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

Chapter 18 : Registration of Tax Practitioners and Reporting of Unprofessional Conduct

243. Complaint considered by controlling body


(1) The complaint is to be considered by the "controlling body" according to its rules.


(2) A hearing of the matter where details of a person's tax affairs will be disclosed, may be attended only by persons whose attendance, in the opinion of the "controlling body", is necessary for the proper consideration of the complaint.


(3) The "controlling body" and its members must preserve secrecy in regard to the information as to the affairs of a person as may be conveyed to them by SARS or as may otherwise come to their notice in the investigation of the complaint and must not communicate the information to a person other than the person concerned or the person against whom the complaint is lodged, unless the disclosure of the information is ordered by a competent court of law.