SARS's Naughty List

SARS's Naughty List

Secret document reveals the billions owed in taxes and names the biggest defaulters.

Among the many confidential documents in the custody of the SA Revenue Services, one of the most sensitive is the Naughty List, which records the tax debts of its top defaulters. So for the interest of readers Noseweek is reproducing the list of the top miscreants as at July 2002. It’s a bit historic, agreed, and most of the amounts now seem derisory. But 16 years ago a million was a million and still enough to buy more than a packet of chips.

The List contains 292 names, with total debts amounting to R2.3 billion.

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