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.

DA wants Sars commissioner to appear before Parly committee

2015-07-13 13:47

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane should appear before Parliament’s finance committee to table the full report on the so-called Sars “rogue unit”, says the DA.

Hard work by Sars leads to Viagra seizure

2015-07-07 12:34

Around 40 000 Viagra tablets have been seized by customs officials at the Johannesburg International Mail Centre, the SA Revenue Service says.

Taxpayers warned it's open season for scammers

2015-07-03 09:21

Tax filing season has barely begun and the first phishing emails are already doing the rounds, making it essential for taxpayers to be on high alert.


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.

Sars serves notice to crooks with new cargo scanner

2015-07-23 08:44

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has served notice to organisations that flout the law with a message that the "game is over".

Sars gives olive branch to overseas tax evaders

2015-07-10 15:57

Sars has identified South Africans who use bank accounts overseas to evade tax liabilities - and it has given them an olive branch to come clean.

Ivory worth R4m confiscated at OR Tambo airport

2015-07-03 13:15

Sars custom officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle out 267kg of ivory destined for Vietnam at OR Tambo International Airport.

Sars tax target R1.1trn for 2015

2015-07-01 18:21

The National Treasury has set a tax collection target of R1.1trn which the South African Revenue Service aims to achieve for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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