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

Part VI - Payment, Recovery and Refund Tax

38. Manner in which tax shall be paid

 

(1) Subject to the provisions of section 7(3)(d) and section 13(5)and (6), the tax payable under this Act must be paid in full within the time allowed by section 14 or section 28 or section 29, whichever is applicable.

 

(2) Where the Commissioner is satisfied that due to circumstances beyond the control of the person liable for the payment of the tax the amount of tax due cannot be accurately calculated within the time allowed by section 14 or section 28 or section 29, whichever is applicable, the Commissioner may in his discretion and subject to such conditions as he may impose, agree to accept a payment of a deposit by such person of an amount equal to the estimated liability of such person for such tax.

 

(3) Such payment shall be deemed to be a provisional payment in respect of the liability of the said person for such tax, as finally determined, and when such liability is so determined any amount paid in excess shall be refundable to such person and any amount short-paid shall be recoverable from him.