Kieswetter: Focusing on tax compliance has helped raise R75bn in revenue

2020-04-02 05:00

General non-compliance is costing SARS in excess of R100 billion in potential revenue, said Edward Kieswetter.

SA Revenue Service's tax collection grows despite sluggish economy

2020-04-01 16:40

SARS grows revenue collection to R1.356 trillion, up 5.3%. The budget estimate was R1.422 trillion.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Kieswetter: Hunt for partner to clamp down on illicit cigarette trade must 'start from scratch'

2020-04-01 20:30

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said he is disappointed with the lack of progress made in finding a service provider to help with an initiative to clamp down on illicit cigarette trade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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