Members with the designation BAP(SA) will soon be able to practice as tax practitioners using their existing BAP(SA) designation. This means:

  • No extra membership fees, and
  • BAP(SA)s will be recognised as both an accounting officer and tax practitioner.

SAIBA has formally engaged SARS on becoming a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB). As an RCB SAIBA will be able to register BAP(SA)s as Tax Practitioners if the BAP:

  • Membership fees to SAIBA is fully paid and up to date.
  • Has obtained all the required CPD hours for the year including 15 tax related CPD hours per year.
  • Has submitted their CPD hours to SAIBA.
  • Has committed to the IFAC code of conduct, NOCLAR, and the SAIBA disciplinary process.
  • Has completed the SAIBA Annual Practicing Licence.
  • Is registered with both SAIBA and SARS.

Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act (TAA) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognised controlling body. It is a criminal offence not to register with both a recognised controlling body and SARS.

As a BAP(SA) the TAA requires you to register with SAIBA and SARS to become a tax practitioner if you are a natural person who:

SAIBA will continue to work closely with:

  • our sister body The South African Institute for Tax Professionals to provide tax technical support to members, and the
  • SAIBA CPD provider the SA Accounting Academy to provide CPD to members.

For more information on our “in process” RCB status contact: or call the office at 0126431800.