I have always felt that my PhD thesis and legal text Taxpayers' Rights in South Africa (Juta Law, 2010) should be made available as a less technical guide to educate the ordinary South African taxpayers of their rights. For years I tried to find the right person to translate my legal text into a fun and easily understandable text that would make the complex tax laws of South Africa more accessible to the ordinary South Africa taxpayer. In 2013 my wife, author and poet, Judy Croome approached Juta Law with the proposal that we work together on this book. The journey to publication was at times as challenging as it was exhilirating but, finally, after four and a half years "STREET SMART TAXPAYERS: A Practical Guide to Your Rights in South Africa" was revealed for the first time at the Tax Indaba 2017.
|At Tax Indaba 2017 - panel discussion on "The Psychology of Tax Behaviour in Times of Recession" Speakers from left to right: |
Dr Beric John Croome (ENSafrica), Dr Randall Carolissen (SARS), Judge Bernard Ngoepe (Tax Ombud SA) and Patricia Williams (Bowmans)
(Photograph courtesy of Thyann Delport of https://www.payspace.com/)