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2023/07/06      |  Written By:  Colonel P Nkwalase   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation based in Germiston served a 45-year-old suspect with summons (J175) to appear in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on allegation of tax fraud.

The suspect who is the director of an engineering company, provided services to the Department of Health in Limpopo in April 2020. Her company was reportedly paid an amount surpassing R17.5 million for the services.

It is alleged that the company failed to register for Value Added Tax (VAT) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), therefore contravened the Tax Administration Act and Value Added Tax Act. She is expected to appear in court on 24 July 2024.

Similarly on an unrelated matter, Jan Hendrick Neethling (68) appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Friday, 30 June 2023 facing charges of contravening the Tax Administration Act and Value Added Tax Act.  

It is alleged that Neethling on his capacity as a sole company director failed to submit the tax returns and VAT for the period between 2013 and 2016 for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 2018 to May 2022.

The case was postponed to 20 July 2023 for legal representation.