The DA looks forward to the appointment of the Tax Ombud by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tomorrow, Monday 30 September. This is the effective deadline for the appointment of the position in terms of the Tax Administration Act.
Section 259 of the Tax Administration Act of 2011 requires the Minister to appoint a person as Tax Ombud under section 14 within one year of the commencement date of the Act - 1 October 2012.
We trust that the Finance Minister has identified a suitable candidate to deal with the legitimate concerns that taxpayers may have with SARS, and will comply with the Act.
Tim Harris, Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance