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

Chapter 2 : General Administration Provisions

Part F : Powers and duties of Tax Ombud

20. Resolution and recommendations


(1) The Tax Ombud must attempt to resolve all issues within the Tax Ombud’s mandate at the level at which they can most efficiently and effectively be resolved and must, in so doing, communicate with SARS officials identified by SARS.


(2) The Tax Ombud’s recommendations are not binding on  a taxpayer or SARS, but if not accepted by a taxpayer or SARS, reasons for such decision must be provided to the Tax Ombud within 30 days of notification of the recommendations and may be included by the Tax Ombud in a report to the Minister or the Commissioner under section 19.

[Section 20(2) substituted by section 52 of the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2016 (Act No. 16 of 2016)]