Makwakwa investigation didn't include suspicious transactions - law firm

2017-11-09 17:05

Law firm Hogan Lovells, which conducted an investigation into top SA Revenue Service official Jonas Makwakwa, has said that it did not directly investigate transactions red flagged by the Financial Intelligence Centre.

Gigaba's dilemma: Will his loyalty to Zuma trump his ambition?

2017-10-31 08:42

Finance Minister Gigaba is between a rock and a hard place. He has presidential ambitions, but to get there he'll have to go against President Zuma's wishes, writes Max du Preez.

POLOTIKI: | Episode 14: Connecting the dots - KPMG, SARS and the Guptas

2017-09-22 09:56

In this week's episode of POLOTIKI, we discuss Makhosi Khoza's resignation from the ANC and, we connect the dots between KPMG, SARS and the Guptas.

'Rogue unit' retraction: 5 questions answered

2017-09-18 15:45

If you are in the dark about the controversy surrounding SARS and the KPMG report about the so-called "rogue unit", read here.

Wealth tax: Good idea or not?

2017-09-13 11:58

Should the rich be taxed more? Let’s take a look at the various arguments both for and against this proposal.

Tax refund delays the exception, not the norm - SARS

2017-09-05 06:02

SARS says it was “unfortunate’ that Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe concluded in a report that delayed payments to taxpayers by SARS was a “systemic issue”.

July deadline for SARS to respond on delayed refunds

2017-07-06 13:47

SARS has until the end of July to make its submissions to the provisional report on an investigation launched by the Tax Ombud regarding delayed refund payments.

Virtual tax business nets good growth

2017-06-29 16:43

Few can claim to be competent when it comes to filing tax returns. A few years ago, Marc Sevitz co-founded an online platform with Evan Robinson to make this arduous process a breeze.

SARS collects revenue of over R1.14trn

2017-04-03 12:34

The South African Revenue Service has collected R1.144trn for the 2016/17 financial year, according to SARS boss Tom Moyane.

SARS at risk of imploding

2017-03-05 05:07

Mass resignations, failure to maintain standards, lack of capacity and expertise, and an anti-intellectual culture blamed for low levels of revenue collection.


#ParadisePapers shows poor attempt to stop 'tax cheats' - Oxfam

2017-11-08 10:21

The #ParadisePapers leak exposes the “feeble” political attempts to stop tax cheats, says a spokesperson for Oxfam.

No such thing as a minor lapse of integrity

2017-10-15 06:19

The crime KPMG committed in tarnishing SA’s economy and reputation is unforgivable, writes Tebogo Khaas.

South Africans disclose R35bn in offshore assets to taxman

2017-09-19 20:06

South Africans have declared almost R35bn worth of foreign assets under the government-initiated special voluntary disclosure programme.

Symington on SARS disciplinary action - I am a whistleblower

2017-09-14 20:11

SARS legal expert Vlok Symington, in a bid to have disciplinary proceedings against him stopped, has told the High Court in Pretoria that he should be protected as a whistleblower.

LIST: How SARS can avert delays in refunds

2017-09-05 14:02

The Tax Ombud has made several recommendations to SARS to avoid the delayed refunds to taxpayers.

SARS system behind delay in tax refunds, ombud finds

2017-09-04 14:55

Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe has found that the system of the South African Revenue Service is behind the delayed payment of refunds to taxpayers.

Experimental drug shows promise against dangerous viruses

2017-07-03 10:33

Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

What you need to know about provisional tax

2017-06-07 09:35

An increasing number of people are leaving formal employment to work on their own. But this move has significant tax implications.

Tax ombud gets more bite

2017-03-05 06:00

Recent legislative amendments are set to make the Office of the Tax Ombudsman more independent of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in a move that should benefit ordinary taxpayers when they report an issue to the ombud.

Tax ombud to initiate investigations into issues affecting taxpayers

2017-02-27 09:16

Amendments to the Tax Administration Act have given the Office of the Tax Ombudsman greater independence and, importantly, the ability to initiate an investigation into systemic issues affecting taxpayers.

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