Tell the truth, Mr Taxman
YOUR REPORT ON the SA Revenue Service (6 November) and its treatment of taxpayers reflects my surprise at its policy when I made a mistake in my tax return in a past tax year. I’m good with figures but I accidentally inserted the decimal point incorrectly in my travelling allowance claims. The result was an assessment of about R8 000 instead of a refund of about the same amount.
The very friendly Revenue official immediately saw in my file it had in fact picked up the mistake and that its auditors had already