The issue is relevant to tax advisors because some tax advisors are legally trained and have either been enrolled as an Attorney or an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, while others may be Chartered Accountants or members of other professional accounting bodies. Clients often enquire as to whether an accountant's client is entitled to claim legal professional privilege.
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Tax practitioners who are under statutory regulation by another relevant statutory body (e.g. the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors) or who are regulated by the High Court of South Africa (i.e. the legal profession) will be required to register in terms of the revised draft Bill but will be subject to the disciplinary and other procedures of the other body.