Thank you for your personal criticism on the quality of my posts in general.
If you are suggesting that it is your opinion that the interests of the lay public are best served by unqualified persons passing themselves off to the unsuspecting public as being qualified experts, thereby misleading them, you are entitled to your opinion.
However, I would suggest that the Code of Ethics of the national and provincial bodies discourage that view.
Yes, I “sprout rules” - Tax work is all about “rules” - in fact specifically codified into “tax law”.
At the very least, such clients/public should be clearly informed at the start of such an engagement of the qualifications and experience (or lack thereof) by the person so hired, and the legal consequences of getting it wrong. Referral to someone else in any particular case may well be necessary.
In particular, tax work has substantially more legal consequences than assisting someone with their lego building project.
And please note, lest I be misunderstood, these are general comments in relation to your criticism of my posts, and are otherwise not related to this thread in any way.
Thank you for your concern.
Please feel free to post corrections to any of my posts that you may believe to be incorrect - you may well be able to phrase things better in such cases.