The taxman has taken aim at dodgy tax advisers, revoking the licences of tax practitioners whose own tax affairs are noncompliant, and warning taxpayers not to take advice from those living on the edge of the law.

The warning from SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter came as the tax authority reported it collected R9.5bn more in the latest year than February’s budget estimates, extracting more than expected in corporate taxes and clamping down on refund fraud...

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