The news about CGT in the recent Budget has brought, in some respects, further relief for sellers of primary residences - but the general increase of the CGT rates will have a definite and immediate effect on the pricing of property.
Answer by Steven Jones, editor of Moneyweb's Tax Breaks:
The letter you received is almost definitely a scam for the following reasons:
SARS' regular mail would have the SARS logo printed on the envelope. It is highly unlikely that you will be sent correspondence from SARS in a plain brown envelope.
SARS will not ask you to give them your banking details via 'phone or e-mail. In cases where SARS asks for verification of banking details (usually after you have changed your banking details on a tax return, or provided banking details for the first time), you will be sent an official SARS request to bring your ID book and a cancelled cheque / original letter from your bank to a SARS office.