If you haven’t been paying, or have been underpaying, your tax, it appears you have every right to be worried. There is a new guard at the tax authority and by all accounts there will be a strict return to compliance with the law.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted the recommendation and appointed Edward Kieswetter as Sars commissioner in March, he said: “We have every confidence that Mr Kieswetter has the experience, integrity and skills required to turn Sars around by restoring revenue collection, redirecting operations toward innovation, developing future leaders for the organisation, and restoring Sars’s credibility and integrity.”

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