Sars faces off with British American Tobacco over R143m tax bill

07 April 2019 - 00:00 By GRAEME HOSKEN
The SA Revenue Service says British American Tobacco owes it a substantial amount of money.
The SA Revenue Service says British American Tobacco owes it a substantial amount of money.
Image: Sars website

The SA Revenue Service says it is owed R143m by the local arm of British American Tobacco as a result of tax fraud and evasion.

The tobacco giant, however, argues that the receiver actually owes it R30m, and has declined a deal to pay Sars in return for not having to face prosecution.

A letter from Sars to BAT-SA on October 25, 2018 says the alleged contraventions were discovered after a Sars audit.

Read the full story in the Sunday Times.


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