Controversial Cape Town businessman Mark Lifman has turned to the SCA after losing his latest bid to stop SARS from seizing his assets in order to recover outstanding taxes amounting to R388m.

According to a News24 report, yesterday, Lifman applied for leave to appeal to the SCA against the judgment handed down by Western Cape High Court Judge Elizabeth Baartman this week.

Baartman had dismissed his application for an order to halt SARS' execution orders, which would see the taxman seizing Lifman’s assets and auctioning them off to recover the tax debt.

She found that his objections to the assessments raised by SARS had been raised ‘belatedly and opportunistically’, as reported previously in Legalbrief Today.

Lifman has persistently contended that he is a victim of the so-called SARS ‘rogue unit’.

In the SCA notice, Lifman raised five grounds for appeal, which included Baartman’s interpretation around the provisions of the Tax Administration Act.

Lifman said the appeal raised constitutional issues.

Full News24 report