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Value-Added Tax Act, 1991 (Act No. 89 of 1991)

Part VIII : Special Provisions

53. Death or insolvency of vendor


(a) Where, after the death of any vendor or the sequestration of his estate, any enterprise previously carried on by the vendor continues to be carried on by or on behalf of the executor or trustee of his estate or anything is done in connection with the termination of the enterprise, the estate of the vendor, as represented by the executor or trustee, as the case may be, shall for the purposes of this Act be deemed to be a vendor in respect of the enterprise.
(b) Where the provisions of paragraph (a) are applicable, the deceased vendor and his estate or the vendor whose estate is sequestrated and his estate, as the case may be, shall, as respects the enterprise in question, be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be one and the same person.


(2) Where a mortgagee is in possession of any land or other property previously mortgaged by the mortgagor, being a vendor, and the mortgagee carries on any enterprise of the mortgagor in relation to such land or other property, the mortgagee shall, from the date on which the mortgagee took possession of that land or other property, until such time as the mortgagee ceases to be in possession of that land or other property, be deemed, to the extent that the mortgagee carries on such enterprise, to be a vendor.