Sars raids traders in Brits

2011-02-24 11:07

 Traders were being investigated in a tax blitz in Brits today, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said.

“We are busy conducting a tax compliance campaign among traders in Brits in the North West,” Sars spokesperson Anton Fisher said.

He said Sars, together with the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry were inspecting documents, including financial records, at various retail outlets to see whether they were compliant with the law.

“The operation is to ascertain whether imported goods have been through customs and if VAT has been paid on these goods.”

The raid was also to educate traders about their tax obligations, Fisher said.

“The campaign started at about 10am and is still under way. It will finish between 11am and midday.”

No arrests have been made, to his knowledge, and Sars would release a press statement later today, Fisher said.

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