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Court orders seizure of R56m from crooked SAPS tender

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 25 May 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Tax Law
All credit balances and interest in the bank accounts of a SAPS supplier who faked that she was BEE compliant, and who scored a R56m contract to brand police vehicles, have been forfeited to the state under provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Poca).

Mkhwebane seeks ConCourt test of Zuma tax ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 14 May 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is adamant that SARS must be legally forced to hand over former President Jacob Zuma’s tax information to her – and has taken her battle to force the tax agency to do so to the Constitutional Court, notes legal writer Karyn Maughan in a Business Day report.

Telkom to appeal tax liability judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Telkom is taking its fight with SARS to the Constitutional Court, following an adverse judgment handed down in the SCA last month.

R849m bill makes SARS 'largest creditor' of Bosasa

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 12 March 2020
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS says if the Gauteng High Court granted a bid by the family of the late Gavin Watson to have six Bosasa companies placed under business rescue instead of being liquidated, it would be detrimental to the revenue service's ability to collect taxes.

Zuma confirms access to his tax records

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 06 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
Although former President Jacob Zuma has produced a last-minute affidavit allowing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane access to his tax records, the wider issue – whether confidential taxpayer information has to be handed over to the Public Protector when a subpoena is issued or whether, as SARS argues, it requires the written consent of the relevant taxpayer or a court order – must still be settled.

High stakes in clash between SARS and Mkhwebane

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
In a clash clearly driven by deep mistrust, SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter will this week square off against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in a case that centres on former President Jacob Zuma’s tax returns – and which the revenue service stresses could have far-reaching implications for ordinary taxpayers.

Kieswetter welcomes dismissal of Lifman appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says he is satisfied after judgment was handed down by the SCA dismissing with costs an application for leave to appeal by businessman Mark Lifman relating to his tax case against the service, says a News24 report.

SARS wins drawn out battle with businessman

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 March 2020
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation #Tax Law
A Cape Town businessman, whose model daughter raised eyebrows after getting an unsolicited ‘gift’ of $15.3m (about R237m) from an admirer, has been evicted from his home, says a TimesLIVE report.

Two convicted of R100m-plus VAT fraud scam

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 February 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Tax Law
The Western Cape High Court on Friday sentenced two Cape Town executives to prison for defrauding SARS of more than R100m.

Kieswetter turns up heat on Zuma tax records issue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 20 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has hit back at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s claims that former President Jacob Zuma is supporting her demands for access to his tax records.

New expat rules from March

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Tags: #Tax Law
South Africans working outside the country must prepare themselves for the new amendments to the Income Tax Act, set to come into effect from March 2020.

Campaigners want sugar duty on fruit juices

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Tags: #Tax Law
The non-profit Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) is lobbying the Treasury to raise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and expand the net to include fruit juices to increase its effect.

Trillian, Wood's assets attached by SARS

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 06 February 2020
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has attached the assets of state capture-linked firm Trillian and its sole director, Eric Wood. During a liquidation application brought by SARS and heard in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday, it emerged that the revenue service had appointed a curator to attach Trillian's and Wood’s assets.

Absa predicts VAT increase in Budget

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Tax Law
The government may have little choice but to hike VAT in the 26 February Budget as economic growth continues to struggle, weighing on the state’s ability to collect tax and meet the demands of SOEs, according to Absa’s prediction.

Zuma stays silent on taxpayer information

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 17 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former President Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records – despite a tweet from Zuma’s twitter account in November.

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