The law firm Webber Wentzel analyzed the tenth issue of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) tax statistics.
From the conclusions it appears that 37% of the tax collected in 2016/17 came from individual taxpayers. Of the 20 million registered taxpayers, only 6.3 million payers submitted tax assessments, as those who earn less than R350 000 do not submit tax returns.
Only 4.8 million assessments have been submitted, which means that almost 2.6 million returns are outstanding that could be a significant source of tax.
The original article can be found in Afrikaans at Die Vryburger