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Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011)

Chapter 9 : Dispute Resolution

Part B : Objection and appeal

107. Appeal against assessment or decision


(1) After delivery of the notice of the decision referred to in section 106(4), a taxpayer objecting to an assessment or "decision" may appeal against the assessment or "decision" to the tax board or tax court in the manner, under the terms and within the period prescribed in this Act and the "rules".


(2) A senior SARS official may extend the period within which an appeal must be lodged for—
(a) 21 business days, if satisfied that reasonable grounds exist for the delay; or
(b) up to 45 business days, if exceptional circumstances exist that justify an extension beyond 21 business days.


(3) A notice of appeal that does not satisfy the requirements of subsection (1) is not valid.


(4) If an assessment or "decision" has been altered under section 106(3), the assessment or "decision" as altered is the assessment or "decision" against which the appeal is noted.


(5) By mutual agreement, SARS and the taxpayer making the appeal may attempt to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution under procedures specified in the "rules".


(6) Proceedings on the appeal are suspended while the alternative dispute resolution procedure is ongoing.


(7) SARS may concede an appeal in whole or in part before—
(a) the matter is heard by the tax board or the tax court; or
(b) an appeal against a judgment of the tax court or higher court is heard.

[Section 107(7) inserted by section 60 of the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 21 of 2012)]