ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

SARS' Makwakwa on paid leave for 9 months as investigation stalls

2017-06-21 05:00

Jonas Makwakwa, second-in-command at SARS, has been on paid leave for the past nine months amid an investigation into suspicious payments into his bank account.

Gigaba ducks question on spy who worked at SARS

2017-06-15 20:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has ducked a question on why Mandisa Mokwena was able to be an employee at SARS, while also being employed as a state spy.

SARS group executive accuses former spokesperson of lying under oath

2017-06-08 21:28

The SARS group executive has accused former spokesperson Adrian Lackay of lying under oath during his CCMA hearing.

Former SARS spokesperson enjoyed benefits from Pillay, CCMA hears

2017-06-07 23:30

One of the reasons former SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay left the service was because he was no longer enjoying benefits he received from former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

SARS ALERT: We don't share taxpayer information

2017-06-06 17:52

The South African Revenue Service moved to reassure all taxpayers that it does not discuss or divulge taxpayer information.

CCMA to hear Adrian Lackay's case against SARS

2017-06-05 07:21

Former SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay's case against the service at the CCMA is expected to continue in Johannesburg.

‘Fraudsters get away’

2017-06-04 06:01

Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) has expressed shock at learning that the majority of convicted civil servants received only a slap on the wrist in the form of fines and suspended sentences despite defrauding the state of millions of rands.

SARS investigating Zuma's Nkandla fringe benefit tax

2017-05-24 16:49

The Democratic Alliance wants the SA Revenue Service to speed up its probe into President Jacob Zuma's fringe benefit tax relating to his Nkandla homestead upgrades.

Tax resistance a legitimate show of unhappiness - expert

2017-05-19 10:45

Tax resistance has historically played a significant role in bringing down world orders, says Patricia Williams, tax dispute resolution expert at Bowmans.

Massive cocaine bust at OR Tambo

2017-05-11 12:10

Two women have been busted with a huge amount of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport.

 

We can't divulge details of alleged R70m Gupta VAT refund - SARS

2017-06-20 15:07

SARS says it can't give information on the R70m VAT refund allegedly received by the Gupta family because the Constitution requires it to not disclose matters relating to individuals.

Former SARS spokesperson was never identified as a ‘problem’, CCMA hears

2017-06-09 22:09

Former SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay was never identified as a “problem” during a GCIS meeting held in December 2014, the CCMA has heard.

#GuptaLeaks: Guptas tipped off about SARS investigation unit

2017-06-08 08:37

About a year before the now discredited SARS rogue unit narrative was created, the Guptas were receiving “intelligence” that there was a unit in SARS that was investigating them as well as others who were close to the president.

SARS group executive rubbishes former spokesperson's claims

2017-06-06 19:23

South African Revenue Service group executive Luther Lebelo has dismissed claims that the leaking of information to the public was never investigated.

SARS calls its first witness in former spokesperson’s CCMA case

2017-06-05 21:00

SARS has called its first witness in former spokesperson Adrian Lackay’s constructive dismissal case in Johannesburg.

EXCLUSIVE: Drama at SARS over R70m Gupta refund

2017-06-04 06:01

The Gupta family has received much-needed relief in the form of a R70m value-added tax (VAT) refund payment that raised serious eyebrows and concern at the SA Revenue Service.

Exports down more than 9% in April - data

2017-05-31 19:26

The trade surplus of R5.08bn for April is down from R11.28bn reported in March due to a contraction in exports by more than 9%.

Zuma no longer sees need to step into Moyane Treasury spat

2017-05-22 20:47

President Jacob Zuma says he no longer sees the need to mediate between the Finance Ministry and the SA Revenue Service as the respective leaders have a “good working relationship”.

Outstanding tax debt: Be careful of SARS' demands

2017-05-14 16:03

SARS’ standard processes and automated notices are not always fully aligned with the actual tax legislation, specifically regarding demands for taxes, cautions a tax expert.

Over R13bn owed to KZN municipalities - Cogta MEC

2017-05-09 21:34

The KZN Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs department is to enlist the services of SARS as its municipalities across the province seek to recoup more than R13bn owed by customers.

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