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Tax Courts are not courts of law

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 April 2024
Tags: #Tax Law
After years of uncertainty, a full Bench of the High Court has ruled Tax Courts are not ‘courts of law’ and non-lawyers, including accountants, can represent taxpayers in any of the country’s Tax Courts.

PP denied access to Ramaphosa’s tax records

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Public Protector (PP) Kholeka Gcaleka has argued in court papers that neither the provisions of the law nor legal precedent allowed her leeway to challenge SARS’ refusal to give her insight into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tax records, reports the Mail & Guardian.

MTN wins SARS case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
MTN has successfully fended off allegations by SARS that it engaged in transfer pricing activities in its international operations, short-changing the tax agency.

SARS closes in on gold smugglers

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Tags: #Tax Law
SARS is closing in on companies it believes are key players in the gold-smuggling industry – an activity it said is bleeding the fiscus of bllions of rands.

Money-laundering ‘kingpin’ on the ropes

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 March 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Tax Law
The net is closing in on the man allegedly at the centre of SA’s massive gold and tobacco money laundering machine.

Gold export dealer loses SARS search and seizure appeal

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The SARS Illicit Economy unit has scored a victory in the SCA over the interpretation of the Tax Administration Act and warrants for search and seizure. The matter pertains to a raid on precious metals dealer, Bullion Star, in March 2022, after SARS obtained a warrant from the High Court in terms of section 59 of the Tax Administration Act (TAA) 28 of 2011.

SARS confirms R5bn Sasfin damages claim

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has confirmed it is suing Sasfin Bank for just shy of R5bn – more than half the bank’s balance sheet.

BP’s bid to appeal tax ruling dismissed

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
BP Southern Africa’s hopes of getting R224m in tax refunds from SARS were dashed on Friday when the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) refused it leave to appeal against a previous dismissal of its claim.

SARS rejects moves to release Zuma’s records

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says he won’t budge in his refusal to release former President Jacob Zuma’s tax records. This is despite a Constitutional Court ruling that blanket tax secrecy is unconstitutional.

EOH and SARS finally settle ‘legacy’ issues

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The EOH Group has agreed to pay SARS R112m to settle what it calls the last of the legacy issues that management has to deal with since taking over five years ago, reports Fin24.

How AI helped SARS claw back R210bn

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Tags: #Tax Law
The Minister of Finance last year allocated R1bn a year – for three years – to SARS for its modernisation programme.

SARS claims R4.87bn from Sasfin for damages

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has issued Sasfin Bank with a summons for more than R4.87 bn in damages, plus interest and costs due to the unpaid taxes of former clients, reports Fin24.

Bank going after troubled businessman’s assets

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Troubled businessman Leeroy Sidambe faces yet another financial hurdle as a commercial entity wants to cancel its business ventures with his company Sakhile Eweni and possibly auction his matrimonial home and luxury car.

Steinhoff exec to be tried for €26m tax evasion

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Tax Law
As SA investigators continue to drag their feet in charging anyone connected to Steinhoff, another executive who worked for the retailer is set to go on trial in Germany, this time for tax evasion, reports Fin24.

ConCourt reserves judgment in Coronation appeal

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS’ view of tax regulations regarding foreign subsidiaries’ exemption from income tax will ‘materially impede SA tax residents’ from competing on a level playing field in foreign markets.

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