Request for Compromise Arrangement

Where a taxpayer is unable to pay a tax debt the taxpayer may apply for a compromise. A compromise is an agreement in terms of which the taxpayer undertakes to pay an amount which is less than the full tax debt and SARS undertakes to permanently write-off the remaining portion.

Upon such application, SARS will inspect the taxpayers' financial information and reasons for the compromise in order to determine if the tax debt is uneconomical to pursue. SARS may authorise a compromise provided that such agreement secures the highest net return from the recovery of the tax debt and is consistent with good management of the tax system and administrative efficiency.

Creative CFO can help with this process and will:

  • Gather all information and documentation required
  • Prepare and submit the request to SARS
  • Following up accordingly and negotiate (if required) with SARS thereof

Please note the following:

  • SARS has the option to decline the request
  • Interest will accrue on any unpaid debt
  • No compromise can be given if there was a compromise in the previous 3 years
  • A compromise cannot be considered if a tax debt is being disputed by the taxpayer i.e. under objection/appeal or the taxpayer’s tax affairs are not up to date
  • An application can be made to temporarily write-off a tax debt during business rescue proceedings

When you check out you may select a quantity of 1 and we'll get in touch with a confirmation of what information we'll need from you to get started.

Disclaimer: We will endeavour to assist you to the best of our ability with the request with the South African Revenue Service ("SARS"). Our service includes but is not limited to the collection of all information and preparation of the request as required, however, the request for additional information and verification remains at SARS’ discretion.

All information as provided by you, is considered true and accurate and Creative CFO will not be held responsible or liable for any omissions or misrepresentation on your part nor for any  delays on SARS processing time.