ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

SA not shutting neighbours out - Gigaba

2016-12-06 21:36

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the proposed new border management authority is not an attempt at keeping citizens of neighbouring countries out, but a means of shutting down "irregular entry into our country".

Judge Dennis Davis sets record straight on role of tax inquiry

2016-12-02 11:46

In a radio show, Judge Dennis Davis reiterated that his committee's role is not to investigate the closure of certain units within the South African Revenue Service that were shut down previously.

Gordhan climbs into Sars top management

2016-11-30 16:17

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has admitted in a parliamentary response that there is a lack of accountability and cooperation from the top management at the SA Revenue Service.

State illegally spied on me, suspects 'underworld' figure Lifman

2016-11-25 21:51

Controversial businessman Mark Lifman, whose R400m tax woes have revealed fractures within SARS, suspects government agents illegally spied on him.

Multimillion rand SARS fraud accused granted bail

2016-11-25 13:40

Two men who were arrested on charges of VAT fraud have been released on bail by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

EXCLUSIVE: SARS at war over 'underworld' figure Mark Lifman

2016-11-24 15:27

A bizarre series of events, involving tax boss Tom Moyane's new investigative unit, has exposed deep fault lines at the South African Revenue Service.

Treasury denies new Sars 'rogue unit' probe

2016-11-22 15:53

Treasury has refuted media claims that it is investigating a new so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service.

Dogs sniff out Viagra worth R2.2m at airport

2016-11-17 12:24

Sniffer dogs have found a parcel containing 22 800 tablets of Viagra during a random search of a container at OR Tambo International Airport, SARS says.

Senior SARS employee involved with Zuma family-linked company

2016-11-16 07:49

A senior SARS investigator who leads an “undercover” probe into the so-called rogue unit is himself linked to an underworld figure and Zuma family associate.

New 'rogue-type unit' operating at SARS

2016-11-14 06:36

The South African Revenue Service has been accused of setting up another "rogue unit" to dig up dirt on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and former employees linked to the "old rogue unit".

 

Drugs worth R6.8m intercepted at OR Tambo

2016-12-05 18:03

Four drug mules have been intercepted at OR Tambo International Airport with narcotics worth R6.8m, SARS says.

Judge Dennis Davis: I'm not probing disciplinary matters at Sars

2016-12-01 17:09

Judge Dennis Davis made it clear that the committee he heads isn't investigating matters between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Sars boss Tom Moyane.

Sars receives 5.74 million submissions as tax hikes loom

2016-11-28 20:13

The taxman received altogether 5.74 million tax returns by its November 25 deadline, as taxpayers face increases to be announced in the February 2017 budget.

SARS mum on Lifman audit

2016-11-25 16:07

SARS has refused to comment on revelations that a forensic auditor in its Cape Town office offered to review alleged underworld figure Mark Lifman's tax bill of almost R400m.

2 Cape Town businessmen arrested over R100m VAT scam

2016-11-25 11:26

Two businessmen are facing several charges for their alleged involvement in a R100m SARS VAT scam, the Hawks say.

Moyane: Team is targeting criminal syndicates in Sars

2016-11-24 08:36

Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane has said a team was established to assist in a police case regarding Sars employees involved in alleged criminal activities.

Luthuli House was 'convenient' for Abrahams meeting with Zuma - minister

2016-11-21 13:08

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has said Luthuli House was chosen as the location for an emergency meeting with NPA head Shaun Abrahams because it was convenient for President Jacob Zuma.

Couple busted in massive Bloemfontein VAT scam

2016-11-16 12:54

A couple and their son from the upmarket Woodland Hills estate in Bloemfontein, have appeared in court on 135 charges of VAT fraud involving R59m.

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Sars exec quits after 46 years

2016-11-14 14:56

Kosie Louw, a former deputy head of the South African Revenue Service and the longest-serving member of the Sars executive committee, has resigned.

Cocaine found hidden in books at OR Tambo

2016-11-12 11:02

A cleverly concealed cocaine stash was discovered inside books at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday, the SA Revenue Service says.

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