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Revenue Laws Amendment Act, No. 74 of 2002

Long title


To amend the Marketable Securities Tax Act, 1948, so as to take into account the consequential amendments as a result of the amendment to the corporate restructuring rules; to amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1949, so as to amend certain definitions to ensure that the acquisition of a contingent right in a trust and the acquisition of shares in certain companies are subject to transfer duty; to provide that the person disposing of the contingent right or shares in the company and the trustee and public officer of the company shall be jointly and severably liable for the duty; and to provide for consequential amendments as a result of the amendments to the corporate restructuring rules in the Income Tax Act, 1962; to amend the Estate Duty Act, 1955, so as to delete certain words in section 4 that have unintended consequences; to amend the Income Tax Act, 1962, so as to insert certain definitions; to amend certain definitions; to effect certain amendments in consequence of the introduction of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002; to ensure that certain discretionary powers of the Commissioner are subject to objection and appeal; to further regulate the provisions relating to secrecy; to further regulate the provisions relating to a credit against normal tax of taxes paid to the government of a foreign country; to further regulate the provisions relating to allowances and advances paid to an employee by his or her employer and to provide specific guidance on the deemed daily expenses in respect of meals and incidental costs: to further regulate the provisions that deem certain income to be from a source in the Republic: to move the provisions relating to funds that may as a result of the currency or other restrictions of a foreign country not be remitted to the Republic into a separate section; to further regulate the provisions relating to controlled foreign companies; to further regulate the taxation of foreign dividends; to further regulate the taxation for foreign equity instruments; to delete an exemption which is already provided for elsewhere; to further regulate the exemption of remuneration earned offshore where a person is outside the Republic for a specific period: to withdraw an exemption granted in respect of an entity which has ceased its operations; to repeal provisions relating to marketing expenditure for exporters which is no longer in use; to further regulate the strategic investment incentive provisions: to address an anomaly in section 22(8) which resulted in capital assets now becoming trading stock and to avoid potential double taxation; to insert certain definitions in the provisions relating to the taxation of film owners; to further regulate the taxation of gains and losses on foreign exchange transactions: to further regulate the determination of taxable income in foreign currency; to provide that the final withholding tax shall not apply in respect of royalties paid to any controlled foreign company; to effect certain consequential amendments resulting from the changes to the residence basis of taxation; to further regulate the provisions relating to company formations, share-for-share transactions, amalgamation transactions, intra-group transactions, unbundling transactions and liquidation distributions; to further regulate the provisions relating to secondary tax on companies and the provisions deeming certain distributions to be dividends; to provide for certain consequential amendments that arose after the amendment to the tax period for farmers, fishers and diamond diggers; to effect certain changes to the provisions relating to the submission of annual income tax returns; to further regulate the provisions relating to record keeping to ensure that the Commissioner may prescribe the electronic form in which such records may be retained; to extend the record keeping provisions to apply to all persons who are required to render a return and to extend the period to five years to align the record keeping provisions; to extend the period of imprisonment for certain offences committed in terms of the Income Tax Act, 1962; to clarify the provisions relating to estimated assessments where foreign funds are held or assets are held offshore which have not been declared or accounted for; to insert a new section to make provision for the withdrawal of assessments; to clarify the provisions relating to the jurisdiction of the courts; to amend a definition to ensure that certain allowances will not form part of Standard Income Tax on Employees; to exclude from tax allowances, benefits and privileges of a person stationed outside the Republic and employed by the national or provincial public entity substantially funded by Parliament where the benefits and privileges are attributable to the official’s services rendered outside the Republic; to provide for certain amendments to the capital gains tax provisions contained in the Eighth Schedule and certain consequential amendments as a result of these amendments; to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to amend provisions relating to the entry and removal of goods in bond; to insert provisions relating to the