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SARS on way to recovery from state capture

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter yesterday said there were encouraging signs of progress at the organisation, but there was still a long way to go.

SARS fails to persuade SCA on claim against Levi's

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS is not entitled to claim nearly R140m from jeans maker Levi Strauss, the SCA has ruled – even if some of Levi's tax calculations are dubious.

VAT fraudsters on the run for eight years re-arrested

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Tax Law
Two men have been rearrested after being on the run from the law for eight years. According to a report in The Citizen, the suspects were arrested about 17 years ago for their involvement in a refund for a false VAT input claim to the value of R2.7m.

SCA dismisses Massmart’s R1bn tax refund bid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Tax Law
The SCA has ruled that Massmart could not claim nearly R1bn worth of losses from the taxman for a share incentive scheme implemented 20 years ago for senior managers.

Is it a machine? No, it's a cellphone!

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law #Tax Law
Samsung has come out on the wrong end of a dispute with SARS over import duties on cellphones at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

Ruling not a ‘silver bullet' on SARS disputes

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Absa’s recent court victory fuelled hope that taxpayers could bypass the protracted and prohibitively expensive dispute-resolution process when engaging in battle with SARS.

Absa scores a win for all in SARS dispute

By Daily News Published on Monday, 15 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
In a legal victory that could save companies time and possibly money, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) affirmed Absa’s contention that it can bypass a mandated ‘protracted slog’ through a dispute resolution mechanism to resolve a difference with SARS.

SARS gets preservation order against luxury car-lover

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has confirmed a section 163 (preservation) order granted to SARS in September last year against luxury car-loving businessman Thabiso Hamilton Ndlovu and several companies that have been described by the presiding judge as ‘mere fronts’.

Call for home security costs to be tax deductible

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Tax Law
TLU South Africa has launched a campaign for the cost of high walls, security cameras, burglar alarms, electric fences, razor wire, armed-response services, guard dogs, home insurance and expenses of home security measures and equipment to be tax deductible.

Alcohol, tobacco sales bans have backfired

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 February 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Health Care & Social #Tax Law
Government’s imposition of temporary bans on tobacco and alcohol sales was intended to curtail the consumption of tobacco and alcohol during the pandemic.

SARS can now move against super-rich dodgers

By Daily News Published on Friday, 29 January 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
‘The days of wealthy taxpayers’ tax compliance status not being fully tested by SARS are well and truly over,’ says ENSafrica’s tax department head Peter Dachs.

Bobroffs says state can't touch their millions

By Daily News Published on Friday, 15 January 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Tax Law
The state cannot claim the millions in the Israeli bank accounts of fraud-accused attorneys Ronald and Darren Bobroff because it was the same money for which it granted them amnesty three years ago for sending out of the country unlawfully during apartheid.

SARS ordered to repay wrongfully collected tax

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered SARS to refund Ferrari Logistics, from which it wrongfully collected more than R1m from its bank account by means of a third-party appointment.

Businessman takes on SARS over confiscated gold coins

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga Sadiqi is taking SARS to court, claiming it confiscated Kruger gold coins worth an estimated R600m, personal jewellery, watches and cellphones from him.

SARS bins advocate's 'rogue unit' report

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has effectively binned the controversial report penned by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane that culminated in a purge of high-level officials from the agency, symbolically knocking the final nail into the coffin of the discredited ‘rogue unit’ narrative, says a Business Day report.

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