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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 F : Applications on notice

52. Application provided for under rules

 

(1) A party who failed to obtain an extension of a period by agreement with the other party, the clerk or the registrar, as the case may be, under rule 4 may apply to the tax court under this Part for an order, on good cause shown—
(a) condoning the non-compliance with the period; and
(b) extending the period for the further period that the tax court deems appropriate.

 

(2) A taxpayer or appellant may apply to a tax court under this Part—
(a) if SARS fails to provide the reasons under rule 6 required to enable the taxpayer to formulate an objection under rule 7, for an order that SARS must provide within the period allowed by the court the reasons regarded by the court as required to enable the taxpayer to formulate the objection;
(b) if an objection is treated as invalid under rule 7, for an order that the objection is valid;
(c) if the period of time to lodge an objection to an assessment has not been extended by SARS under section 104(4) on request by the taxpayer under rule 7, for an order extending the period within which an objection must be lodged by a taxpayer;
(d) if the period of time to provide documents to substantiate an objection requested by SARS has not been extended under rule 8, for an order extending the period within which the information must be provided by the taxpayer; or
(e) if the period of time to lodge an appeal to an assessment has not been extended by SARS under section 107(2) of the Act on request by the taxpayer under rule 10, for an order extending the period within which an appeal must be lodged by an appellant.

 

(3) SARS may for purpose of rule 12 apply to a tax court under this Part for an order—
(a) that an objection or appeal be selected as test case;
(b) that an objection or appeal be stayed pending the determination of the test case;
(c) if in dispute, what are the issues that will be determined in the test case; or
(d) that a taxpayer or appellant requesting participation in the test case should not be allowed to do so.

 

(4) A taxpayer may apply, if SARS does not agree, to the tax court for an order that the judgment in a test case is not determinative of the issues in that taxpayer's objection or appeal and that the taxpayer may pursue its objection and appeal under these rules.

 

(5) A party to an agreement under rule 23 or a settlement under rule 24 pursuant to alternative dispute resolution proceedings under Part C, may apply to a tax court under this Part for an order that—
(a) the agreement or settlement be made an order of court; or
(b) if SARS fails to issue the assessment to give effect to an agreement or settlement within the period prescribed under rule 23(3) or 24(3), as the case may be, SARS must issue the assessment.

 

(6) A party who failed to deliver a statement as and when required under rule 31, 32 or 33, may apply to the tax court under this Part for an order condoning the failure to deliver the statement and the determination of a further period within which the statement may be delivered.

 

(7) A party seeking an amendment of a statement under rule 35, may apply to the tax court under this Part for an appropriate order, including an order concerning a postponement of the hearing.

 

(8) A person who is of the view that the issue of a subpoena under rule 27 or 43 constitutes an abuse of process may apply to the tax court under this Part for the withdrawal of the subpoena

 

(9) If a notice of withdrawal or concession is delivered under rule 46 after the appeal or application has been set down for hearing without a consent to pay the other party's costs, the aggrieved party may apply to the tax court under this Part for an order as to costs under section 130(1)(e).

 

(10) A party may apply to the tax court under this Part for an order as to the reconsideration of items or portions of items in a bill of costs taxed by the registrar or the person appointed to act as taxing master under rule 47 and whether items or portions of items in the bill of costs taxed may be allowed, reduced or disallowed.