Sars to hit 300 000 companies with fines

2018-09-16 06:00

The SA Revenue Service, as part of a move to boost its revenue collection, is looking to nail 300 000 companies with penalties for failure to submit corporate income tax returns.

SARS looks into identifying noncompliant cryptocurrency 'miners'

2018-08-19 06:03

Acting SA Revenue Service commissioner Mark Kingon says the organisation is looking into ways of identifying cryptocurrency traders who might be dodging tax.

SARS starts publishing names of convicted tax offenders

2018-07-09 14:37

Ten taxpayers who failed to submit their tax returns have been fined and now have criminal records, the tax agency has said.

SARS kicks off tax season with charter outlining taxpayers' rights

2018-07-02 11:53

Tax Season 2018 has officially been launched, and SARS has also released its Service Charter outlining taxpayers’ rights and responsibilities as well as service standards they can expect from the agency.

Finance Minister re-appoints Kingon as SARS commissioner for 90 more days

2018-06-17 15:02

South African Revenue Service acting commissioner Mark Kingon’s time at the helm has been extended by another three months, thanks to Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.

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.

SARS to reestablish teams to probe illicit tobacco trade

2018-05-24 07:52

The tax agency is in the process of reestablishing dedicated investigative teams to probe the illicit tobacco trade, SARS acting head Mark Kingon has told Parliament.

SARS hoping for higher growth to boost collections

2018-04-08 06:00

Service is in talks with the justice cluster regarding improved tax-related enforcement.

Ramaphosa dealing with Moyane suspension: Nene

2018-04-03 15:19

The finance minister says President Cyril Ramaphosa is dealing with the suspension of former SARS boss Tom Moyane, who left the agency under a cloud last month.

SARS inquiry to be much wider than suspended Moyane

2018-03-20 16:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa will proceed with a commission of inquiry into SARS after the tax agency's commissioner Tom Moyane was suspended.


Kingon talks tough on illicit trade, revenue collection

2018-09-10 12:33

Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon has encouraged South Africans to join hands in fighting illicit trade and to be cooperative in paying their taxes for the benefit of the economy.

Soccer star Teko Modise on SARS' name and shame list

2018-07-09 15:47

Former Bafana Bafana regular Teko Modise is among those convicted for filing late tax returns, a SARS spokesperson has confirmed.

Nene: No mission more important than restoring SARS' credibility

2018-07-02 13:35

Government is working to stabilise SARS, restore its credibility and strengthen its capacity to collect R1.345trn revenue for 2018, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has said.

BRICS tax officials put heads together to curb evasion, illicit financial flows

2018-06-22 06:57

Information exchange aimed at curbing illicit financial flows and tax evasion dominated the BRICS Tax and Customs meeting.

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.

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.

Mark Kingon ready to nip illicit tobacco trade in the bud, SARS assures MPs

2018-05-02 22:51

The South African Revenue Service has assured Parliament its acting commissioner Mark Kingon is serious about stepping up its efforts to clamp down on the illicit tobacco trade.

A difference of style

2018-04-08 06:00

The release of the preliminary tax revenue for 2017/18 in Pretoria on Tuesday couldn’t have been more different to what it was last year, under former finance minister Malusi Gigaba and now-suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane.

New SARS boss worried about key target

2018-03-25 09:30

The last time government managed to increase tax revenue by 10% was in 2014, but there are signs of recovery.

Moyane threatens Ramaphosa with legal action over suspension

2018-03-20 11:12

Suspended SARS head Tom Moyane has threatened legal action over his suspension, saying in a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa that his suspension was part of an 'unlawful process'.

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