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Receiver wins battle against top model

The SARS has won a legal battle against swimsuit model Candice van der Merwe and won't have to repay her R44m.


House arrest for R17.36m SARS fraud

Vredenburg businessman Flip Roger Lambert – who defrauded SARS of R17.36m – has been sentenced to three years’ house arrest with community service.


Company directors in the dock for tax fraud

Two company directors accused of defrauding SARS appeared briefly in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court yesterday.


SARS wins R71m VAT case against Capitec

SARS has appealed an adverse ruling directly to the SCA, which yesterday overturned the Tax Court decision with costs, including the costs of two counsel.


Tax system's integrity upheld in customs triumph

The recent SCA decision in Commissioner for SARS v Dragon Freight ‘holds great importance for the integrity of the tax system in general and the collection of customs in particular’, says retired Competition Appeal Court Judge President Dennis Davis, now an adviser to the Commissioner of SARS.


R1.5bn tax assessment against family trust

A court case against a family, previously accused by SARS of tax evasion and fraud of more than R99m, received new impetus when the agency issued an assessment worth R1.5bn against one of their trusts.


Lawyer used late wife’s ID for tax returns – SARS

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has heard that a lawyer-turned-businessman – accused of being part of a scam that defrauded SARS of more than R100m – claimed tax returns using his dead wife’s particulars.


SARS disallowed most home office claims in 2021

SARS remains steadfast that the rules are the rules when it comes to claiming home office expenses, particularly for people who are employed.


Seven-year jail term for R11m tax fraudster

A Durban man who committed tax fraud amounting to R11.7m has been sentenced to seven years' direct imprisonment, the NPA said on Friday.


R28m tax fraud charges delay Vincent Smith trial

The voluminous docket in the new R28m tax fraud charges against former ANC MP Vincent Smith, which is in addition to his fraud and corruption charges involving former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi, has further delayed his case.


SARS to apologise to staff impacted by Moyane tenure

SARS will be providing more reparations and apologies to current and former employees impacted by governance failures during Tom Moyane's controversial tenure as commissioner, reports Fin24.


ANC fights to keep its affairs under wraps

The ANC is fighting to keep its tax affairs a secret after attempts by AfriForum to access its records dating back to 1994.


SARS plans real-time monthly collection

SARS plans to collect taxes from individuals on a real-time monthly basis, but several practical issues need to be addressed before then, according to Joon Chong, a partner at Webber Wentzel.


Magashule's son faces fraud charges

Ace Magashule’s oldest son, Tshepiso (38), faces charges of VAT fraud to the value of R436 882.


Sheriff instructed to attach ANC property

SARS has slapped the ANC with a major bill for unpaid taxes that it had to go to the High court to get paid. In December, the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) issued a civil judgment instructing the sheriff to attach assets to the value of R102m in 10 days.


Pretoria businessman convicted of tax evasion

Jerenique Bayard, who appeared in an infamous photograph alongside top SAPS supply chain members in Manchester United football T-shirts at Old Trafford, has pleaded guilty to not paying his tax.


SARS rejects majority of home office expense claims

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter told MPs on Friday that it has disallowed R1.8bn of the R2.9bn claims for home office expenses made to date in the 2021/2022 tax year.


Kaizer Chiefs boss under pressure over R60m bill

SARS wants to obtain a writ of execution against troubled Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung for failing to pay his R60m income tax bill.


Hospital directors assets seized over R52m tax debt

The directors of the Louis Pasteur Hospital in Pretoria have outstanding returns and a tax debt of R52m, according to a statement from SARS.


Judge lashes SARS for 'lies' and missed deadlines

After being slapped with an R8.4m tax bill, a company in the Western Cape followed the letter of the law in its attempts to challenge the assessment.





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