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Assets of two companies attached over combined R57-million in tax debts

Assets of two companies attached over combined R57-million in tax debts

Tshwane, 28 September 2021 – The assets of a logistics company that owed the South African Revenue Service (SARS) R39-million in unpaid taxes have been attached by the sheriff following a civil judgement and writ granted by the Pretoria High Court.

The Gauteng-based company, Raptosec Logistics (Pty) Ltd, had unpaid taxes due to SARS for PAYE returns that were submitted without payment.

SARS’ PAYE Rapid Response Team engaged the taxpayer on several occasions but the company’s compliance never improved. SARS then issued the company with a final demand on 7 July 2021.

In another case, the sheriff attached the assets of Edison Power Gauteng (Pty) Ltd. The electrical contracting company had an outstanding debt of R18-million due to PAYE returns submitted without payment.

SARS provides clarity and certainty to make it easy for taxpayers to comply with their legal obligations. At the same time, SARS has sharpened its capacity to detect non-compliance and make it costly for all taxpayers, including employers, that not paying the taxes due to SARS.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter reaffirmed SARS’ determination to uproot the culture of non-compliance that is deeply embedded in the operations of some companies.

“I exhort all taxpayers, especially employers, to refrain from this conduct that borders on criminality when they misuse taxes that by law should be paid over to SARS. SARS is absolutely committed to eradicating this culture, and it has deployed all necessary resources to ensure compliance,” Commissioner Kieswetter said.

For more information please contact SARS at [email protected]

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