SARS is doing diesel refund audits and if the farmer is not in a position of a logbook they issue a letter of intend to at back the refund; add penalties of 100%. Is there anything that we can do about it. It seems if it is a country wide issue and that the farmers was not aware of the fact that logbooks need to be kept for the refund purposes.
Can't we suggest to SARS to accept alternative methods to proof the diesel rerund claims up to now and to explain to all farmers via the media what kind of records they should keep. There is already different suggestions (with regards to the information that should be in a logbook) from the SARS officials. It is not always easy to keep a logbook on a farm due to the nature of the conditions on a farm.