ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

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.

Malema will make it to Parliament - EFF

2014-02-13 12:28
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Several strategies are being implemented to ensure that financially embattled EFF leader Julius Malema makes it to Parliament after the elections, his party has vowed.

Agliotti estate to be sequestrated

2014-02-10 19:22

A final order to sequestrate the convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti's estate has been issued, the SA Revenue Service says.

Malema set to fight sequestration

2014-02-10 07:28
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EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to fight against sequestration over millions of rand owed to the taxman in the North Gauteng High Court.

Sars after Krejcir manager

2014-02-04 15:27

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir's Money Point business manager Ivan Savov has been accused of fraud by Sars.

SA records R770m trade surplus

2013-12-30 16:00

South Africa has reported a R770m trade surplus in November after a R12.39bn deficit the previous month, according to data from the South African Revenue Service.

Gordhan: Thank you for filing your tax

2013-11-25 18:49

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the growth in the number of tax returns filed by the more than six million people shows the continued growth in tax compliance.

 

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
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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
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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
309 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
171 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
96 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
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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.

Malema: Sars can't stop me or the EFF

2014-02-11 08:28
536 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema says the SA Revenue Service cannot stop him or his party from going to Parliament.

Malema placed under provisional sequestration

2014-02-10 13:41
270 comments

The North Gauteng High Court has placed EFF leader Julius Malema under provisional sequestration.

Sars after Kebble killer

2014-02-09 14:09

The taxman is after Brett Kebble’s hit man, Mikey Schultz, for unpaid taxes on blood money he earned in the 2005 shooting.

Sars takes on SA billionaire

2014-01-31 22:34

Mark Krok's assets worth R298m, which includes a property in Clifton and shares in top firms like Vodacom and Bidvest, have been placed under curatorship.

SA shines in global tax rankings

2013-11-28 05:00

South Africa is one of only 18 countries that comply fully with international standards on the transparency and exchange of taxpayers information.

Sars eyes Illegal tobacco traders

2013-11-24 14:26

Sars is set to clamp down on illicit tobacco trade around the country in a bid to recover more than R400m in unpaid taxes.

 
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