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Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011)

Chapter 14 : Write off or Compromise of Tax debts

Part A : General provisions

193. Purpose of Chapter


(1) As a general rule, it is the duty of SARS to assess and collect all tax debts according to a tax Act and not to forgo any tax debts.


(2) SARS may, when required by circumstances, deviate from the strictness and rigidity of the general rule referred to in subsection (1) if it would be to the best advantage of the State.


(3) The purpose of this Chapter is to prescribe the circumstances under which SARS may deviate from the general rule and take a decision to "write off" a tax debt or not to pursue its collection.