​What is Tax Crime?

Tax crime is manifested in many forms. Here are some prime examples:

  • People don’t declare income in order to not pay the tax on that income.
  • People lie about their expenses to reduce the tax they pay. For example they may lie about their business mileage, business expenses or even medical contributions.
  • People simply don’t submit a tax return to SARS or fail to truthfully respond to our questions.
  • Employers sometimes deduct tax from employees and never pay it over to SARS.
  • Businesses sometimes charge VAT and never pay it over to SARS.
  • Entities submit fraudulent invoices in an attempt to obtain undue (fraudulent) refunds (Income Tax and VAT).
  • Individuals do not register for tax purpose to evade paying their dues.
  • Individuals do not submit their returns in order to evade paying taxes due to SARS.
Last Updated: 22/04/2016 2:38 PM     print this page
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