Matthew Lester: Offshore disclosure door opens as #PanamaPapers leak lingers

2016-07-21 20:32

A new ruling gives non-compliant taxpayers a window to disclose offshore assets - but those who miss the boat could face criminal charges, warns a tax expert.

Rand extends gains after SA's record trade surplus

2016-07-01 06:00

The rand has extended its rally to a third day after South Africa posted the biggest trade surplus since at least 1996 as exports of precious metals and stones surged.

Businessman convicted in one of biggest Western Cape fraud cases

2016-06-27 15:45

A Cape Town businessman whose scheme resulted in SARS losing R250m has been found guilty of fraud, racketeering, money laundering and reckless trading.

Sars confiscates R9m cocaine at OR Tambo

2016-06-13 17:49

Authorities have confiscated R9m worth of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport, South African Revenue Service Customs officials say.

Gordhan rejects accusations he misused SA public money

2016-06-12 18:06

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has rejected accusations that he misused public money to set up an investigative unit when he led Sars.

Watch out for new scam, Sars warns small businesses

2016-06-06 10:02

Sars says small businesses must be on the lookout for scammers who pretend to be Sars representatives and demand 'outstanding payments' on undeclared taxes.

Customs nab woman carrying R2m worth cocaine into OR Tambo

2016-05-29 18:25

Sars customs officials have intercepted a woman from Sao Paolo at OR Tambo International Airport who was carrying R2.1m worth of cocaine in her backpack.

Zuma v Gordhan narrative is 'toxic' - Presidency

2016-05-27 14:55

The Presidency has condemned what it called a "toxic narrative" in the media about a war between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gordhan will not be arrested - for now, says Hawks

2016-05-22 12:13

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been assured by the Hawks that he isn’t a suspect in the so-called Sars rogue unit and won’t be arrested, says a report.

Is Zuma's bruised ego behind Pravin's troubles?

2016-05-18 07:55

Melanie Verwoerd wonders about the reasons for President Jacob Zuma’s resistance to Pravin Gordhan, who had been a close comrade and confidant for many years.


It's cool to pay taxes, says Sars boss Tom Moyane

2016-07-01 13:28

Paying taxes is "cool", says Sars commissioner Tom Moyane during a "walking for tax" initiative on the official opening of 2016's tax season, to create awareness.

Brexit to impact SA exports, particularly agriculture - expert

2016-06-30 15:43

Should the trade linkages with the UK react negatively on the back of the Brexit decision, it could have a negative impact on SA's overall current account balance, says an expert.

Sars sees grapes, not wine when taxing farmers

2016-06-17 06:00

A recent judgment shows the pitfalls for farmers in terms of how they have to account for any produce that has not been disposed of at the end of their tax year.

What is the 4% Rule for Retirement?

2016-06-12 18:07

The ingenious 4% rule rule takes out all the complications of retirement planning, and allows you to figure out exactly how much you need to safely retire.

Sars paid KPMG R23m for 'rogue' unit probe

2016-06-07 14:42

Sars paid KPMG over R23m for its highly-contested probe into its investigation unit that was founded when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was Sars commissioner.

SA records R430m trade surplus for April

2016-05-31 14:57

SA's cumulative trade deficit has declined 41.7% from R32.01bn in 2015 to R18.67bn in 2016, as the region recorded a R430m trade surplus in April, according to Sars.

Hawks deny Gordhan inquiry moved to new unit

2016-05-29 16:04

SA's elite Hawks police unit has denied a report that a probe involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been transferred to another part of the force.

No political interference in Sars 'rogue unit' probe - Abrahams

2016-05-23 16:36

There has been no political interference during an investigation into the SA Revenue Service's so-called "rogue unit", the NPA says.

Gordhan spy charges could be unconstitutional - law expert

2016-05-19 09:16

The 1982 Protection of Information Act, which would reportedly be used to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with espionage, could be unconstitutional, according to a criminal law expert.

Gordhan speaks out on arrest reports

2016-05-17 18:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says reports of his alleged imminent arrest have been extremely distressing for him and his family.

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