Another blow for Mkhwebane as court rules SARS can withhold taxpayer records

2020-03-23 19:19

The Public Protector will have to pay 15% of SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter's legal costs out of her own pocket.

SARS is still collecting taxes - but with the help of gloves and sanitisers

2020-03-17 18:30

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said the coronavirus has taken various institutions by surprise, but that health and safety could not be taken lightly.

SARS says it's on top of things as SA confirms third case of coronavirus

2020-03-08 14:28

As South Africa confirmed its third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday, the revenue receiver says wants to "reassure" taxpayers that it's on top of things as far as controlling imports is concerned and that its customs and excise operations will continue as normal.

Expat tax: not all will be affected, cautions Fin24 reader

2020-03-02 17:39

Changes to the South African tax law relating to so-called "expat tax" will only impact those who are regarded as SA tax residents as defined by the Income Tax Act.

SARS hails businessman's court loss as boost for tax compliance

2020-02-28 21:06

Tax crime is not a victimless crime, says SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

Expat tax: What to know about double taxation, your tax status and SARS penalties

2020-02-22 13:43

Amendments to SA's tax law mean SA tax residents working abroad will only be exempt from paying tax on the first R1 million they earn abroad.

Taxing punishment: Brothers get long jail terms for defrauding SARS of R1.5 million

2020-02-19 13:25

Two brothers convicted of defrauding the South African Revenue Services 11 years ago are each sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Withdrawn charges against SARS trio bodes well for rule of law - Freedom Under Law

2020-02-08 18:21

Freedom Under Law (FUL) has welcomed the withdrawal of charges against three former senior SARS officials, who were accused of being involved in the so-called rogue unit, adding it is good news for the country and rule of law.

Kieswetter: SARS' illicit economy unit has recovered R2.6bn so far

2020-01-24 20:32

SARS' unit that tackles illicit financial flows has recovered R2.6bn in taxes since April 2019.

5 hits, 5 misses in 2019: We were doing so well until we were doing so badly

2020-01-02 19:59

While government made progress in some areas this year, it was not without any blunders either. We take a look at how government tried to take two steps forward, but then one step back.


R400m recovered so far from illicit financial flows

2020-03-18 15:16

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says the tax authority includes illicit financial flows among its projects aimed at combating the illicit economy.

Taxman slaps Bosasa with R849m tax bill, opposes business rescue bid by Watsons

2020-03-11 13:52

SARS has brought an application to intervene and oppose a court bid by Jared Watson, nephew of late Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, to have some of the Bosasa companies placed under business rescue.

It's not up to Zuma to consent to the release of SARS docs, court hears

2020-03-06 16:34

The Public Protector and the revenue service have been engaged in a court battle over the former president's tax records.

Businessman Mark Lifman loses SCA appeal bid in tax row with SARS

2020-03-01 21:38

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter is satisfied after judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissing an application for leave to appeal by businessman Mark Lifman relating to his tax case against the service.

Revived SARS will boost revenue collection, says Treasury

2020-02-26 19:43

The South African Revenue Service is in the process of reviewing its procurement processes and cancelling contracts that are not serving the institution, as part of the process of rebuilding its structures.

Kieswetter: No legal proof Zuma supports Public Protector's tax subpoena - report

2020-02-20 11:48

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says there is no legal proof that former president Jacob Zuma supports Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's subpoena for his tax records.

'You're free to go' - Relief for ex-SARS officials as charges withdrawn in lengthy 'rogue unit' saga

2020-02-17 12:21

"You are free to go." These were the words of Acting Judge Anthony Millar as charges were officially withdrawn against three former senior SARS officials in the so-called "rogue unit" saga.

NPA withdraws charges against so-called SARS rogue unit trio

2020-02-07 20:28

Charges against three former senior South African Revenue Service officials accused of involvement in the so-called rogue unit have been withdrawn.

Tobacco industry lobby group to be stubbed out

2020-01-22 18:20

In the statement, Tobacco Institute of South Africa said its member companies opted to used their resources for their own individual strategic goals and, as such, the institute would be closing its doors.

If 2019 was a bad year for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, 2020 could be worse

2020-01-01 09:52

While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane weathered many a storm in 2019, there are dark clouds on the horizon for 2020.

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