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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.
New SARS boss Edward Kieswetter has vowed to restore public trust in the revenue service following several knocks to the organisation's integrity and a staff exodus, among other things.
SARS received 82 applications for the position of commissioner, a report from the selection panel reveals.
Judge Robert Nugent did not hold back on scandals that have dogged SARS under axed Commissioner Tom Moyane's watch.
The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has been bedevilled with bad news for several years. Fin24 took a look at what went wrong, and attempts to stabilise it in 2018.
Corruption charges have been filed against acting SA Revenue Service commissioner Mark Kingon, by an unknown and obscure organisation named the Anti-Poverty Forum.
Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon has given MPs a list of issues which must be addressed in order to turn around the revenue service.
Despite increasing the VAT rate earlier in the year, the state is again facing a multi-billion rand revenue shortfall.
The acting commissioner is set to give evidence at the Nugent Inquiry into what is being done to steer the tax service out of its operational crisis.
Judge Robert Nugent recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa replace suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane immediately.
The SA Revenue Service collected R1 287.6bn in tax for the financial year ended March 31, 2019, some R14.6bn less than what was estimated in the revised Budget.
Raising revenue collection and turning around the revenue service are just some of the tasks new SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter will have to tackle when he takes over on May 1.
This comes at the tax agency continues its search for a permanent new head.
The South African Revenue Service advertisement said the successful applicant will be "an individual who reflects the highest professional standards…with high levels of professionalism, integrity, accountability".
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has extended acting SARS commissioner Mark Kingon’s term for another 90 days as pressure mounts on President Cyril Ramaphosa to make a permanent appointment.
Despite reports that the SARS IT infrastructure was on the verge of collapse, the tax agency has said it worked "exceptionally well" on Wednesday.
Government is betting on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus plan and renewed investor confidence in SA to overcome weak economic growth.
The acting SARS commissioner has apologised 'unreservedly' to people the of South Africa for leadership failures at the tax service.
Acting SARS boss Mark Kingon told Fin24 that he was ready to serve in the position he occupies permanently, if President Cyril Ramaphosa deems it fit.
The delay in processes regarding the fate of suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane are not good, says a tax expert.
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