The COVID-19 21-day lockdown, imposed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 16 April 2020, will have an impact on tax and unemployment-related matters.
The address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 23 March 2020, set out certain fiscal relief measures to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and vulnerable firms mitigate cash flow constraints as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The office of the Tax Ombud has been entrusted with conducting two reviews on SARS. The first on Pay-As-You-Earn and the other is adherence to time-frames prescribed by the rules for the resolution of disputes. Yet, the Office of Tax Ombud is not fully independent of SARS, relying on the tax agency for supporting governance, fiduciary and administrative functions. Judge Bernard Ngoepe, Tax Ombud joins CNBC Africa for more.