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

Chapter 8 : Assessments

95. Estimation of assessments

 

(1) SARS may make an original, additional, reduced or jeopardy assessment based in whole or in part on an estimate if the taxpayer
(a) does not submit a return;
(b) submits a return or relevant material that is incorrect or inadequate; or
(c) does not submit a response to a request for relevant material under section 46, in relation to the taxpayer, after delivery of more than one request for such material.

[Section 95(1) substituted by section 29(a) of  the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2020 (Act No. 24 of 2020), GG44080, dated 20 January 2021]

 

(2) SARS must make the estimate based on information readily available to it.

 

(3) If the taxpayer is unable to submit an accurate return, a senior SARS official may agree in writing with the taxpayer as to the amount of tax chargeable and issue an assessment accordingly, which assessment is not subject to objection or appeal.

 

(4) The making of an assessment under subsection (1) does not detract from the obligation to submit a return or the relevant material.

[Section 95(4) inserted by section 29(b) of  the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2020 (Act No. 24 of 2020), GG44080, dated 20 January 2021]

 

(5) An assessment under subsection (1) is not subject to objection or appeal, unless the taxpayer—
(a) submits the return referred to in subsection (1)(a); or
(b) submits the response to the request referred to in subsection (1)(c),

and SARS does not issue a reduced or additional assessment.

[Section 95(5) inserted by section 29(b) of  the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2020 (Act No. 24 of 2020), GG44080, dated 20 January 2021]

 

(6) The taxpayer in relation to whom the assessment under subsection (1) has been issued may, within 40 business days from the date of assessment, request SARS to issue a reduced assessment or additional assessment by submitting a true and full return or the relevant material.

[Section 95(6) inserted by section 29(b) of  the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2020 (Act No. 24 of 2020), GG44080, dated 20 January 2021]

 

(7) A senior SARS official may extend the period referred to in subsection (6) within which the return or relevant material must be submitted, for a period not exceeding the relevant period referred to in section 99(1).

[Section 95(7) inserted by section 29(b) of  the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2020 (Act No. 24 of 2020), GG44080, dated 20 January 2021]