ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

Pillay remains suspended - Sars

2015-01-28 20:30

Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay remains suspended despite the unfair labour practice dispute being resolved through the CCMA, Sars says.

Sars taken for a ride

2015-01-27 10:39

A top spy and former business partner of one of President Jacob Zuma's wives is being accused of cheating Sars out of R11m.

Sars suspends Pillay for second time

2015-01-23 12:52

SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has been suspended for the second time in two months.

Pillay has till Jan 16 to appeal Sars decision

2015-01-14 20:00

Deputy Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay has until Friday to give the SA Revenue Service reasons not to suspend him.

Sars suspends Richer again

2015-01-07 18:43

Sars has announced that its strategic planning and risk group executive, Peter Richer, has been suspended again.

Illicit cigarettes, ivory found at border

2014-12-29 15:32

Illicit cigarettes and ivory have been found at border posts with South Africa's neighbours over the past week, Sars has revealed.

Operation Shut Up

2014-12-23 10:11

It all started in 2007 with the Scorpions, then the Hawks, the NPA and now Sars, says Adriaan Basson.

Zuma’s Operation Shut Up almost solemnised

2014-12-23 07:35

The Scorpions are dead, the Hawks’ wings have been cut, the NPA is reeling and now the taxman is on its knees. It all started in 2007, says Adriaan Basson.

Events will not derail Sars, says Nene

2014-12-21 19:05

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says he will do everything within his power to ensure the SA Revenue Service remains a model public institution.

Sars: Why Pillay is up for suspension again

2014-12-21 10:11

SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay is facing suspension again, but he is being offered an opportunity to defend himself.

Sars' Pillay faces suspension again

2014-12-21 07:00

The SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay faced suspension again, a day after he was reinstated, the Sunday Times has reported.

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The SA Revenue Service has withdrawn the suspension of strategic planning and risk group executive Peter Richer.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

 

Pillay and Sars settle

2015-01-28 15:43

The dispute between Sars and its deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has been settled, according to the CCMA.

Hudaco to settle R312m tax debt

2015-01-25 08:55

Hudaco Industries will part with R312m in final settlement of a tax debt that has been hanging over the industrial and electronics group for almost two years.

Zuma's ANC hell-bent on destroying Hawks - Breytenbach

2015-01-21 19:06
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Prosecutor-turned DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says the allegations that led to Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension are baseless.

'Media fight' about suspensions worries Sars

2015-01-14 10:05

The South African Revenue Service is concerned that the media is being used to fight internal disciplinary processes.

Procedure important when objecting to Sars

2015-01-07 17:37

A Fin24 user ran into trouble with Sars after working abroad for a South African company and then hit some problems when trying to object.

Spat over taxman's new wheels

2014-12-24 10:23
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New tax chief Tom Moyane is driving a brand-new, luxury 4x4 because it seems the taxman often needs to maneuver rough terrain.

Operation Shut Up

2014-12-23 08:36

It all started in 2007 with the Scorpions, then the Hawks, the NPA and now Sars, says Adriaan Basson.

Mantashe worries about stirs at Sars

2014-12-22 09:36

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern over disruptions at the SA Revenue Service in an interview with Netwerk24's Beeld newspaper.

Sars’ rogue unit approved at highest level - report

2014-12-21 14:17

An alleged covert Sars unit was approved at the highest levels of government and established in partnership with the National Intelligence Agency, a report says.

Rogue spy unit report rocks Sars

2014-12-21 07:45

An independent investigation into a rogue spy unit has rocked the South African Revenue Services as tax settlements worth billions could be reversed.

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.

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