Fake tax practitioner to appear in court next month

The man allegedly submitted fraudulent tax claims to the tune of R691,000 on behalf of several businesses.

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CAPE TOWN - A suspected fake tax practitioner who allegedly defrauded the South African Revenue Service (Sars) is due in court next month.

It's alleged that between 2009 and 2012, the 42-year-old man submitted fraudulent tax claims to the tune of R691,000 on behalf of several businesses.

He was arrested in Bellville this week.

Hawks spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha said: "The accused is expected to appear in the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court on 1 August to answer to charges in contravention of Income Tax Act."