Paying SARS - Good News for Businesses

It is almost certain that you will experience a dispute regarding the SARS facts and laws surrounding a transaction would occur between yourself and SARS at some stage. As you may or may not be aware, SARS follows the 'Pay now argue later a principle which is firmly embedded in section 164 of the Tax Administration Act This has the effect that should you dispute a portion of your tax liability by objecting to your assessment as calculated by SARS, you would still have to pay the disputed tax while waiting for the dispute to be sorted out and it can take more than a year for some disputes to be resolved.