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

Chapter 14 : Write off or Compromise of Tax debts

Part C : Permanent write off of tax debt

198. Tax debt irrecoverable at law


(1) A tax debt is irrecoverable at law if—
(a) it cannot be recovered by action and judgment of a court; or
(b) it is owed by a "debtor" that is in liquidation or sequestration and it represents the balance outstanding after notice is given by the liquidator or trustee that no further dividend is to be paid or a final dividend has been paid to the creditors of the estate; or
(c) it is owed by a "debtor" that is subject to a business rescue plan referred to in Part D of Chapter 6 of the "Companies Act", to the extent that it is not enforceable in terms of section 154 of that Act.


(2) A tax debt is not irrecoverable at law if SARS has not first explored action against or recovery from the assets of the persons who may be liable for the debt under Part D of Chapter 11.