ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

R7m in bank notes nabbed at Durban airport

2016-02-09 18:28

The South African Revenue Service has intercepted R7m in bank notes from a passenger at King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Allan Greenblo: Who’s the boss? FSB leadership crisis, Sars Wars returns

2016-02-04 15:51

Allan Greenblo looks at the leadership concerns around the 'Twin Peaks' regulatory model, and one sure question around is: Who’s the boss?

Dog finds drugs worth R500 000 at OR Tambo Airport

2016-02-02 08:29

A sniffer dog has found drugs with a street value of over R500 000 in two routine checks at OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Revenue Service says.

Battle lines drawn at Sars as Moyane 'defies' Gordhan

2016-01-28 11:50

The battle lines at the SA Revenue Service have been drawn with Commissioner Tom Moyane seemingly defying Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on restructuring plans.

Changes to corrections of tax assessments

2016-01-26 17:29

A tax expert explains some of the consequences amendments to tax law could have for taxpayers wanting to dispute an assessment.

Sunday Times must apologise to Van Loggerenberg: Ombudsman

2016-01-18 09:30

The Press Ombudsman has ordered the Sunday Times to apologise to former Sars executive Johann van Loggerenberg for tarnishing his dignity and reputation.

SA shows trade surplus in November

2015-12-30 14:24

SA showed a trade surplus in November when trade with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland is included, according to SARS.

Couple in court over alleged R51m VAT scam

2015-12-22 15:32

Businesses scamming Sars have been sent a warning, after two people appeared in court for allegedly defrauding the national fiscus of about R51m.

Sunday Times to appeal Press Ombud's Sars ruling

2015-12-16 18:04

The Sunday Times says it is "disappointed" in the Press Ombudsman's findings against the paper, and will appeal the ruling, arguing that its stories about the SA Revenue Service were "balanced and unbiased".

Press Ombudsman slams Sunday Times for 'unfair' Sars reports

2015-12-16 12:58

The Press Ombudsman has slammed the Sunday Times for "unfair" reportage on a so-called "rogue unit" in the SA Revenue Service that breached the press code.

 

Former SARS employee gets two years for fraud

2016-02-05 18:38

A former SARS employee who defrauded the revenue service of over R700 000 has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

Sars cracking down on cash 'n carry sector

2016-02-02 21:00

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Tom Moyane has announced the launch of random on-site inspections targeted at so-called cash & carry businesses.

Sars hits back in standoff with Gordhan

2016-01-29 14:13

There is nothing illegal or out of the ordinary about its current review process as the process was approved by all relevant stakeholders, claims Sars.

OPINION | In the battle with Gordhan, Moyane must go

2016-01-28 10:53

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may have no option but to fire the current SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, as the rogue spy probe which he ordered has no base.

Ex-SARS officials suspicious of new 'leaked' KPMG report

2016-01-24 08:20

Four former officials at SARS caught up in a row over allegations of a spy unit have distanced themselves from another ''leaked'' KPMG report.

Gordhan halts Sars plans to 'assess situation'

2016-01-07 11:07

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has instructed Sars to halt its extensive restructuring plans so that he can make a full assessment of the situation.

Rhino horn worth R3m seized at OR Tambo

2015-12-23 21:34

Two rhino horns, weighing more than 10kg, have been seized at OR Tambo International Airport.

Sunday Times apologises to Gordhan over Sars 'rogue unit' claims

2015-12-20 11:33

The Sunday Times has issued a front-page apology to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for failing to give him the right to reply to a story that implicated him in a so-called SA Revenue Service "rogue unit".

Ex-Sars officials welcome Press Ombud's ruling against Sunday Times

2015-12-16 16:22

Former Sars officials, Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg, have welcomed the Press Ombudsman's ruling against the Sunday Times, saying stories published by the newspaper about them were "manifestly untrue".

Sunday Times must apologise to Gordhan over 'rogue Sars unit' stories

2015-12-16 11:04

The Press Ombudsman has ordered the Sunday Times to retract all stories about its Sars "rogue unit saga" and to publicly apologise in writing to former Sars commissioner Pravin Gordhan and others implicated.

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