9 January 2013 at 23:15
SARS is allowed to issue instructions for employers to take a monthly amount off in order to settle tax liabilities. This is called a garnashee order, but cannot put you in a position where you have to suffer further debt because they amount they are taking is too high.
The dispute process with SARS will take quite a long time, in the meantime they are allowed to ask for payment to be made against the penalties. You can go into a branch office and request that they suspend deductions until the process is resolved either way.