Serving Hard Time for Serious Tax Offences – Taxpayers Beware SARS’ Bolstered Prosecution Powers

The Johannesburg High Court handed down an unfathomable sentence of a cumulative 205 years behind bars to a “VAT Fraud Syndicate” in April 2024! Broken down, individual sentences ranged from 5 years to 65 years, for fraudulent VAT claims from SARS, estimated at over R200 million.

Jashwin Baijoo

Head of Strategic Engagement & Compliance