IGNORED BY SARS
There’s a lot of hype in the news about Sars needing to clamp down on tax evaders. A few years ago I contacted the Sars fraud line and reported a friend of my husband who’d been doing business without paying VAT or tax for a number of years. I gave them all his details, short of a photo. I was given a reference number but nothing happened.
Last year I phoned them again and was given a new reference number, but still nothing happened.
In the meantime he has registered another company under a different name after his wife divorced him, and is driving around in the latest model expensive car.
Again I phoned the Sars fraud line, only to be told they don’t have the manpower to follow up on these cases, and weren’t interested.
Surely if all of these complaints are seen to, the people who really need that extra bit of cash wouldn’t have to cough up for Sars’ failure.
And this is just one case! DISAPPOINTED, CENTURION