Bobby Motaung red-carded by SARS for failing to pay R51m tax bill

Bobby Motaung red-carded by SARS for failing to pay R51m tax bill

- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung faces legal action from SARS over an unpaid tax bill of R51 million

- SARS claims Motaung ignored letters of demand in 2016 for the total of R44 million which has now ballooned to R51 million due to interest and legal fees

- Motaung denied having any knowledge of the pending legal action

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Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby ‘Bobsteak’ Motaung faces legal action from the South African Revenue Services (SARS) over an unpaid tax bill totalling a whopping R51 million. Reports indicate that Motaung has failed to pay his personal income tax for several years.

SARS claims Motaung ignored several letters of demand sent in 2016 in connection with his outstanding tax bill which stood at R44 million. The amount has since ballooned to the current R51 million due to interest and other fees.

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Motaung has denied having any knowledge of the pending legal action against him. He angrily denied receiving a summons for the alleged court action and said he would not comment on speculation.

Briefly.co.za gathered that SARS for its part has been unable to comment on the matter due to having to comply with the Tax Administration Act which guarantees the confidentiality of information.

SowetanLive.co.za reported that SARS is seeking judgment against Motaung. The publication cited a certified court statement filled at the South Gauteng High Court as proof of the pending action against Motaung.

The court document includes an order to seize Motaung’s personal assets in lieu of payment.

Citizen.co.za reported that the pending fraud case is linked to the reopening of a 2016 fraud case against Motaung which was struck off the court roll.

The NPA confirmed in August that the matter was being investigated but has as yet not been placed back on the court roll.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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