Death and Taxes - Johann van Loggerenberg (Trade Paperback)

How SARS made hitmen, drug dealers & tax dodgers pay their dues

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Nothing in life is certain, except death and taxes – or so the saying goes. South African tax dodgers and criminals – from drug dealers and rhino horn smugglers to one of the hitmen who shot Brett Kebble – have come to realise this truth the hard way.

Former tax sleuth and bestselling author of Rogue, Johann van Loggerenberg, was at the centre of several such high-profile SARS cases that spanned many years. He offers a riveting insider’s view on some of these cases, like the investigations into Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Barry Tannenbaum, as well as Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema and others.

Since the early days of democracy, a small but determined band of people at SARS who fulfilled various investigative functions came to know every trick and scam in the book, and developed the expertise on how best to hold tax dodgers to account. Their cases often dragged on for years, with many of the defendants using every legal trick to fight back – but SARS never gave up.

Van Loggerenberg also revisits events around the hollowing out of the tax authority post-2014 and brings the reader up to date on the extraordinary occurrences at SARS since the new dawn of the Cyril Ramaphosa era.

Product Details

Barcode
9781868428090
Department
Books
Released
1 Jun 2018
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Johann van Loggerenberg
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Jonathan Ball
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
233 x 152mm

Summary

Nothing in life is certain, except death and taxes - or so the expression goes. And over the past two decades South African criminals and tax dodgers have come to realise this truth the hard way. Tax sleuth Johann van Loggerenberg was at the centre of many of SARS' high-profile cases during his time there. As far as SARS is concerned all forms of income are subjected to tax, even if by ill-gotten means. Whether you are a drug dealer from Durban, one of the hitmen who shot Brett Kebble or soccer boss Irvin Khoza, you have to pay your dues!. Van Loggerenberg relates the riveting inside stories of the investigations into businessmen like Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Barry Tannenbaum and his ponzi scheme, and others. Over the years he got to know all the scams and dirty tricks in the book and he explains these in plain language. In these investigations the tax authority worked closely with the police, the NPA and the Directorate of Special Operations. However, after a few years SARS became the victim of its own success. In telling the stories of how tax evaders were caught, Van Loggerenberg also shows how the power struggle between different state departments and the phenomenon of state capture in recent years started crippling SARS.

Classification

General Subject
Current & World Affairs
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Criminology
BISAC Subject 2
Business & Economics / Taxation / General
BISAC Subject 4
Political Science / Political Process / General
BIC Classification 1
Crime & criminology
BIC Classification 2
Taxation
BIC Classification 3
Political corruption
BIC Classification 4
True crime