ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

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.

Sars love-affair: Lawyer rejects reports

2014-08-11 18:53

The lawyer who laid a complaint against Sars group executive Johann van Loggenberg after their relationship ended has called media reports false and defamatory.

Sars revelations: Lawyer silent on spy claims

2014-08-10 15:50

The lawyer who laid a complaint against a top Sars official after ther relationship ended has refused to comment on reports that she was a State Security Agency spy.

Sars hit by love affair turned sour

2014-08-10 10:18

Sensational accusations are flying after a love affair turned sour between a SA Revenue Service enforcement boss and a top tobacco lawyer.

Trade deficit narrows sharply

2014-07-31 15:28

SA's trade deficit has narrowed more than expected in June from a revised R7.44bn shortfall in May, statistics show.

State wants tax consultant's bail revoked

2014-07-15 20:16

The State has asked the Cape Town Magistrate's Court to revoke bail granted to a tax consultant accused of fraudulently claiming tax refunds.

FNB - Property market will slow

2014-07-07 16:00

Economic growth is expected to pick up after a slight contraction in the first quarter, but rising interest rates will slow down the property market, says FNB.

FSB to investigate Seedat

2014-07-03 08:23

The Financial Services Board says it will investigate its former chief financial officer Dawood Seedat for alleged corruption.

Sars to focus on certain areas this tax season

2014-07-01 21:05

Acting Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay warns that extra attention will be paid to certain parts of the tax filing process this year.

Trade deficit narrows to R6.57bn

2014-06-30 14:41

The country's trade deficit has narrowed more than expected to R6.57bn in May, from a R13.03bn shortfall in April, according to the South African Revenue Service.

279 years imprisonment for tax fraudsters

2014-06-23 22:16

One of the most complex tax fraud trials Sars ever had to deal with has been concluded, and the 14 accused were sentenced to a total of 279 years' imprisonment.

SA's trade deficit widens to R13bn

2014-05-30 15:09

South Africa's April trade deficit widened to R13.03bn from R11.39bn in March, according to data from the South African Revenue Service.

I failed to declare certain income, Malema admits

2014-05-26 13:18
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has admitted he did not attend to his tax affairs the way the law required.

Sars obtains preservation order against Krejcir assets

2014-05-22 20:36

The SA Revenue Service has obtained a final preservation order against the assets of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.

EFF mum on Malema's R16m tax bill

2014-05-14 20:46
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The Economic Freedom Fighters has declined to comment on the status of party leader Julius Malema's R16m SA Revenue Service tax bill.

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.

 

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.

Sars reports false, defamatory - lawyer

2014-08-11 18:54

The lawyer who laid a complaint against Sars group executive Johann van Loggenberg after their relationship ended has called media reports false and defamatory.

Intelligence committee must probe SSA unit - DA

2014-08-10 20:42

The JSCI must probe reports that state resources were abused by the special operations unit of the State Security Agency, the DA has said.

Spying, 'double-agents' part of Sars probe

2014-08-10 14:24

It has evidence of "double agents" and false allegations, says Sars in reaction to a Pretoria lawyer's complaint against her former lover, a Sars official.

Using tax free savings accounts

2014-08-05 19:33

The question remains whether initiatives like the tax free savings account incentive will foster a savings culture in South Africa, says an expert.

R19m worth of drugs seized at OR Tambo

2014-07-26 06:30

Drugs with an estimated street value of R19.5m have been seized at O R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg.

6 tips for tax filing

2014-07-16 13:17

The 2014 tax filing season has started and here are some tips to help you.

File your tax, urges Cabinet

2014-07-10 11:13

The Cabinet has urged taxpayers to submit their individual returns for the 2014 season because it enables government to fund the country's development plans.

Mining sector tax falls dismally short - EFF

2014-07-03 09:32

Sars is failing to collect maximum revenue from the private sector and BEE players in the mining industry are involved in transfer pricing, claims the EFF.

Sars failing to collect from private sector – EFF

2014-07-02 22:38
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EFF says the SA Revenue Service is failing to collect maximum revenue from the private sector, particular from the mineral resources sector.

Sars wants to collect R1trn this tax season

2014-07-01 13:06

The SA Revenue Service intends collecting nearly R1trn during the 2014/15 tax season, which has kicked off.

Expert warns on land reform proposals

2014-06-26 17:51
276 comments

Government's proposal that a maximum share of 50% of farm land be allocated to farmworkers will, if enacted, require some big changes to current laws, a legal expert has warned.

Comments invited on new tax bill

2014-06-10 12:30

A bill dealing with changes to tax laws and regulations governing retirement funds has been tabled by the National Treasury for comment.

Sars accepts Malema's tax commitment

2014-05-26 19:28

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema's acknowledgement that he failed to comply with past tax obligations has been welcomed by the SA Revenue Service.

Malema sequestration deadline looms

2014-05-23 16:08
116 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema will oppose a final sequestration of his estate.

Kebble shooting accomplice sequestrated

2014-05-20 14:24

Sars says the estate of Faizel Smith, a bouncer and accomplice in the Brett Kebble killing, has been put under final sequestration.

Malema defends lavish lifestyle

2014-04-22 17:06
308 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema says he can't inspire the poor if he is living in a shack himself.

Teach DA, EFF a lesson, says Nzimande

2014-04-12 17:00
170 comments

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
237 comments

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
95 comments

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
141 comments

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
85 comments

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
118 comments

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.

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