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12 years imprisonment for VAT fraudster

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A Cape Town man will serve 12 years effective imprisonment for large-scale Value Added Tax (VAT) fraud worth R15 million, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Johannes Tobias Wessels from Kraaifontein was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for fraud in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday. “Wessels fabricated invoices from five of his businesses […]




Cape Town men arrested for R110 million VAT fraud

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As tax season 2016 comes to an end, two men have been arrested for claiming R110 million VAT refunds for a non-existent business in Cape Town, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The business man and his accountant were arrested on Thursday morning. “The business man, his accountant and five connected closed corporations received […]