If everyone paid their tax, SA would not be in such a dire fiscal situation and would be better equipped to tackle the coronavirus crisis and other pressing social needs.

Reducing the tax gap — the difference between what the SA Revenue Service (Sars) receives in taxes and what it should get — is one of the main objectives of Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter as he tries to restore the institution to its glory after it was gutted under the leadership of his predecessor, Tom Moyane, former president Jacob Zuma’s ally...

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