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DJ Maphorisa reaches out to Dr Malinga

It has come to light that Dr. Malinga has just been provided with a windfall by DJ Maphorisa in order to cover the SARS bill he owes.

The amazing dancer made an appearance on Podcast And Chill With MacG on September 8, 2022, and discussed his current struggles with money throughout the interview.

After accumulating a debt of R2.1 million, Dr. Malinga admitted that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) searched his residence and confiscated his belongings.

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The stress of the situation was too much for Dr. Malinga, and she broke down and started crying on the podcast.

Since that day, people in South Africa have been doing all they can to provide him their support so that he may get back on his feet.

On the episode of Podcast and Chill that aired on September 19, stand-up comedian Mpho Popps said that musician and producer DJ Maphorisa provided R25,000 to Dr. Malinga so that he could get his life back on track so that he could get back on stage.

This was in spite of the fact that Dr. Malinga had a negative opinion of the hitmaker from Izolo.

Dr. Malinga has let it be known that he and the producer Kabza collaborated on a song, but eight months after entering the studio, the song has still not been made public. The dancer went on to say that DJ Maphorisa must have intervened in order to prevent Kabza from releasing it.

Phori and Dr. Malinga did not had the nicest friendship in the past between the two of them. Their argument became more heated a year ago when the dancer was accused by the producer of having hatred for him, and the producer threatened to shoot the dancer.

It’s possible that Maphorisa wanted to show Dr. Malinga that he was willing to work together by giving him R25,000.

Phori was not the only famous person to contribute money to the financially troubled musician.

Black Coffee gave R*** to Dr. Malinga as well as a donation.

Some people have been trying to book him in performances so that he can earn some money. He is going to be a part of Makhadzi’s One Woman Show that will take place in October.

The dynamic artist shared with his audience one week ago that he paid R100,000 to SARS in order to clear his debt and get it off his record.

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is going to go after these taxpayers.

After establishing a specialized HWI section in 2021, the South African Revenue Service issued a declaration of intent with the goal of improving the level of voluntary compliance by High Wealth Individuals in the country.

In addition, the chief of the High-Net-Worth Individuals arm of the Internal Revenue Service gave a presentation that revealed which wealthy individuals the agency is focusing its attention on. According to Director Natasha Singh, her department is concentrating on people who have gross assets worth R75 million or more.

During his talk at the event, which took place the week before, Singh was collaborating with Tax Consulting SA and Standard Bank. The event was hosted by the South African Institute of Taxation. She stated that the South African Revenue Service is focusing its attention on wealthy persons in the country as well as the legitimacy of some offshore arrangements.

A multidisciplinary team that specializes in wealth structuring and the use of special purpose vehicles, trusts, shares, structures, and instruments is a part of the unit, which has a permanent headcount of 55 people and plans to increase this number in the short to medium term. These plans include expanding the unit’s headcount.

SARS has unequivocally stated that the strategic objective of the new unit is to ‘detect HWI taxpayers who do not comply and make non-compliance hard and costly,’ according to Jashwin Baijoo, legal manager for Africa Tax & Compliance at Tax Consulting. Baijoo claims that this information was obtained from SARS.

“The lack of subtlety here evidences that taxpayers face a confident, strengthened revenue authority that will not hesitate to impose life-changing sanctions on willfully non-compliant taxpayers,” he said. “The lack of subtlety here evidences that taxpayers face a confident, strengthened revenue authority.”

According to Baijoo, SARS is making effective use of South Africa’s status as a member of the OECD. The agency subscribes to the OECD’s voluntary exchange of information in order to gain open access to all taxpayer financial information from a variety of financial and legal bodies, such as the Master’s Office, CIPC, and banks. Baijoo said that this allows SARS to conduct its operations more efficiently.

Targeted method of attack

The High-Net-Worth Individuals (HWI) unit of SARS picked 1,500 wealthy individuals and their linked entities to be probed at the beginning of 2022; however, it now claims that it wants to expand its reach to encompass additional families and individuals.

The tax collector has requested that all provisional taxpayers with assets that are greater than R50 million be compelled to declare particular assets and liabilities in their returns for the year 2023 at market prices for those assets and liabilities.

The tax authority has warned in the past that it will also target rich non-compliant taxpayers who have assets located outside the country. It has been on a big effort to take on taxpayers who have sources of wealth that cannot be explained, and it has strengthened its procedures and auditing capacity in order to bring these individuals and companies out.

However, earlier in the month of August, the commissioner of SARS, Edward Kieswetter, stated that despite the revenue service’s increased capacities, it is still constrained by rules.

He stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could use algorithms to investigate information regarding property, vehicles, and beneficial ownership, thereby identifying instances of unexplained wealth; however, it is limited in that it can only carry out tax audits and cannot conduct “a fishing expedition” to dig deeper into the matter.

Kieswetter suggested that South Africa might pass new rules, similar to those in the UK, that would make it mandatory for an individual to disclose the origins of any unexplained income they had. According to him, such rules might make it possible to conduct more in-depth investigations.

According to him, the modification might also be useful to anti-corruption agencies including the National Prosecuting Authority, the Hawks, the Financial Intelligence Centre, and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority.

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that he was supportive of SARS’ investigative capacities, particularly in regards to the organization’s ability to conduct lifestyle audits on individuals who had riches that cannot be explained.

He mentioned that in the past year, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has finished 25 lifestyle audits with a total value of over R450 million in order to address disparities between an individual’s claimed income and their lifestyle.

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