Former Sars official arrested for R5m VAT fraud

2015-11-27 17:30

A former South African Revenue Service official is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on R5m VAT fraud charge.

SARS official at KMI Airport 'yells' at Virgin's Branson

2015-11-13 19:16

The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport has expressed disappointment with a South African Revenue Services customs official who yelled at Virgin Airlines boss Sir Richard Branson.

Dramatic drop in SA's trade deficit

2015-10-30 16:47

There's more good news for South Africa, as its trade deficit fell to R890m in September from a R10.14bn deficit in August, data from the South African Revenue Service shows.

Ronnie Kasrils speaks out about tax row

2015-10-10 07:19

Former Intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has spoken out against a report into the so-called rogue Spy Unit at the SA Revenue Service.

Sars cracks R266m VAT swindle

2015-10-08 16:53

A fraudulent VAT claim has been uncovered by the SA Revenue Service to the tune of R266.2m, the tax authority says.

Damning report puts Sars spy unit in spotlight again

2015-10-04 14:26

A KPMG report has revealed that Sars has spent over R106m on a covert unit and recommends that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Sars commissioner Tom Moyane provide answers.

Over R39m paid out in fraudulent VAT refund scheme

2015-09-18 21:00

A SA Revenue Service investigation has uncovered an "organised" operation that fraudulently claimed more than R39m in false VAT refunds, it says.

Millions in undeclared currency confiscated at OR Tambo, 5 arrested

2015-08-31 15:30

Five people have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after being found with undeclared currency totalling R23m, as well as a further $3.77m, the SA Revenue Service says.

Sars rises to the occasion in another Viagra bust

2015-08-25 16:09

Around 60 000 Viagra tablets have been seized by customs officials at the OR Tambo airport mail centre, the SA Revenue Service says.

Tips to avoid eFiling scams

2015-08-07 18:29

Over 3.3 million taxpayers submit returns via Sars eFiling and there has been a noticeable increase in attacks from cyber criminals looking to take advantage.


IS’s billions: rands welcome

2015-11-22 15:56

A local study looks into how the terrorist group is cashing in – and even SA appears to play a part.

Transfer pricing drains us of tax blood

2015-11-08 19:00

Transfer pricing by multinationals has cost South Africa an estimated R250bn over three years and, with it, lost tax revenue.

Nene's mission is to create a culture of austerity in govt

2015-10-30 11:17

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene wants to create a culture of austerity in government, saying: "Do not do with public funds what you would not do with your own money".

Top Sars official and academics face fraud charges

2015-10-08 21:31

A former top official at Sars and former business partner of First Lady Thobeka Madiba Zuma has denied guilt to charges of racketeering, money laundering, corruption and fraud.

KPMG report restarts Sars war

2015-10-04 20:00

The probe into alleged irregularities and misconduct within Sars by KPMG has made damning findings against Ivan Pillay, Oupa Magashula and Johann van Loggerenberg.

White knight to save Evraz

2015-09-20 15:00

A little-known firm from Hong Kong may save 10% of SA’s steel industry, but it has a lot of demands.

SA shows trade deficit in July - Sars

2015-08-31 18:00

So far this year, SA shows a cumulative trade deficit for 2015 of R85.50bn compared to R111.65bn in 2014, according to Sars.

Moyane refuses to answer MPs' question on Sars 'rogue unit'

2015-08-25 19:56

South African Revenue Services commissioner Tom Moyane has refused to answer questions relating to an auditor's report on the so-called “rogue unit”.

Matthew Lester: VAT deficiencies – pay now, receive later

2015-08-20 17:00

Matthew Lester looks at the use of VAT as a tax recovery mechanism.

Tech to help battle corruption, says Sars

2015-07-27 09:00

People make the difference to the success of new technology deployment, the South African Revenue Service has said as it rolls out upgraded cargo scanners at key ports.

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