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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Calculate and record value added tax transactions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117424  Calculate and record value added tax transactions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Mngment Stud 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able to calculate and record Value Added Tax transactions. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Accounting NQF level 2
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A person may exhibit this competence in the private and/ or the public sector. VAT returns. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and identify VAT concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Define value-added tax (VAT) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Define input and output tax 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Define and identify various VAT rates 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Current rate, zero rate and exempt
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate VAT on basic transactions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Purchase and sale of goods, petrol, stationery, refreshments, telephone, general operating transactions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    VAT calculations are correctly applied for basic transactions which are exclusive of VAT 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Not zero rate or exempt
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    VAT calculations are correctly applied for basic transactions which are inclusive of VAT 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Calculate VAT correctly taking trade discounts into account 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record VAT on basic transactions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Purchase and sale of goods, petrol, stationery, refreshments, telephone, general operating transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    VAT received and paid is recorded in the appropriate journals and books 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cash Receipts and Cash Payment Journals/Cash Book, Petty Cash Journal/Petty Cash Book, Debtor/Sales and Creditor/Purchases Journals, Debtors Allowances/Sales Returns and Creditors Allowances/Purchases returns Journals
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Totals are posted to the VAT control account 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    VAT control account is balanced to determine the VAT payable/receivable amount 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Discrepancies are investigated and rectified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete relevant documentation for the receiver of revenue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    SARS return form for VAT is correctly identified and completed according to SARS requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Requisition for total payment due to SARS is completed and authorised if applicable 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Completed form and payment (if applicable) is forwarded to SARS by due date 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documents are filed according to business policy and accounting practice 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • The Business Environment
  • Accounting techniques
  • The organisation
  • Reports and returns
  • Administration of VAT 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Legal Requirements:
  • Basic law and practice relating to
  • Registration requirements
  • Form of VAT invoices
  • SARS requirements

    Terminology:
  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
  • GRAP - Generally Recognised Accounting Practices
  • SARS - South African Revenue Services
  • VAT - Value Added Tax 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58375   National Certificate: Bookkeeping  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  49089   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Institute of Business Management 
    3. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 



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