Two companies with their directors were served with summons to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for alleged tax evasion involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies tender of approximately R10.3 million.
It is alleged that a pharmaceutical company and an accounting firm both in Brooklyn, East of Pretoria failed to register for Value Added Tax on PPE’s supplied to the Department of Health in Limpopo in April 2020.
The pharmaceutical company allegedly received a payment of approximately R10.3 million and failed to declare the taxable R800 000 to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) for the period.
The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation in Pretoria for further investigation.
The investigation team successfully traced and served both male suspects aged 40 and 44 in Florida Park and Krugersdorp today, together with their companies with summons to appear in court on Friday, 25 March 2022.