manufacture, storage, disposal and use of biofuel; to include the convention on the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System as one of the instruments to which the interpretation of Part 1 of Schedule 1 shall be subject, to extend the scope of section 50 by including other non-customs and excise related conventions and agreements in respect of which the Commissioner may disclose information which may be in international, regional or national public interest, to provide for the establishment of joint land border posts and the mutual administration thereof by the Commissioner and the customs authority of the adjoining state, to provide for the circumstances where various licensees obtain goods from manufacturing warehouses in addition to the existing procedure for such a procedure in respect of storage warehouses, to provide for the licensing of certain distributors of fuel who are not also licensed manufacturers, to provide for the circumstance where an applicant for a refund of duty is unable to prove payment of duty; to restate and amend in respect of agents provisions relating to the liability and termination of liability; to link the fixing of the rate at which interest may be charged to the determination of the rate by the Minister of Finance; to amend the provisions relating to a lien in respect of a debt due to the State; provide for a lien on the right, title and interest of a customs debtor in anything subject to a lien which is the subject of a Credit Agreement and matters with regard to the filing of any statement with the clerk or registrar of a competent court for the recovery of such debt; to amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1968, so as to provide for certain consequential amendments as a result of the amendments to the corporate restructuring rules in the Income Tax Act, 1962; to amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to introduce provisions relating to the electronic signature on documents, to provide that section 105 applies in addition to the jurisdiction provisions contained in other legislation, to re-introduce an exemption from VAT in respect of goods at which a flat rate of customs duty is levied in lieu of VAT and specific customs duties; to amend the Uncertificated Securities Tax Act, 1998, so as to provide for certain consequential amendments as a result of the amendment to the corporate reorganisation rules in the Income Tax Act, 1962; to amend the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999, so as to provide that interest must only be calculated from the day following the last day for payment; and to clarify the provisions relating to jurisdiction of the courts; to amend the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2000, so as to clarify the date of commencement of section 4 of that Act; to amend the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2001, so as to provide for the date of commencement of section 3 to be retroactive; to amend the Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001, so as to provide correct an error in the Afrikaans text; to amend the Second Revenue Laws Amendment Act, 2001, so as to provide for the alignment of section 134 with section 71(1) of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2001; to provide for the short title and commencement of the Act; to effect certain textual and consequential changes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 3 of Act 32 of 1948...
2. Amendment of section 1 of Act 40 of 1949...
3. Amendment of section 3 of Act 40 of 1949...
4. Amendment of section 9 of Act 40 of 1949...
5. Amendment of section 4 of Act 45 of 1955...
6. Amendment of section 1 of Act 58 of 1962...
7. Amendment of section 3 of Act 58 of 1962...
8. Amendment of section 4 of Act 58 of 1962...
9. Amendment of section 6quat of Act 58 of 1962...
10. Amendment of section 7 of Act 58 of 1962...
11. Amendment of section 8 of Act 58 of 1962...
12. Amendment of section 9 of Act 58 of 1962...
13. Insertion of section 9A of Act 58 of 1962
14. Substitution of section 9D of Act 58 of 1962
15. Substitution of section 9E of Act 58 of 1962
16. Amendment of section 9F of Act 58 of 1962...
17. Amendment of section 9G of Act 58 of 1962...
18. Amendment of section 10 of Act 58 of 1962...
19. Amendment of section 11 of Act 58 of 1962...
20. Repeal of section 11bis of Act 58 of 1962
21. Amendment of section 12E of Act 58 of 1962...
22. Amendment of section 12G of Act 58 of 1962...
23. Amendment of section 20 of Act 58 of 1962...
24. Amendment of section 22 of Act 58 of 1962...
25. Amendment of section 24F of Act 58 of 1962...
26. Amendment of section 24H of Act 58 of 1962...
27. Amendment of section 24I of Act 58 of 1962...
28. Substitution of section 25D of Act 58 of 1962...
29. Amendment of section 27 of Act 58 of 1962...
30. Amendment of section 29A of Act 58 of 1962...
31. Amendment of section 30 of Act 58 of 1962...
32. Amendment of section 35 of Act 58 of 1962...
33. Amendment of section 38 of Act 58 of 1962...
34. Substitution for Part III of Chapter 2 of Act 58 of 1962...
35. Amendment of section 56 of Act 58 of 1962..
36. Amendment of section 64B of Act 58 of 1962...
37. Amendment of section 64C of Act 58 of 1962...
38. Amendment of section 66 of Act 58 of 1962...
39.. Amendment of section 69 of Act 58 of 1962...
