Stakes are high as Sars and protector scrap over JZ’s returns
Case stokes taxman’s fears over compliance, while embattled Mkhwebane can ill afford an adverse ruling
SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter will this week square off against public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in a case that centres on former president Jacob Zuma’s tax returns.
Sars says this matter could have far-reaching implications for ordinary taxpayers.
Kieswetter wants the Pretoria High Court to rule that the protector’s subpoena powers do not extend to taxpayer records...