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Sars ordered to uplift Pillay suspension

2014-12-18 11:07

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has ruled that deputy SA Revenue Service commissioner Ivan Pillay's suspension must be lifted with immediate effect.

Labour Court reserves judgment over Pillay

2014-12-17 15:24

Judgment in SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay's bid to have his suspension overturned has been reserved by the Labour Court.

Sars 'purge' a Christmas gift for underworld

2014-12-17 11:20

Alleged perpetrators of organised crime seem to be the big winners thanks to a huge "purge" at the SA Revenue Service.

Senior officials purged from Sars

2014-12-12 07:46
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The South African Revenue Service is reeling from a high-level purge of senior tax officials by new commissioner Tom Moyane.

Panel was mistaken - suspended Sars official

2014-12-06 09:02

The panel appointed to investigate the allegations against some SA Revenue Service senior officials is mistaken, suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay says.

More than 5 million tax returns submitted

2014-12-04 12:00

A total of 5.32 million income tax returns were submitted during the 2014 tax season, says the SA Revenue Service.

Ex-Sars worker appears for fraud

2014-11-26 20:40

A former SA Revenue Service official has appeared in the Bellville District Court in Cape Town, charged with tax fraud.

The sad tale of money won, money earned and sangrias lost

2014-11-19 10:46

We win some, lose some and even earn some. This blogger talks saving, tax and the value of money.

Sars head studying rogue unit reports

2014-11-16 18:20

The SA Revenue Service has confirmed that its commissioner Tom Moyane is studying two reports into allegations of illegal spying at the organisation.

Sars customs seize rhino horn, perlemoen

2014-11-14 22:37

Rhino horn and perlemoen are among illicit goods worth millions seized by SA Revenue Service customs officials in October.

Claims of brothel, spying at Sars rogue unit

2014-11-09 10:28

A series of damning memos and documents has lifted the lid on the antics of a South African Revenue Services’ rogue unit that reportedly ran a brothel, spied on top cops and eavesdropped on politicians.

Tax coffers swell to R900bn

2014-11-04 15:26

South Africa's tax revenues jumped by 10.6% in the 2013/2014 fiscal year, helped by more people paying income tax due in part to tax changes, data shows.

Sars has role in stopping crime - commissioner

2014-10-16 05:00

SA Revenue Service customs officers have become an integral part of crime fighting in the country, commissioner Tom Moyane says.

Ten fun ways to spend a tax refund

2014-10-14 07:31

Celebrate 100 years of paying tax in SA by using your refund to spoil yourself, says Adriaan Kruger.

Sars spied on Zuma

2014-10-12 09:03
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The South African Revenue Services (Sars) reportedly paid an official R3m in hush money after its illegal spy unit bugged President Jacob Zuma's house.

Trade deficit soars in August

2014-09-30 15:09

South Africa's trade deficit has more than doubled to R16.3bn in August, from a revised R6.82bn shortfall in July.

Tax industry welcomes new Sars boss

2014-09-23 19:27

The tax industry has welcomed the president's appointment of Tom Moyane as SA Revenue Service commissioner.

Sars must probe Lonmin, Ramaphosa - EFF

2014-09-19 20:29

The EFF has called on Sars to probe Lonmin and its directors for tax evasion after a report that the company paid about R200m in commissions to agents in Bermuda.

Sars official under investigation

2014-09-03 17:05

The SA Revenue Service says senior official Johann van Loggerenberg has been placed on special leave pending a probe into allegations of misconduct.

Medical tax credits and Sars codes

2014-09-01 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know which Sars code to use for additional medical tax credits.

Trade deficit widens

2014-08-29 15:19

South Africa's trade deficit has widened more than expected in July, from a R190m shortfall in June, data from the South African Revenue Service shows.

I am complying with Sars - Malema

2014-08-25 11:36
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EFF leader Julius Malema says he is complying with the provisional sequestration order against him, and has settled the matter with Sars.

Malema back in court over unpaid taxes

2014-08-25 06:21
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EFF leader Julius Malema's lawyers are expected to argue in court why a provisional sequestration order against him should not be made final.

Shuttleworth to appeal R250m levy

2014-08-24 14:56

Billionaire businessman Mark Shuttleworth is set to appeal a R250m levy imposed by the SA Reserve Bank to get some of his assets out of the country in 2009.

Nene can extend time of acting Sars chief

2014-08-14 13:04

The 90-day period of an acting SA Revenue Service commissioner can be extended at the discretion of the minister of finance, says Treasury.

