MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 37
Article views: 4431
Latest Badges:

View all MarkH's badges.

Dear Sars

16 May 2013, 12:53

An open letter to the SARS

Dear Sirs,

You are the most incompetent, annoying and frustrating (dis)organisation it has ever been my misfortune to deal with, and I’ve dealt with a few in my time.

Every year, without fail, you send me a sms stating that I owe you a small fortune in taxes, taxes it must be noted that have already been deducted – monthly – from my salary and paid over to yourselves.

No telephone numbers, no details and no names but - like the Mafia - threatening that if I don’t come up with the goods immediately you will take action against little old me.

You money-grabbing assholes don’t even supply an e-mail address – or at least a valid one that responds to my e-mails - maybe because you are scared, or unable, to answer the e-mails which are sent to you, or maybe because you like to operate from the murky depths like sharks, orcas, gremlins and other Stephen King-like nightmares.

I’ve submitted documentation – piles and piles of documentation – on numerous occasions, for 3 years now, including certified copies of passport stamps, IRP5’s, letters from employers, spread sheets showing earnings, deductions, gross and net pay - everything except what I had for breakfast - and yet you ignore, lose or misplace this all and then go quiet until it’s time to send out sms’s again.

I cannot retrieve the money being held by an insurance company, via two sets of provident fund contributions dating back to 2010, as they are waiting on you to assure them that I do not owe yourselves any money. How twisted is that, you useless bloody clowns?

Obviously neither can I retrieve the taxes you have taken from me for 3 years now yet you state, continuously, ad nauseam – probably using my money - that you are going after tax-dodgers, that your income is steadily increasing and that you are doing a good job for all. HA!

My only question for you, you miserable, bottom-dwelling, blood sucking, scum-eating parasites is this:

If I die before you refund me, will you continue sending me threatening sms’s as then I’ll know to take my cellphone and laptop with me so that I can contact you from HELL?

Oh right, on second thoughts it’ll only be a local call as you lot will be sitting right next to me.

Yours in disgust,


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
South African ICC exit a step in ...

What is the International Criminal Court and what is its purpose? Read more...

0 comments 4363 views
Submitted by
Michael Mondli Hlophe
Defeating Privilege

Many sceptics will probably read the topic and move on to the next without giving the article the time of day. Privilege is however something that needs to be addressed. Read more...

0 comments 2281 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
Why I love Cambodia’s capital

There are so many reasons to hate Cambodia’s bite sized capital of Phnom Penh. Open sewers, naked children, piles of burning garbage on every street. Its a dirty, smelly, noisy amalgam. But Phnom Penh grows on you and by the time you leave it will occupy a special place in your heart. Read more...

0 comments 640 views
Submitted by
Nkanyiso Land Tumi
Fees must fall movement is unforg...

I am very shocked to see students protesting in the presence of police as if they're criminals. Read more...

0 comments 5409 views
Submitted by
De Wet Ferreira
Put the 'heal' Back into Mental H...

We all know what do when we cut or scratch ourselves, right? Our first response, without even thinking about it, is to go for the medicine cabinet – grabbing the antiseptic ointment and a plaster or two.  Read more...

0 comments 362 views
Submitted by
Colin Harding
Western cape dams are 30% lower t...

Not to understate the seriousness of the drought that South Africa is caught up in, I am a little concerned when local government state one statistic and the DWA have a different statistic. Read more...

0 comments 1504 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.