CAPE TOWN - The South African Revenue Services (Sars) has released the names of taxpayers who have been convicted and sentenced for failing to submit their tax returns.
Earlier on, the tax collector confirmed that ten taxpayers, including former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise, had been convicted and sentenced since April for failure to submit outstanding tax returns.
Sars announced in April that it was embarking upon an initiative with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to enforce compliance by prosecuting taxpayers who have failed to submit their tax or VAT returns, after continuous communication with the relevant taxpayers did not yield the required results.
Fines ranging from R2 000 to R20 000, as well as an admission of guilt fines, have been handed down by the courts.
These taxpayers have now submitted their outstanding returns.
Below is full list of the 10 people on Sars' name and shame list:
Mr Anapurani Samson Joseph representing Tidal Investments CC in Port Shepstone
Mr Christopher John Fletcher
Mr Farhad Ebrahim Limalia representing Aquawood Linen CC in Durban
Mr Michael Sonnyboy Moloi and Ms Regina Pulane representing Happy Recordings and Transcriptions CC in Johannesburg
Mr Niraj Ramral representing SPS Distributors Pty Ltd in Port Shepstone
Mr Pieter Yzelle Morrison representing Taxkon Ficksburg (PTY)Ltd
Mr Sivalingam Govender Trading as Trans SA in Durban
Mr Thinyane Duncan Leboea representing Qwaqwa Funeral Parlour CC
Mr Tsholofelo Teko Modise
“The taxpayers who have been convicted now have a criminal record, as it is a criminal offence not to submit a tax return within the prescribed time for any of the tax types a taxpayer is registered for in terms of the Tax Administration Act,” said Sars in a statement.