World-renowned South African musician Nkosinathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo is the latest Mzansi celebrity to land up in trouble with the taxman.
According to legal papers submitted by the award-winning record producer at the Johannesburg High Court recently, the 44-year-old, who is known for his sold-out shows across South Africa and internationally, may owe the SA Revenue Service (SARS) millions of rands.
The paper reports that Black Coffe owes SARS R40 Million for being in arrears income tax, but negotiated to pay R8 million after he made a representation on his present financial position and inability to comply with R40 million assessment.
He also said he had reached an agreement with SARS to dispose of his immovable properties to generate funds to pay the R8 million, specifically to avoid the attachment of his properties.
Maphumulo’s statement read: “Considering the nature of his business, it is impossible to predict or state his average monthly income due to the fact that it fluctuates substantially as a result of not only market forces, but also the seasonality of the industry.”
When the media approached SARS for comments this week, spokesperson Siphithi Sibeko said this was a private matter between the revenue service and a taxpayer.
“As Sars, we are prohibited to disclose or comment on taxpayers’ confidentiality,” he said.
Black Coffee’s representative, Kagiso Dinaka, declined to comment on the tax matters.
The DJ is also set to sell some of his properties to pay for his debt Black Coffee and Enhle Mbali recently had tongues wagging after it was reported that Mbali demanded R4 million, for her legal fees as their divorce drama continues.
Clearly there are more problems that he is currently facing in his personal life.