Ombudsman ondersoek na SAID uitbetalings
Vrystaat Landbou (VL) hanteer al vir meer as twee jaar klagtes van ons lede oor trae uitbetalings van die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID), en raad oor hoe om die betalings te hanteer, is in ons Mei en Junie 2017 Nuusflitse gedeel.
Luidens ’n berig op Fin24.com, het ’n ondersoek deur die Ombudsman bevind dat die stelsel die oorsaak van trae uitbetalings is:
The Tax Ombud has found that the system of the South African Revenue Service is behind the delayed payment of refunds to taxpayers.
According to a report released by the Tax Ombud, based on an investigation into delayed payment of refunds, Judge Bernard Ngoepe concluded that the delayed payments is a systemic issue.
The investigation looked at complaints which extend as far back as when the office was first formed in 2013, Ngoepe previously told Fin24. He also told Fin24 that the issue was related to mechanisms applied by the tax authority and not governance.
Some complaints are related to SARS failing to follow standard operating procedures for bank details of taxpayers which have changed.
“It is clear that the system allows for SARS to unduly delay the payment of verified refunds to taxpayers in certain circumstances. This has become a systemic issue. The system does not sufficiently protect taxpayers,” Ngoepe said in the report.