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Latest News


Fairness for all: Case 17

The Office of the Tax Ombud is pleased to share the 17th issue of its monthly case study newsletter Fairness for All. The newsletter seeks to educate taxpayers about the…

Fairness for all: Case 16

In 2017 the OTO issued a report after finalising a systemic investigation into what caused delays in SARS paying refunds to taxpayers. One of the issues identified was that SARS…

Fair Play 24

The theme of the current edition is “Balancing  taxpayers’ rights and obligations”, and the articles and insights featured in this issue seek to do precisely that by providing informative material…

Fairness for all: Case 15

Taxpayers regularly experience challenges with IRP5 certificates, either with incorrect information reflecting on the certificates or not receiving the IRP5 certificates from their previous employers. It is important to note…

Fairness for All: Case 14

The OTO has discovered a previously unidentified issue relating to SARS repeatedly conducting verifications that could be contributing to delays in the revenue authority finalising assessments.  This issue was found…