ANCYL donor in court over tax - report
18 June 2012
Posted by: SAIT Technical
By SAPA (News24)
Johannesburg - A Limpopo businessman who made donations to the ANC Youth League has been accused of not complying with tax legislation, the Sunday Independent reported.
Johan Beukes, 44, owns a Polokwane-based construction firm, Mahlehle, which allegedly benefited from government housing contracts.
The newspaper reported that Beukes was being questioned about his donations to the youth league.
His donations were revealed in a judicial inquiry at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Beukes declared a gross income of R655 317 for 2010, but in fact earned R1.4m for that year, according to the weekly, which cited court papers.
Sars has accused Beukes of not complying with the Income Tax Act and the Value Added Tax Act.
It also contends that some of his payments may have contravened the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
Court papers also revealed that there were links between Beukes and expelled youth leader Julius Malema.
Beukes' attorney, Rian van der Walt, confirmed the donations but said donations had also been made to the Democratic Alliance and to the Congress of the People, who were not under scrutiny.
Sars told the newspaper it could not discuss taxpayers' affairs.