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Media Statement: Three-month extension of Prof. Thabo Legwaila’s term as Acting Tax Ombud
The Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) is committed to delivering a quality experience by continuously listening to customers to meet their needs. Please help us understand and improve the quality of your experience by completing the survey and sharing your experience(s) with the Office of the Tax Ombud. Your response will remain entirely confidential […]
NINE YEARS OF ENSURING FAIRNESS
Media statement issued by National Treasury announcing a
three-month extension of Prof. Thabo Legwaila’s term as Acting Tax Ombud.
Media Statement: Designation of Prof. Thabo Legwaila as Acting Tax Ombud
MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE TAX OMBUD FOR RELEASE ON 12 OCTOBER 2022 PRETORIA: OTO celebrates nine years of ensuring fairness by helping hundreds of taxpayers secure their refunds from SARS. This includes R215 million in top 10 tax refunds collectively paid to taxpayers through the intervention of the OTO. This is […]
Media Statement: South Africa’s first compilation of taxpayers’ rights finalised
Media Statement by the Office of the Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana regarding the appointment of the Acting Tax Ombud, following the expiry of the term of office of the first and only Tax Ombud, Honourable Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe.
Media Statement: Tax Ombud publishes a draft collection of taxpayer rights
On 7 April 2022, Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe published the Compilation of Taxpayers’ Rights, Entitlements and Obligations. He expressed gratitude to all stakeholders who heeded calls for public comments on the draft Compilation released two months ago.
MEDIA RELEASE: TAX OMBUD CELEBRATES 8 YEARS OF FAIRNESS BY INTENSIFYING TAXPAYER RIGHTS AWARENESS
On 1 February 2022, the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, released a draft of South Africa’s first Compendium of Taxpayer Rights, Entitlements and Obligations, which informs taxpayers about their rights, entitlements and obligations concerning their tax affairs and engagements with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO). The […]
Annual Performance Plan 2021 -22
The Office of the Tax Ombud’s (OTO) eighth anniversary celebration today, 1 October, coincides with the launch of its 2021 educational campaign to intensify awareness about taxpayer rights and promote tax compliance during the current tax season of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
Grocott’s Mail: How to lodge a complaint with the Tax Ombud
The Tax Ombud Annual Performance Plan (APP) 2021 -22 has been tabled in Parliament.
An Ombud is an independent and impartial officer who deals with complaints about an organisation or agency, whether private or public. Typically these complaints involve issues that the organisation or agency has been unable or unwilling, to resolve to the complainant’s satisfaction.