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

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Rules Promulgated under section 103 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011)

Part C : Alternative dispute resolution

18. Conflict of interest of facilitator

 

(1) A facilitator will not solely on account of his or her liability to tax and, if applicable, employment by SARS be regarded as having a personal interest or a conflict of interest in proceedings in which he or she is appointed to facilitate.

 

(2) A facilitator must withdraw from the proceedings as soon as the facilitator becomes aware of a conflict of interest which may give rise to bias which the facilitator may experience with the matter concerned or other circumstances that may affect the facilitator's ability to remain objective for the duration of the proceedings.

 

(3) Either party may request the senior SARS official who appointed the facilitator to withdraw the facilitator on the basis of conflict of interest or other indications of bias and, if the parties so agree, appoint a new facilitator to continue the proceedings.