Tell the truth, Mr Tax­man

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

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

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