Celebrities 19.2.2018 10:46 am

Thandiswa Mazwai allegedly owes over R500k in tax

Multi-award winning muso Thandiswa Mazwai thrilled fans at the annual Mapungubwe arts and culture festival hosted at the Polokwane Cricket Club. Numerous other local and international artists also hit the right notes with the lively crowd. Photo: ANA/Jonisayi Maromo

Multi-award winning muso Thandiswa Mazwai thrilled fans at the annual Mapungubwe arts and culture festival hosted at the Polokwane Cricket Club. Numerous other local and international artists also hit the right notes with the lively crowd. Photo: ANA/Jonisayi Maromo

Thandiswa Mazwai is at risk of having some of her assets repossessed to settle the debt.

Songstress Thandiswa Mazwai has allegedly landed in hot water with the tax man, and has been ordered to pay a whopping R575 779.

Sunday Sun reports that Thandiswa is being investigated by SARS for alleged tax invasion and that she is at the risk of legal action.

The paper claims that SARS sent the musician a letter last year ordering her to settle the debt, or face legal action to have her assets repossessed to settle the amount.

Thandiswa’s manager downplayed the situation to the tabloid, saying that there was an issue with “misfiling” and blamed a previous accountant for the situation.

“We are engaging with SARS on some tax issues raised due to misfiling by a previous accountant,” she said.

Her manager also labelled the information leaked to the tabloid “erroneous,” adding that it was disappointing that an employer at SARS apparently let news of the debacle slip.

Thandiswa is not the first celebrity to land on the wrong side of the tax man.

It has been previously reported that the likes of AKA, Somizi Mhlongo and Julius Malema have all allegedly had tax woes in the past.

Last year Sunday World reported that Somizi allegedly owed the tax man a whopping R2.5 million. The tabloid claimed that Somizi landed on the tax man’s radar in 2014 after he “flaunted” his assets on social media and TV.

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