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Bad Tax advice - poor unreliable service
I had the misfortune to meet Andre Strydom through a colleague in 2000, and make use of his services. Andre Strydom introduced himself as an Advocate and tax specialist. The majority of my colleagues opted to make use of his services at the time. He structured all our tax affairs, using trusts as a tax vehicle. Each year he did our tax returns and filed it with SARS. My 2000 to 2004 returns were rejected by SARS, them reassessing it and demanding payment accordingly. I referred these matters to Andre Strydomeach time, which he supposedly “took care” of. According to him, his assessments were right and SARS was wrong, I had nothing to worry about. In 2008 SARS filed a judgement against me for the outstanding taxes, which by now incurred penalties and interest. I immediately brought this matter to Andre Strydom attention at the time. Andre Strydom promised me he would take the matter up with SARS and the Court and resolve it. I paid him for his services in advance. Once more according to him he was right and SARS was wrong. In 2011 SARS filed another judgment against me for the same tax returns. I tried to get Andre Strydom to the resolve the matter. He ducked and dived me when trying to meet with him. I demanded copies all his previous correspondence with SARS and the Court. Each time I phoned him or met with him he promised me he is taking care of the matter. I requested Andre Strydom to include me in all current correspondence with the relevant parties at the time. I arranged a number of meetings during this period with SARS, which Andre Strydom was supposed to attended with me . He did not attend any of the meetings, always an excuse why he could not make it. To date I have not received any of his correspondence with SARS or the Court. In 2013 I eventually resolved the matter with SARS myself, paying SARS all the required outstanding taxes, penalties and interest. Not one of my old colleagues make use of Andre Strydom any more. All had encountered either similar experiences and / or poor service. In 2018 a person unknown to me at the time contacted me regarding Andre Strydom and his operation as Advocate and tax specialist. In late 2018 this person informed me that he could not find any proof that Andre Strydom is or was a registered Advocate, Lawyer or Tax Practitioner. I have not verified this information myself. However, learning to know this person and my experiences with Andre Strydom, I believe this information could be true. badtaxadvice AT gmail DOT com
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