22 August 2023 – SARS will outsource overdue debt that is older than five years to external third-party debt collectors from October 2023. The debt collectors will assist with overdue accounts where no active payment or attempts to make payment arrangements have been made. A list of debt collectors will published soon on this webpage.
Prior to this intervention, SARS is starting to notify the affected taxpayers of its intention to hand them over while affording them the opportunity to regularise their tax affairs. See the frequently asked questions that may help you in this process. Also see an example of the notice being sent here.