There are no important tax deadlines for December, so let’s look at some potentially great news for taxpayers.
Could the “pay now, argue later” principle be repealed?
The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) has recommended that taxpayers be given a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TBOR). Some twelve years ago, SARS drafted its first Taxpayer Service Charter but this has never been issued in final form.
Not only will it align South Africa with best practices but it will improve trust between the taxpayer and SARS, which is essential to stopping the slide in taxpayer morality.
The DTC also points out that the tax system is subject to the Constitution. In this spirit, it makes recommendations that if adopted will make taxpayers happy, such as:
As it is the season of good cheer, let’s hope the TBOR gets adopted!