No hasty decisions on wealth tax, says Ramaphosa's economic advisor Trudi Makhaya

2018-06-20 07:31

Government must consider the Davis Tax Committee's work holistically before making decisions about a possible wealth tax, says President Cyril Ramaphosa's economic advisor Trudi Makhaya.

State refuses to disclose parts of 'Project Sunday Evenings' docket to SARS trio

2018-06-18 11:14

The State has provided no reasons for why certain parts of a docket cannot be disclosed in its case against three former SARS employees accused of spying on the Scorpions and NPA.

Gordhan lays out state's case against suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane

2018-06-15 12:40

Charges include instructing an employee to feign illness, making unauthorised bonus payments to top staff, sharing a confidential report, and misleading lawmakers.

Gordhan likely main deponent in Moyane disciplinary case

2018-06-14 14:26

The lawyer of suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane confirmed that details of the charges were sent to him on Thursday.

Slow VAT collections set to improve

2018-06-10 11:40

Acting Sars commissioner Mark Kingon says the level of VAT collections is set to improve as the 2018/19 tax year proceeds because the hike in the rate of VAT has not yet reflected.

Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

2018-06-05 07:23

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says he has 'full confidence' in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams, and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

SARS cuts deadline for tax returns

2018-06-04 12:13

The South African Revenue Service says the tax filing season has been shortened by three weeks, in a bid to improve efficiency.

Carrim calls on FIC, Hawks, SARS and NPA to stem tax losses for SA

2018-05-31 07:06

South Africa is failing to tackle illicit financial flows and losing billions in potential tax revenue, says Yunus Carrim, chair of the standing committee on finance in Parliament.

Dept of Water and Sanitation: We had nothing to do with Makwakwa's Merc money

2018-05-29 17:27

The Department of Water and Sanitation has denied any involvement in transactions relating to former SARS chief executive for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa.

Top law firm in conflict claim

2018-05-28 10:26

Red flags have been raised about a forensic probe conducted by Bowmans into the state’s crime intelligence system, given that it did legal work on tenders for the system.


'Nothing to hide' - NPA explains refusal to disclose full 'Sunday Evenings' docket

2018-06-18 17:49

The National Prosecuting Authority has explained its refusal to fully disclose the docket against three former top SARS officials in the "Project Sunday Evenings" case – denying that it has anything to hide.

Case against SARS 'rogue unit' officials continues

2018-06-18 05:31

Three former South African Revenue Service (SARS) executives are expected to appear at the Pretoria Regional Court on charges of corruption.

Gordhan accuses Moyane of 'gross dereliction of duty' in affidavit

2018-06-14 18:15

The public enterprises minister has accused suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane of "gross dereliction of duty" for lifting the suspension of controversial official Jonas Makwakwa without good reason.

Ramaphosa to file affidavit for Moyane inquiry on Wednesday

2018-06-13 11:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday file an affidavit to substantiate the case against Tom Moyane, whom he suspended as commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

SA Revenue Service officials turn down 'bundles of money' to nab passenger bound for Dubai

2018-06-08 10:15

Three officials from the tax agency were offered a bribe of R390 000 after they removed a passenger carrying a heavy backpack from a plane bound for Dubai.

Five things you need to know about SA's illicit tobacco trade

2018-06-04 15:07

SARS is cracking down on illicit trade, according to Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon. As it tightens the reins, here's what you need to know about illicit tobacco trade - a contributor to significant losses to the fiscus, and a suspected factor in state capture.

Slow start to SARS tax collections

2018-06-03 06:07

The SA Revenue Service started the first month of the 2019 tax year on a pedestrian note.

Delayed report on former KPMG employees to be released soon

2018-05-29 20:41

The inquiry into some former KPMG employees is now entering the final stages and the report will be released by the end of June, says Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza.

Sars says warnings it will cost R1,500 to bring your own laptop back into SA is a ‘hoax’ (but a TC01 form can only save time and trouble)

2018-05-28 17:51

Allegations that travellers have to fill out a DA65 form or risk paying a R1,500 fine are still spreading like wildfire – but Sars say it's a hoax. Still, a TC01 form may not be a bad idea.

Are you facing a tax audit by SARS? Know your rights

2018-05-28 06:01

A taxpayer who is subject to a tax audit has certain rights to engage with SARS, says Graeme Palmer from Garlicke & Bousfield Inc.

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