SARS’ Letter of Demand: The warning-shot to NEVER be Ignored

Receiving a Letter of Demand from SARS is never to be ignored, and often, where the correct response is not timeously delivered, spells the beginning of the end for the recipient taxpayer!

In their war on non-compliance, the revenue collector issues scores of final demands on a daily basis, effectively serving as a “warning-shot” or last chance, for taxpayers to remedy the non-compliance detected. Failure to do so may lead to SARS imposing severe punitive measures, including taking civil judgement against the defaulting taxpayer, or even criminal prosecution.

Jashwin Baijoo

Head of Strategic Engagement & Compliance