Defaulting taxpayers to be prosecuted for outstanding returns – Sars

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Monday that it has embarked on a new initiative with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute non-compliant taxpayers, including prominent South Africans, who have failed to submit returns.

Sars said that the taxpayers who are found guilty will end up with a criminal record.

The initiative has already seen its first conviction in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal last week when a company’s representative was ordered to submit all the outstanding returns.

A representative of SPS Distributors paid an admission of guilt fine of R5,600 in the Port Shepstone Regional Court for non-submission …read more