hApp-e-tax VAT app comes to South Africa


The app is a mobile solution to VAT queries by enabling easy navigation through South African VAT legislation content.

A new VAT app called hApp-e-tax has been made available in South Africa. 

The app is a mobile solution to VAT queries for accountants, auditors, tax practitioners, lawyers and entrepreneurs who don’t have access to specialised teams. The app makes it easier to navigate through, fully understand and apply South African VAT legislation. 

The app includes the following acts:

  • VAT Act
  • Customs and Excise Act
  • Securities Transfer Tax Act
  • Estate Duty Act
  • Transfer Duty Act

It also enables users to access all the SARS published rulings and updates immediately when new tax legislation or SARS information is introduced. 

Users can also print directly from the app. 

hApp-e-tax CEO Herschel Alpert says: 

“It’s a major step forward from the hard copy books and online searches that have been available till now when searching for VAT information. I was inspired to develop this VAT app after the success of the hApp-e-tax income tax app which was released two years ago. With a great adoption rate and positive feedback, we had numerous requests to offer VAT and other indirect taxes, and with a few enhancements, we have managed to deliver exactly that.” 

The app is available to download for both IOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices, with a free 30-day trial. They then get to choose between the income tax version priced at R489 or the VAT and indirect taxes version for R379. They are also available together for R825. 

The app also offers corporate subscriptions, which allows employers to pay for an annual subscription for its employees, who then get to download the app for free. 

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