SARS desperate – goes after taxpayer who owes R0.49

SARS is getting desperate after suffering huge shortfalls, and is now auditing a large portion of taxpayers who need to receive refunds. This is according to the Rapport newspaper, which spoke to tax practitioners about changes at the revenue service. According to the newspaper, more salary earners are subjected to audits – while SARS takes […]
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Sars’ brand diminished by unskilled staff

For every step in the right direction, Sars manages to tumble down two. The Tax Ombud is slowly gaining ground in assisting taxpayers in resolving their tax differences with Sars. Unfortunately, these “tax differences” are frequently of Sars’ making, and as Sars slips further behind in the revenue target, so can we expect an exponential […]
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SARS feeds Guptas and ANC

A Parliamentary Question from the FF Plus regarding complaints received from the taxpayer (SARS) since the tax ombudsman came into existence indicates that everything is not well in SARS and that this service can become less and less trusted in dispute with Taxpayers themselves. Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus parliamentary spokesman for finance, asked […]
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Mashaba ‘still pissed off’ – businessman Reddy on City Power investigation

Mayor Herman Mashaba’s investigation into alleged corruption involving the city’s R1bn smart electricity meter tender is just petty politics, businessman Vivian Reddy said. Reddy is the owner of Edison Power which was awarded the billion rand tender to install smart meters throughout the municipality. The contract has been probed four times in the past by […]
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