VAT for Bookkeepers 2024

Available from

31 May, 2024



Course Category:




To provide attendees with a solid foundation to manage VAT confidently and proficiently. May 2024


Category: Tax

R 375 VAT Incl.

Product Information

What you will learn

By attending this webinar you will gain the following competencies: 

  • Gain an understanding of the background knowledge of VAT legislation. 
  • Apply accurate VAT calculation methods in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the principles and implications of VAT periods, including monthly and bi-monthly cycles.
  • Navigate the eFiling platform proficiently for VAT returns submission.
  • Comprehend and adhere to deadlines for VAT returns submission to ensure regulatory compliance.



Understanding VAT is more than just about calculating figures; it’s about understanding the journey of goods and services through various stages and how these transactions are recorded. 

As a bookkeeper, you play a vital role in tracking these changes and ensuring that VAT is applied correctly at each stage. This involves a thorough understanding of VAT rates, valid invoicing for VAT, input and output VAT, as well as exemptions. Background knowledge of the VAT Act and the Tax Administration Act is also vital. 



The following pricing apply:

Adhoc: R375.00

Subscription: Included for free in Bookkeeper.



The webinar will cover the following topics: 

  • Introduction to VAT.
    • Definition.
    • Importance in business.
    • Bookkeeping principles.
  • VAT Registration.
    • Thresholds for VAT registration.
    • The process of registration.
    • Implications of being a VAT vendor. 
  • Types of VAT Rates and applicable good and services.
    • Standard rate. 
    • Exempt.
    • Zero-rated.
    • Non-allowable items. 
    • The importance of correct application. 
  • Methods for calculating VAT.
  • VAT Records and Documentation.
    • Types of records.
    • Retention periods.
  • Filing VAT Returns.
    • Preparing and filing VAT returns.
    • Deadlines.
    • Common pitfalls to avoid.
  • VAT on International Transactions.
  • Penalties and interest for non-compliance.
  • Dealing with VAT Audits.
    • What to expect during a VAT audit.
    • How to provide necessary documentation.
  • Using Accounting Software for VAT Management.



The following CPD is awarded 3 Units Tax.



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



Sydney Zizipa CGMA

Sydney Zizipa is a seasoned Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA Qualified) and CGMA, boasting a broad spectrum of expertise. His career spans multiple domains, including cost management, project management, commercial management, project accounting, project reporting, multicurrency financial reporting and foreign entity financial management. 

Sydney holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting with Honors, CIMA, certification as a Certified SAP FI Solutions Consultant, and a Master of Business Leadership from UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership. His academic excellence is underscored by his second-place ranking in South Africa during his final TOP CIMA exams in 2011.


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