URGENT PRESS RELEASE

By LEGAL COUNCIL 14 August 2015

LOAN

URGENT PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 2015

PAYMENT OF LAND TAX


    1.Assessments for the payment of land tax have during August 2015 been sent to landowners. LOAN in its advertisement of 30 July 2015 advised that the assessments were illegal. A test case was instituted on 4 August 2015 for the tax to be declared invalid, which was to be heard by the High Court on 18 August 2015 on an urgent basis.

    2.The governmental respondents applied for more time and the hearing was postponed to 17 September 2015 on the basis of an undertaking by the governmental respondents to the applicant not to enforce the tax pending the final determination of the matter. One applicant brought the application but its effect – similar to the judgment terminating the valuation court – applies to every landowner.

By Natasha