Governments provide public services such as police services and roads to the public. The government also pays the salaries of civil servants. The public does not pay directly for these goods and services or for the time of public servants when they visit government offices, but indirectly be means of taxation. The government must therefore regularly decide how much to spend, what to spend it on and how to finance its expenditure. This is the reason why we pay taxes. Here are celebrities who allegedly failed to pay their tax money.
It was reported the actress who plays Nthati in Dstv Gomora found herself accused of being on the wrong side of the law after SARS opened a case of fraud against her at Joburg Central police station in March. According to a police statement, Danke allegedly failed to submit her personal tax returns for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The tax evasion case of TV personality and businesswoman Bonang Matheba was struck off the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court roll in Johannesburg on Tuesday after she paid the tax man an undisclosed amount. Matheba briefly appeared before the court and signed an affidavit in which she admitted that she did not file her personal tax returns from 2008 to 2017.
Durban celebrity businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize’s long battle with the taxman has ended with the liquidation of her company, Zikhulise Cleaning Maintenance and Transport (ZCMT). In a precedent-setting judgment, the Gauteng High Court ordered that the company be liquidated and placed under final winding-up for failing to settle tax matters with SA Revenue Services (Sars). In its founding affidavit, Sars sets out that as at February 1, 2016, ZCMT was indebted to Sars in excess of R122 million, of which R50m was disputed by the company.
The taxman obtained a court judgment to attach musician and Idols SA presenter Unathi Nkayi's multi-million rand home for allegedly singing out of tune in her tax matters. According to the judgment, obtained at the high court in Joburg, Nkayi owed the SA Revenue Services (Sars) over R120,000 in income tax.The debt ballooned to R219,000 after Sars imposed R94,000 in administrative penalties.
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