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Public trust in SARS has been dwindling over a number of years, but if the new commissioner can re-establish a culture of enforcement of the rules then it could help restore tax morality, Judge Dennis Davis said.
Public Enterprise Minister Parvin Gordhan suffered "unbelievable trauma" through the "disgraceful reporting" on the SARS 'rogue unit', says Judge Dennis Davis.
Government ministers and a judge described poor governance challenges that bedevilled SARS under suspended tax boss Tom Moyane
Davis is presenting evidence following former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, on corporate governance and tax shortfalls at the SA Revenue Service.
Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will be the highest profile witnesses yet to testify before the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.
The recommendation by the Davis Tax Committee (DTC) that the SA Revenue Service commissioner “urgently” receive more oversight has nothing to do with Tom Moyane, DTC head Judge Dennis Davis told City Press.
In a new report the Davis Tax Committee says that fee-free higher education for all tertiary university students in SA is not “financially possible or desirable in the short- to medium term”.
Judge Dennis Davis who heads up the Davis Tax Committee has attacked and affronted SARS and therefore there has been a breakdown in trust, according to Commissioner Tom Moyane.
The SA Revenue Service seems to have misunderstood the nature of the Davis Tax Committee when it dramatically announced that it wanted Judge Dennis Davis to recuse himself.
The SA Revenue Service (Sars) wants Judge Dennis Davis removed from the Davis Tax Committee and is considering a complaint against him at the Judicial Services Commission
After the 1% VAT increase there is no more room left for government to try and increase fiscal revenue from a tax perspective, says Judge Dennis Davis.
Judge Dennis Davis says it is a positive development that consultancy Bain & Company is being held accountable for their project to restructure SARS, which he believes was counterproductive.
Davis told the Nugent Commission of Inquiry he never saw the need for the controversial restructuring process at the SARS undertaken by international consulting firm Bain & Company in 2015.
The Nugent Commission of Inquiry heard from former Finace Minister Malusi Gigaba, current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, Judge Dennis Davis and Bain managing partner Vittorio Massone in a full day of testimony.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will proceed with a commission of inquiry into SARS after the tax agency's commissioner Tom Moyane was suspended.
The uncertainty around National Health Insurance is cause for concern, says the Davis Tax Committee, which emphasised the need for proper consultation before its implementation.
People are going to spend more time hiding their wealth, says economist Mike Schussler as the finance ministry wants a study into an annual wealth tax.
I understand the difficulty of summarising a 40-minute speech, particularly when no written copy is distributed, but, unfortunately, the report needs some correction.
Anyone who has been watching the recent happenings at SARS will either believe it is an organisation under severe, unfair attack or that it's an institution mired in controversy.
SARS says that Judge Dennis Davis’ is no longer fit to serve on the specialist tax committee.
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