What you need to know about provisional tax

2017-06-07 09:35

An increasing number of people are leaving formal employment to work on their own. But this move has significant tax implications.

Tax ombud gets more bite

2017-03-05 06:00

Recent legislative amendments are set to make the Office of the Tax Ombudsman more independent of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in a move that should benefit ordinary taxpayers when they report an issue to the ombud.

Tax ombud to initiate investigations into issues affecting taxpayers

2017-02-27 09:16

Amendments to the Tax Administration Act have given the Office of the Tax Ombudsman greater independence and, importantly, the ability to initiate an investigation into systemic issues affecting taxpayers.

Moyane admits: My relationship with Gordhan is strained

2017-02-24 13:24

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says the R30bn revenue shortfall was not caused by tax collection inefficiencies, as indicated in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

Majority of taxpayers are older than 25 - report

2016-12-29 18:23

The latest Tax Statistics report reveals that the majority of taxpayers are aged between 25 and 54.

About 40% of SA taxpayers registered in Gauteng

2016-11-30 13:58

The Gauteng province had the largest number of taxpayers for the 2015 tax year in South Africa, according to the tax statistics report.

Nothing wrong with Sars investigative unit - AG

2016-11-04 19:43

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says his office has found nothing untoward about the so-called “rogue unit” at the SA Revenue Service during the audit process.

NPA sent Sars 'rogue unit' docket back to Hawks

2016-05-16 16:48

The Hawks brought a docket on the so-called Sars "rogue unit" to the NPA a few weeks ago, but it was sent back for further investigation.

Former Sars officials respond to ministers' press briefing

2016-03-02 20:25

Former Sars deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay, and strategic planning risk group executive, Peter Richer, have accused Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and State Security Minister David Mahlobo of violating their rights to dignity and reputation.

Sars saga: Under-fire Pillay and Richer resign

2015-05-07 10:54

Suspended South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and strategic planning risk group executive Peter Richer have resigned from Sars with immediate effect.


SARS collects revenue of over R1.14trn

2017-04-03 12:34

The South African Revenue Service has collected R1.144trn for the 2016/17 financial year, according to SARS boss Tom Moyane.

SARS at risk of imploding

2017-03-05 05:07

Mass resignations, failure to maintain standards, lack of capacity and expertise, and an anti-intellectual culture blamed for low levels of revenue collection.

Personal income tax is the only option

2017-02-26 10:09

Notwithstanding all the recent speculation around an increase in VAT, National Treasury steered away from politically sensitive taxes and mainly targeted personal income tax to meet the R28 billion tax shortfall for the 2017-18 tax year.

BEWARE: New scam targeting small businesses

2017-01-10 18:28

A businessman spotted a scam targeting his small business, and nipped it in the bud before it caused him major loss. He shared his story with Fin24.

Chamber of Mines challenges UN report on gold exports

2016-12-14 17:22

Research commissioned by the Chamber of Mines points out flaws to a previous study implying that misinvoicing of gold commodities in South Africa amounts to $78.2bn.

7 things to know from the latest tax statistics report

2016-11-30 05:30

Sars and National Treasury released its latest tax statistics report this week. Here are seven facts you should know.

Woman arrested at OR Tambo with R2m worth of cocaine

2016-08-15 17:57

Sars customs officials have arrested a woman at OR Tambo International Airport with R2m worth of cocaine.

Don’t let fear set you up for investment failure

2016-03-17 15:13

Anet Ahern, chief investment officer at PSG Asset Management, on what investors should keep in mind during turbulent economic times.

Sars boss: Paying taxes is a patriotic act

2015-09-06 20:00

The payment of taxes is statutory, but at its centre it is a patriotic act and a catalyst for financial citizenship, says Sars commissioner Tom Moyane.

Pravin Gordhan sucked into Sars saga

2015-05-03 15:51

Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan will receive a letter this week summoning him to testify at the disciplinary hearing of suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

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