ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

Drugs worth R14.8m seized in March

2014-04-14 21:04

Drugs with an estimated street value of over R14.8m have been prevented from entering South Africa in March after being seized by the SA Revenue Service.

Taxpayers must ensure Sars affairs are in order

2014-04-11 17:01

A Fin24 user was shocked to find out that she owes Sars thousands of rands and Sars emphasises that taxpayers must ensure that their taxes are in good order.

Help! I'm an adult and it sucks!

2014-04-09 11:30

Growing up sucks, well sometimes. This reader tells us why, at times, she wishes she was still a little girl.

Taxpayers can now turn to new Tax Ombud

2014-04-07 12:42

The new SA Tax Ombud can review and address complaints by taxpayers regarding service, procedural or administrative issues relating to their dealings with Sars.

Sars, Treasury to sign US double tax deal

2014-04-04 09:40

The National Treasury and the SA Revenue Service are discussing an inter-governmental agreement with the United States on a foreign tax compliant act.

Court rules against Krejcir on Sars affidavit

2014-04-02 09:02

An attempt by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir to declare sections of a Sars affidavit inadmissible has been dismissed by the North Gauteng High Court, according to a report.

SA records unexpected trade surplus

2014-03-31 14:45

South Africa has recorded an unexpected trade surplus in February after a large shortfall in January, data from Sars show.

Sars eyes R10bn from tax evaders

2014-02-23 18:07

The SA Revenue Service has in the past 10 years recovered, or is busy retrieving, an estimated R10bn in unpaid taxes from SA’s most notorious gangsters and tax evaders.

Malema will make it to Parliament - EFF

2014-02-13 12:28
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Several strategies are being implemented to ensure that financially embattled EFF leader Julius Malema makes it to Parliament after the elections, his party has vowed.

Agliotti estate to be sequestrated

2014-02-10 19:22

A final order to sequestrate the convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti's estate has been issued, the SA Revenue Service says.

Malema set to fight sequestration

2014-02-10 07:28
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EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to fight against sequestration over millions of rand owed to the taxman in the North Gauteng High Court.

Sars after Krejcir manager

2014-02-04 15:27

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir's Money Point business manager Ivan Savov has been accused of fraud by Sars.

SA records R770m trade surplus

2013-12-30 16:00

South Africa has reported a R770m trade surplus in November after a R12.39bn deficit the previous month, according to data from the South African Revenue Service.

Gordhan: Thank you for filing your tax

2013-11-25 18:49

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the growth in the number of tax returns filed by the more than six million people shows the continued growth in tax compliance.

Lolly Jackson's assets to be auctioned

2013-11-21 08:49

Murdered strip club owner Lolly Jackson's widow is auctioning some of his assets to help pay his outstanding R100m tax bill, according to a report.

Sars closes in on Czech fugitive

2013-11-17 12:03

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s problems have intensified with Sars slapping a preservation order on him after an investigation found that he had under-disclosed his taxable income to the amount of R114m.

ConCourt confirms ruling on Sars raids

2013-11-14 14:06

The Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling that a section of the Customs and Excise Act pertaining to the search of premises by the SA Revenue Service is unconstitutional.

Sars officials arrested on extortion charges

2013-11-07 14:20

Seven customs officials have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in robbery and extortion against businesses owned by foreign nationals, says Sars.

SA trade deficit over R18bn

2013-10-31 19:43

SA recorded a trade deficit of R18.94bn for September, Sars says.

Sars' strong arm tactics

2013-10-25 07:10

The taxman should tone down his collection methods, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Fedusa calls for tax on super rich

2013-10-22 18:37

The mini budget needs to focus on education, limited tax base erosion and tax the super rich, says the Federation of Unions of SA.

Medical aid tops fringe benefits - Sars

2013-10-21 16:47

Medical aid paid on behalf of employees is the largest fringe benefit at R38bn for the 2012/13 fiscal year, according to data from the SA Revenue Service.

Sars warns tax payers of fraudsters

2013-10-15 18:17

The SA Revenue Service has urged taxpayers to exercise caution against tax advisers who guarantee them a refund on their tax returns after an increase in fraud cases.

SARS crime bust - 4 arrested

2013-10-04 21:13

Four people, including a government employee who allegedly posed as an SA Revenue Service official, have been arrested for allegedly abusing the tax system.

