VDP: THE IRONY OF SARS’ MEDIA RELEASE OF 11 MARCH 2021
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VDP: THE IRONY OF SARS’ MEDIA RELEASE OF 11 MARCH 2021

In a recent case[1] a taxpayer approached the High Court to review a decision by SARS to reject the taxpayer’s application for relief under the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP). SARS rejected the taxpayer’s application because, inter alia, the taxpayer’s application was not voluntary and one of the requirements for relief is that the application must...

VDP APPLICATION REJECTED: NOW WHAT?
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VDP APPLICATION REJECTED: NOW WHAT?

Most taxpayers and tax practitioners are by now familiar with the Voluntary Disclosure Program  (VDP) process and the relief/incentive that the VDP offers.  Since taxpayers often bargain on getting VDP relief when they apply, a rejection by SARS of the VDP application is often not well received by taxpayers. If SARS rejects a VDP application,...