SARS has completed the initial phase of matching information obtained through international exchange of information procedures with the SARS taxpayer database. This matching confirms that some accountholders may have used their accounts to evade South African tax liabilities.
Account holders who want to make use of the VDP programme are encouraged to submit their applications to the VDP unit on or before 12 August 2015. In the meantime SARS will continue analysing the data available to it, enhancing its audit capacity and will be ready to commence issuing audit notification letters from 13 August 2015.
Detailed information about the VDP application process as well as the penalty relief and protection against criminal prosecution provided under this Programme is available at Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) | South African Revenue Service (sars.gov.za)
The contact details of the VDP Unit are:
Telephone: 0800 864 613 (Hours: 08h00 – 16h00)
Email: [email protected]
Physical Address: VDP Unit, South African Revenue Service, Gramick Office Park, 281 Middel Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0001
GPS Coordinates: S25.77147° E28.23179°