 1 AGM, 0 Exemptions from SEC, 0 Directorship dispute, 0 Reviews)

Study Unit 11: Employment Law

Update on Parental Benefits in terms of the BCEA – effective 1 January 2020

Study Unit 12: Other Acts And Articles

6 planned laws for South Africa you should know about in 2020

Study Unit 13: IRBA News & Press Releases
  • IRBA Issues a New CPD Policy and Related Guidance
  • IRBA launches Audit Quality Indicators: Evaluating audit quality and promoting transparency of audit firms
Study Unit 14: Professional Bodies Press Releases & Other Publications

SAICA’s latest developments in the auditing profession

Study Unit 15: 5 Interesting Articles That Also Affect SMEs
  • Professional bodies SMP Q3 Newsletter
  • Audit Requirements relating to the Business Accounts of Legal Practitioners now clarified
  • Professional Bodies new CPD Policies
Study Unit 16: Companies Tribunal

Domain Name Disputes: Does the Tribunal have jurisdiction over Domain Names?

Study Unit 17: FIC Advisory & Guidance
  • PCC41: Awareness on protecting NPO sector from Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
  • Call for comments: Draft PCC 102 on Supervisory Body Access to STR and STR Information
  • Call for comments on South Africa’s Targeted Financial Sanctions Regime Draft Document PCC 104
  • FIC Supervisory Body: SARB fines Standard Bank R30m & imposes penalties on 4 other banks
  • Media release: Public Private Sector Partnership to assist in Combating Financial Crime
Study Unit 18: CGSO & National Consumer Commission
  • CGSO Annual report released
  • CGSO Press release – Rights & Responsibilities of Consumers & Suppliers during Black Friday
  • The National Consumer Commission slaps Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa with a fine of R35m
  • Slow or no justice for buyers of dodgy cars despite Consumer Tribunal ‘help’
Study Unit 19: FSCA Publications & Press Releases
  • FSCA Update on public warning regarding Karatbars International GmbH
  • FSCA provisionally withdraw the licence of Exclusive Life Financial Services (Pty) Ltd
  • FSCA eNewsletter – FSCA Bulletin 2019/2020
  • 2 Warnings issued to the public against fraudulent FSPs
Study Unit 20: Media Articles
  • The end of annoying marketing calls in South Africa
  • Here’s when you are allowed to drive in the emergency lane in South Africa


  1. There are no preconditions for this course.    
  2. Moderate level.  
  3. Recorded webinar made available on a specified date 


Lettie Janse van Vuuren

Technical expert Lettie Janse van Vuuren CA(SA), RA, CBA(SA) researches and summarises all relevant and important changes on a monthly basis and presents this in an easily understandable webinar.


By attending this webinar, you will be provided with:   

  • Summarised slide presentation  
  • Reference documents and / or course material where available 
  • Access to a technical knowledge base
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