- Jan 22, 2015
One would think that SARS will try and win back the average Schmo's confidence by ensuring tax audits on those mentioned in all the corruption scandals and making sure the average Schmo is made aware that the guilty culprits face jail time? SARS does disclose certain details on their website regarding their tax evasion investigations...one would think they would state when politically connected individuals (no names need be mentioned) are successfully charged and sentenced for tax evasion right? Win back the public...Some went to court, some were leaked, and with some you only heard the taxpayer's side. SARS however is bound by an oath of secrecy and an official disclosing confidential information in an illegal manner can get jail time.