7 things on new SARS head Edward Kieswetter's To Do list

2019-05-02 07:15

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter officially took up the reins at the start of May. Here's what lies ahead as he steps into office.

Public Protector subpoenas Gordhan over 'rogue unit'

2019-04-11 19:03

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has been subpoenaed by the Public Protector to submit an affidavit related to the so-called SARS 'rogue unit', the minister's spokesperson confirmed on Thursday evening.

Ferial Haffajee: An abused nation welcomes a tax boss. Why? This is not normal!

2019-03-28 18:35

The national salutation that greeted Edward Kieswetter’s appointment as SARS commissioner on Wednesday night is the oddest thing, says Ferial Haffajee.

Black Management Forum questions 'lack of transparency' in appointing new SARS commissioner

2019-03-22 11:03

The Black Management Forum is concerned with what it deems to be a 'rushed and guarded' recruitment process in terms of appointing a new SARS boss.

Timeline: SARS in disarray - all you need to know ahead of the final commission report

2018-12-14 18:44

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.

South Africans probably won’t be hit by big tax hikes next year, PricewaterhouseCoopers says

2018-10-18 15:13

Tax income has been stronger than expected.

Carrim: 'We did look at Lackay's SARS memo'

2018-10-04 14:27

It's simply not true that Parliament did not take up Adrian Lackay's concerns around the so-called "rogue unit" at Sars, writes Yunus Carrim.

Dennis Davis: Pravin Gordhan suffered 'unbelievable trauma'

2018-09-27 20:24

Public Enterprise Minister Parvin Gordhan suffered "unbelievable trauma" through the "disgraceful reporting" on the SARS 'rogue unit', says Judge Dennis Davis.

Love shopping from online international retailers like Asos and Amazon? Be careful, SARS wants to register you as an importer

2018-09-20 11:47

As a consumer you will now only be limited to three purchases before requiring an import code in order to buy any more goods internationally.

Bogus tax practitioner sentenced to direct inprisonment

2018-07-29 15:15

Tax practitioner Nosicela Ntozini was sentenced to six and a half years direct imprisonment for 159 counts of fraud and for failing to register as a tax practitioner.


New SARS boss hits the ground running

2019-05-01 16:02

May 1 was a public holiday, but South African Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter was already ticking off tasks on his to do list, according to the tax agency.

New Sars boss: so much more than just a taxman

2019-04-05 16:13

Edward Kieswetter is ready to roll up his sleeves as he takes over as head of Sars. He spoke to YOU about is road to the top job.

New SARS boss 'will bring much needed stability to SARS'

2019-03-28 11:39

New SARS boss Edward Kieswetter has been welcomed by financial services bodies and others, who say that while he will have his work cut out for him, Kieswetter is the right man "to bring policy certainty to the organisation".

SARS is eyeing suspect pastors, says tax boss

2019-02-28 15:04

SARS is clamping down on growing tax non-compliance among churches.

SARS: Zuma's man Tom Moyane leaves behind a broken tax man

2018-11-01 22:54

SARS started sailing too close to the wind when it started clamping down on various associates of former president Jacob Zuma, writes Pieter du Toit in this analysis of what led up to President Cyril Ramaphosa axing Tom Moyane.

Ruling expected on Tom Moyane's application to postpone disciplinary hearing

2018-10-04 15:16

Advocate Azhar Bham, chairperson of the disciplinary inquiry into suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, is set to rule on an application for postponement brought by Moyane.

Bonang Matheba is ‘surprised’ about tax allegations – and says she respects the law

2018-09-28 10:42

The celebrity's communications team says she now has a newly-appointed audit team to help her work our her taxes – which the state says she hasn't been paying.

Bonang Matheba didn't show up in court for a tax case – now she could face an arrest warrant

2018-09-27 14:41

And she's not alone. Soapie actor Rapulana Seiphemo appeared before the Special Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday for missing tax returns dating back 2013.

Nene extends Kingon's term at SARS for another 90 days

2018-09-17 13:09

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has extended Mark Kingon's term as acting commissioner of the SA Revenue Service for another 90 days.

The 18 biggest mistakes you can make on your tax return this year

2018-07-24 07:12

Tax filing season is now open, and the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is waiting for returns. Doing your tax is painful enough – don’t compound your misery with these own goals.

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