SARS slams Mkhwebane's 'worrying ignorance' of the law in review of Pillay pension report

2019-12-10 06:02

The South African Revenue Service has labelled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings and remedial actions in a report into the early retirement and re-hiring of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay as "incompetent" and "irrational".

Court holds off issuing Public Protector subpoena forcing SARS to release Zuma's tax information

2019-11-12 17:44

SARS head Edward Kieswetter says he won't be expected to present tax records to Busisiwe Mkhwebane, pending legal clarity on releasing such information.

5-point plan to rebuild SARS and improve tax collections

2019-10-20 17:45

Tax experts weigh in on what SARS boss Edward Kieswetter can do to restore the organisation to its former glory and boost revenue collections.

SA looking at R50bn tax revenue shortfall – Momentum

2019-10-16 05:00

Ahead of the mini budget later this month, Momentum says the SA Revenue Service faces shortfalls in personal income tax, corporate income tax and VAT.

SARS head Kieswetter: Hitting revenue estimates will be hard

2019-10-11 13:55

'There isn’t a single silver bullet to fixing SARS,' the commissioner says.

SARS 'protect me from yourself' IT head exits with immediate effect

2019-10-02 13:47

SARS has ended the employment relationship with two suspended officials, with immediate effect. The revenue service will not pursue further actions against them.

Tax laws to be tightened next year following Nugent findings, Parly hears

2019-09-17 13:49

Draft legislation to tighten governance at the SA Revenue Service will be tabled early next year.

SA Revenue Service to sign agreement with prosecutors for over 1000 tax cases

2019-08-26 11:15

The tax agency is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the NPA, as it ramps up the process of ridding the institution of corruption, Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has told a conference.

Kieswetter accused of bullying, 'jobs for pals' - report

2019-07-07 12:00

SA Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter – whose appointment formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's clean-up of government agencies – has been accused of corruption in the Technology Innovation Agency, according to the Sunday Times.

Tax filing season: Don't miss out on your tax return

2019-06-04 17:16

SARS boss Edward Kieswetter on Tuesday announced that the threshold for tax returns has been lifted from R350 000 to R500 000, but taxpayers should still file their taxes if they believe they can get a return.


SARS' refusal to hand over Zuma's tax records could 'attract criminal sanctions' - Mkhwebane

2019-12-06 19:20

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane maintains she does have the power to obtain former president Jacob Zuma's tax information from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) whose refusal to provide it could result in "criminal sanctions".

SARS is doing a good job, its target is just too high - tax expert

2019-10-25 05:00

Given SA's economic performance, a tax expert says the tax collection target of R1.422trn is 'unrealistic'.

Sluggish economy, SARS inefficiencies likely behind revenue shortfall - tax experts

2019-10-17 17:36

Tax revenue collection may fall short by up to R50bn, tax experts have said, and it may be because new SARS boss Edward Kieswetter is preoccupied with rebuilding capabilities at the institution.

SARS promises no further action as another top exec resigns

2019-10-11 15:30

The tax agency's chief officer of human capital and development has resigned with immediate effect.

We will do better, SARS promises

2019-10-02 21:55

On the same day that ex-commissioner Tom Moyane renewed his bid to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, the SA Revenue Service promised taxpayers a "new beginning".

Kieswetter: Cross-border organised crime on the rise

2019-10-02 11:55

Cross-border organised crime is on the rise, SA Revenue Service commissioner Edward Kieswetter said on Wednesday, making particular reference to crimes involving illicit financial flows.

SARS confirms Mathebula’s exit from tax agency

2019-08-26 20:35

The SARS joint statement with Hlengani Mathebula said both parties agreed that his 'employment relationship' with the revenue service should be brought to an end.

SARS places 'protect me from yourself' IT head on precautionary suspension

2019-08-21 12:41

The tax agency has placed Mmamathe Makheke-Mokhuane on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of a disciplinary process related to allegations of misconduct.

Culture of fear and racial tension at SARS, says Kieswetter

2019-06-05 06:01

New SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says his engagement with employees has revealed a work climate marked by a culture of distrust in the leadership, as well as racial tension.

SARS lifts tax return threshold from R350 000 to R500 000

2019-06-04 09:39

This means that only people who earn more than R500 000 per year will need to file their tax returns, commissioner Edward Kieswetter said at a media briefing in Pretoria.

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