22 July 2022 by

Taxpayer confidentiality

Recent cases relating to taxpayer confidentiality, especially regarding public figures and taxpayers seeking confidentiality in the High Court, have raised some questions.

Louis Botha, Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control practice noted in his interview with Kaya FM that, proceedings in the tax court, which jurisdiction is limited, are automatically confidential. However, where a tax matter has to be heard by the High Court as it falls outside the Tax Court’s jurisdiction, the proceedings will only be confidential in special cases.

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