The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it does not believe there is a tax revolt amongst tax payers.
This follows reports that the revenue service has collected less than the projected amount, because of a shortfall in tax collections.
SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says so far they have collected 700-billion rand and expect to reach a trillion rand mark by the end of March next year.
“If the two consecutive years of collecting a trillion rand is anything to go by it indicates that South African tax payers are paying their fair due of taxes and they are happy. And therefore there could be more who are in the pipeline that could do much better than that. So a tax revolt I should think it’s some sort of a figment that people are trying to put a narrative to create a situation that people should not pay their taxes. But we want to encourage that not paying your taxes is criminal. You have to pay your taxes because by not paying taxes you’re not making the country to grow,” says Moyane.
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