40. Substitution of section 70A of Act 58 of 1962...
41. Substitution of section 71 of Act 58 of 1962
42. Amendment of section 72A of Act 58 of 1962...
43. Amendment of section 73A of Act 58 of 1962...
44. Amendment of section 73B of Act 58 of 1962...
45. Amendment of section 75 of Act 58 of 1962...
46. Amendment of section 77 of Act 58 of 1962...
47. Amendment of section 78 of Act 58 of 1962...
48. Insertion of section 79B of Act 58 of 1962
49. Amendment of section 89quat of Act 58 of 1962...
50. Amendment of section 101 of Act 58 of 1962...
51. Amendment of section 104 of Act 58 of 1962...
52 Substitution of section 105 of Act 58 of 1962
53. Amendment of section 106 of Act 58 of 1962...
54. Amendment of section 107 of Act 58 of 1962...
55. Amendment of paragraph 5 of First Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
56. Amendment of paragraph 11B of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
57. Amendment of paragraph 14 of the Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
58. Amendment of paragraph 18 of Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
59. Amendment of paragraph 21 of the Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
60. Repeal of paragraph 22 of the Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962
61. Repeal of paragraph 26 of the Fourth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
62. Amendment of paragraph 1 of Seventh Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
63. Amendment of paragraph 1 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
64. Amendment of paragraph 2 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
65. Amendment of paragraph 4 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
66. Amendment of paragraph 10 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
67. Amendment of paragraph 11 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
68. Amendment of paragraph 12 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
69. Amendment of paragraph 13 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
70. Amendment of paragraph 14 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
71. Amendment of paragraph 20 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
72. Amendment of paragraph 24 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
73. Substitution of paragraph 25 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
74. Amendment of paragraph 26 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
75. Amendment of paragraph 27 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
76. Amendment of paragraph 29 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
77. Amendment of paragraph 30 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
78. Amendment of paragraph 31 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
79. Amendment of paragraph 32 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
80. Amendment of paragraph 33 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
81. Amendment of paragraph 38 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
82. Amendment of paragraph 40 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
83. Amendment of paragraph 41 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
84. Substitution of paragraph 43 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
85. Amendment of paragraph 51 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
86. Amendment of paragraph 53 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
87. Amendment of paragraph 55 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962..
88. Amendment of paragraph 56 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
89. Amendment of paragraph 57 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
90. Substitution of paragraph 61 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
91. Substitution of paragraph 63 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
92. Insertion of paragraph 64A of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962
93. Substitution of section 67A of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
94. Amendment of paragraph 72 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
95. Amendment of paragraph 74 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
96. Amendment of paragraph 76 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
97. Amendment of paragraph 78 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
98. Amendment of paragraph 79 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
99. Substitution of paragraph 81 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
100. Substitution of Part XIII of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
101. Amendment of paragraph 86 of Eighth Schedule to Act 58 of 1962...
102. Amendment of section 18 of Act 91 of 1964...
103. Insertion of section 37B of Act 91 of 1964
104. Amendment of section 47 of Act 91 of 1964..
105. Amendment of section 50 of Act 91 of 1964...
106. Insertion of section 50A in Act 91 of 1964
107. Amendment of section 61 of Act 91 of 1964...
108. Insertion of section 64F of Act 91 of 1964
109. Amendment of section 75 of Act 91 of 1964...
110. Amendment of section 99 of Act 91 of 1964...
111. Amendment of section 105 of Act 91 of 1964...
112. Amendment of section 114 of Act 91 of 1964...
113. Amendment of Item 15 of Schedule 1 to Act 77 of 1968...
114. Amendment of section 1 of Act 89 of 1991...
115. Amendment of section 2 of Act 89 of 1991...
116. Amendment of section 6 of Act 89 of 1991...
117. Amendment of section 12 of Act 89 of 1991...
118. Amendment of section 28 of Act 89 of 1991...
119. Amendment of section 58 of Act 89 of 1991...
120. Substitution of section 70 of Act 89 of 1991
121. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 89 of 1991...
122. Amendment of section 6 of Act 31 of 1998...
123. Substitution of section 11 of Act 9 of 1999
124. Substitution of section 20A of Act 9 of 1999...
125. Amendment of section 4 of Act 30 of 2000
126. Amendment of section 3 of Act 5 of 2001
127. Amendment of section 51 of Act 19 of 2001...
128. [...repealed by Act 2003_045_218 - was entitled "Amendment of section 118 of Act 60 of 2001"]
129. Amendment of section 134 of Act 60 of 2001
130. Short title and commencement

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