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

Part X - Miscellaneous

67. Contract price or consideration may be varied according to rate of value-added tax

 

(1) Whenever the value-added tax is imposed for the first time in terms of this Act or the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) is increased in respect of any supply of goods or services in relation to which any agreement was entered into by the acceptance of an offer made before the tax was imposed for the first time in terms of this Act or the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) was increased, as the case may be, the vendor may, unless agreed to the contrary in any agreement in writing and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law, recover from the recipient, as an addition to the amounts payable by the recipient to the vendor, a sum equal to any amount payable by the vendor by way of the said tax or increase, as the case may be, and any amount so recoverable by the vendor shall, whether it is recovered or not, be accounted for by the vendor under the provisions of this Act as part of the consideration in respect of the said supply.

[Subsection (1) amended by section 104(1)(a) of Act No. 43 of 2014]

 

(2) Whenever the value-added tax is withdrawn or the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) is decreased in respect of any supply of goods or services in relation to which any agreement was entered into by the acceptance of an offer made before the tax was withdrawn or the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) was decreased, as the case may be, the vendor shall, unless agreed to the contrary in any agreement in writing and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law, reduce the amount payable to the vendor by the recipient by way of any consideration in which the amount of such tax was included, by a sum equal to the amount of the tax withdrawn or the amount by which the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) was decreased, as the case may be.

[Subsection (2) amended by section 104(1)(a) of Act No. 43 of 2014]

 

(3) Whenever the value-added tax is imposed for the first time in terms of this Act or withdrawn or the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1) is increased or decreased, as the case may be, in respect of any supply of goods or services subject to any fee, charge or other amount (whether it is a fixed, maximum or minimum fee, charge or other amount) prescribed by, or determined pursuant to, any Act or by any regulation or measure having the force of law, that fee, charge or other amount may be increased or shall be decreased, as the case may be, by the amount of tax or additional tax charged or chargeable or the amount of tax no longer charged or chargeable, as the case may be: Provided that this subsection shall not apply to any fee, charge or other amount if such fee, charge or other amount has been altered in any Act, regulation or measure prescribing or determining such fee, charge or other amount to take account of any imposition of tax for the first time in terms of this Act or withdrawal of such tax or increase or decrease in the rate of tax applicable under section 7(1): Provided further that this subsection shall not be construed so as to permit any further increase or require a further decrease, as the case may be, in a fee, charge or other amount referred to in this subsection, where such fee, charge or other amount is calculated as a percentage or fraction of another amount which represents the consideration in money for a taxable supply of goods or services, other than a taxable supply charged with tax at the rate or zero per cent or a supply which is an exempt supply.

[Subsection (3) amended by section 104(1)(b) of Act No. 43 of 2014]