SARS NOTICE: POSSIBLE TAXPAYER HANDOVER TO EXTERNAL DEBT COLLECTORS

Attention all tax practitioners! The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has initiated the process of notifying taxpayers with outstanding debts that are older than five years about its intention to involve external third-party debt collectors starting in October. This proactive step by SARS aims to address overdue accounts where repeated attempts at contact and debt resolution have not yielded results. While SARS has diligently pursued options for debt settlement, taxpayers who have not responded or formalised payment arrangements may now face the involvement of external collectors. To understand the intricacies of this announcement, read the full notice here: