Football icon Jomo Sono slapped with hefty R40 million tax bill

Football icon Jomo Sono slapped with hefty R40 million tax bill

Jomo Sono is running the risk of losing his assets after SARS obtained a judgment against him to attach his belongings. The football icon allegedly failed to pay a R40 million tax bill from 2018.

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The South Gauteng High Court has granted the South African Revenue Services permission to attach Jomo Sono's assets.

This follows the football icon's failure to pay a hefty R40 million tax bill imposed on him in 2018. Sono has allegedly not honored an agreement with SARS to pay the millions he owes.

The Jomo Cosmos have been included in the judgment with SARS having previously obtained a writ of execution to attach both their and their bosses assets.

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According to The Sowetan, Sono and his club had been blacklisted with the TransUnion credit bureau in 2017.

SARS had reportedly reversed previous attempts to collect assets after an arrangement had been made with Sono. However, it now appears that all bets are off, with a court document reading:

"However, according to current records, the above entity remains non-compliant as the following returns reflect outstanding and the Sars has not received the relevant compromise application,"

Briefly.co.za gathered that Sono had been provided with seven days to rectify the situation, failing which SARS would 'proceed to initiate our collection process without delay'. Considering that this had been in November last year, he had ample time to react.

Sono, when asked for comment, had been shocked at the judgement against not only him, but his team, saying that he had reached a settlement late in 2018:

"When you are in business, these are the things you go through my brother. Every businessman goes through that, that's why I'm not even ashamed to admit that yes I owe them and I'm paying."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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