Tax ombud a boon for South Africans

2013-10-01 22:52

The appointment of South Africa's first tax ombud will save taxpayers money and time in resolving their disputes with Sars, say industry experts.

 

Teach DA, EFF a lesson, says Nzimande

2014-04-12 17:00
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The DA and EFF must be taught a powerful lesson, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Malema trust launched to settle Sars bill

2014-04-09 20:41
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A trust has been launched to collect funds to settle EFF leader Julius Malema's R16m SA Revenue Service bill.

Gordhan: No wasting of taxpayers' money

2014-04-07 14:17
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The government owes it to taxpayers to spend their money wisely, honestly and efficiently, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma on taxman's radar over Nkandla upgrades

2014-04-04 17:18
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President Jacob Zuma could face yet another probe into his R246m taxpayer funded home upgrades, this time from the taxman.

Sars looking into Nkandla tax issue

2014-04-03 12:56
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The SA Revenue Service says it will deal with a DA request to look into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla tax issue, after it emerged he may owe about R16.8m for fringe benefits he received.

Sars surpasses tax collection target

2014-04-01 17:12

The Revenue Service has collected R899.7bn the past financial year, surpassing its target of R899bn, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

SA's trade deficit shock

2014-02-28 14:40

South Africa has swung into a wide trade deficit of R17.06bn in January, about double what economists have expected, official data shows.

SARS takes on Zuma’s son

2014-02-16 08:12
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President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, is embroiled in a heated battle with the South African Revenue Services which accuses him of dealing in contraband cigarettes.

Malema: Sars can't stop me or the EFF

2014-02-11 08:28
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EFF leader Julius Malema says the SA Revenue Service cannot stop him or his party from going to Parliament.

Malema placed under provisional sequestration

2014-02-10 13:41
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The North Gauteng High Court has placed EFF leader Julius Malema under provisional sequestration.

Sars after Kebble killer

2014-02-09 14:09

The taxman is after Brett Kebble’s hit man, Mikey Schultz, for unpaid taxes on blood money he earned in the 2005 shooting.

Sars takes on SA billionaire

2014-01-31 22:34

Mark Krok's assets worth R298m, which includes a property in Clifton and shares in top firms like Vodacom and Bidvest, have been placed under curatorship.

SA shines in global tax rankings

2013-11-28 05:00

South Africa is one of only 18 countries that comply fully with international standards on the transparency and exchange of taxpayers information.

Sars eyes Illegal tobacco traders

2013-11-24 14:26

Sars is set to clamp down on illicit tobacco trade around the country in a bid to recover more than R400m in unpaid taxes.

Time running out for taxpayers

2013-11-19 19:30

While time is running out for tax submissions, a handy guide could help taxpayers to find their way through e-filing.

Krejcir's assets seized

2013-11-15 19:09

Controversial businessman Radovan Krejcir has had all his assets placed under the control of a curator.

Taxman pays out over R12.8bn in refunds

2013-11-11 18:13

Almost four million people had submitted their tax returns and over R12.8bn tax refunds have been paid out, according to the SA Revenue Service.

Sars reports big drug haul

2013-11-05 23:24

Drugs worth about R14.2m were seized in October by SA Revenue Service customs teams throughout the country, the tax-collector has said.

Agliotti divorces wife to evade Sars

2013-10-27 09:26

Convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti, who owes Sars more than R78m, has divorced his wife so as to allegedly prevent the South African Revenue Service from getting to all his assets.

Sars: No comment on Vavi's tax probe claim

2013-10-23 10:16

It is unfortunate that suspended Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi discussed his tax affairs on social networking platforms, says Sars.

Gautengers top tax table

2013-10-21 17:02

Close to half of South Africa's taxable personal income is earned by Gauteng residents, according to data released by the SA Revenue Service.

Taxman's coffers swell to R813.8bn

2013-10-21 12:44

The SA Revenue Service has collected R71.2bn more than during the previous fiscal year, and the individual tax register has shown strong growth.

Fire failing managers, Phiyega told

2013-10-11 20:31

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been told in Parliament to fire all her senior management staff if they failed to improve their performance.

Four arrested in Sars crime bust

2013-10-04 18:18

Four people, including a government employee who allegedly posed as an SA Revenue Service official, have been arrested for allegedly abusing the tax system.

More help at hand for taxpayers

2013-10-01 16:20

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has appointed retired Gauteng Judge President Bernard Ngoepe as the Tax Ombud to help taxpayers with any difficulties.

 
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