 

Judgment expected in Sars Pillay case

2014-12-18 07:34

The Labour Court in Johannesburg is expected to hand down judgment in SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay's bid to have his suspension overturned.

Sars withdraws Richer's suspension

2014-12-17 12:32

The SA Revenue Service has withdrawn the suspension of strategic planning and risk group executive Peter Richer.

Presidency denies Zuma link to Sars suspensions

2014-12-16 22:01
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The Presidency has criticised allegations made by DA leader Helen Zille linking President Jacob Zuma to the suspension of SA Revenue Service staff members.

Tax professionals welcome Sars decision

2014-12-07 18:52

The SA institute of Tax Professionals has welcomed the SA Revenue Service's decision to suspend two of its senior officials.

Senior Sars officials suspended

2014-12-05 19:25

Deputy Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay and group executive of strategic planning and risk Peter Richers have been suspended, the revenue service has announced.

SA trade deficit shocker

2014-11-28 15:15

The deficit on South Africa's trade account has widened sharply in October compared to September, shows data from the SA Revenue Service.

Tax rules for South Africans working abroad

2014-11-24 13:58

A Fin24 user working abroad is not sure about double tax and when he will qualify for certain tax exemptions.

Over 3.8 million submit tax returns

2014-11-18 20:10

The SA Revenue Service says 3.8 million South Africans have already submitted their tax returns as the end to the tax season fast approaches.

SARS's Moyane changes exco role

2014-11-16 14:45

The SA Revenue Service has confirmed that commissioner Tom Moyane has suspended his executive committee's advisory duties.

Let 'spy' investigation do its work - Sars

2014-11-09 14:30

The SA Revenue Service has urged that an independent investigation be allowed to complete its work into allegations of spying by the organisation's intelligence unit.

Corporate tax lifts head from recession

2014-11-04 19:33

The levels of corporate income tax collected by the SA Revenue Service are only now beginning to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, according to Sars.

Rhino Horn smugglers caught at OR Tambo

2014-10-31 21:05

Two men have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport for possession of rhino horn worth an estimated R4.5m.

Sars head vows action on Zuma bugging report

2014-10-14 16:28

SA Revenue Service commissioner Thomas Moyane has vowed to thoroughly investigate allegations about a rogue Sars unit bugging President Jacob Zuma's home.

Sars won't comment on Zuma bugging claims

2014-10-12 19:08

The SA Revenue Service has declined to comment on reports that it had bugged President Jacob Zuma's private Johannesburg home.

Release of Lonmin financial records delayed

2014-10-09 09:05

Lonmin has delayed the release of a report which will show what the company's financial position was during the violent wage-related unrest.

Sars boss: I will be knocking on your door

2014-09-26 07:00

New SA Revenue Service commissioner Thomas Moyane has issued a warning to those in default of paying their taxes.

Sars gets new commissioner

2014-09-23 14:25

Thomas Swabihi Moyane has been appointed as the new commissioner of the SA Revenue Service, the presidency says.

R140m tender above board, court hears

2014-09-10 19:25

There was nothing suspicious in a former head of department's awarding of a R140m tender to a security company, the Nelspruit Regional Court has heard.

'Spy love' official placed on special leave

2014-09-03 16:47

Senior SA Revenue Service official Johann van Loggerenberg has been placed on special leave pending a probe into allegations of misconduct, Sars says.

Spy love gets ugly

2014-08-31 16:57

The lurid romance between Sars executive Johan van Loggenberg and alleged spy Belinda Walter has taken a new turn, with court papers describing her behaviour as unethical and “unspeakable”.

There won't be any sequestration - Malema

2014-08-25 14:42

EFF leader Julius Malema says the provisional sequestration order against him is a closed matter, and his political career won't be cut short because "there is not going to be any sequestration".

Malema sequestration order extended to December

2014-08-25 10:41

The provisional sequestration order against EFF leader Julius Malema regarding his outstanding tax bill has been extended to 1 December.

Who is settling Julius Malema's taxes?

2014-08-24 16:06
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Julius Malema is set to face tough questions from the taxman about where he got the money to pay his R18m tax bill.

Tax investigator to be removed - claim

2014-08-17 14:14

The Reserve Bank has declined to comment on a report in the Sunday Times that top tax investigator Johan van Loggerenberg "looks set" to be removed.

Minister announces probe into alleged spy

2014-08-14 10:39

State Security Minister David Mahlobo has announced a probe after weekend reports claiming misconduct by an alleged State Security Agency spy who was involved in a relationship with a top Sars official.

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